Skull Face

Skull Face

Infobox short story
name = Skull Face
title_orig = Skull Face
translator =
author = Robert E. Howard
country = United States
language = English
series = Sailor Steve Costigan
genre = Adventure
published_in = Weird Tales
publication_type = Pulp magazine
publisher =
media_type =
pub_date = Oct-Dec 1929
english_pub_date =
preceded_by =
followed_by =

"Skull Face" is a series of short stories written by Robert E. Howard, which appeared in Weird Tales magazine, beginning in October 1929, and ending in December, 1929."The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard", pages 194-320. Cosmos Books, July 2007] . The series stars one of Howard's recurring characters, Steve Costigan.

Plot

The story begins with Steve Costigan drearily waking in Yu Shantu's Temple of Dreams, a hashish den in the city of London, England. He has been re-occurring dreams of something he calls "Skull Face", and is puzzled about their meanings. He is broke, and in need of more hashish, the drug he is addicted to. When confronted by the doorman, Hassim, Costigan informs him of his lack of funds. Hassim promptly throws him out through the front door to the den. Bruised and bleeding, Costigan is helped to his feet by a young woman, Zulieka.

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