“The Snout in the Dark” is one of the original short stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, an untitled fragment begun in the 1930s but not finished or published in Howard’s lifetime. It was completed and titled by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter and in this form first published in the collection Conan of Cimmeria (1969). 

See also UNTITLED DRAFT. (Amboola awakened slowly, …)

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L. Sprague de Camp finished this unpublished fragment, which came with a synopsis for the remainder of the story. Unhappy with the results, L. Sprague de Camp gave it to Lin Carter to revise. It appears in: