THE TOWER OF THE ELEPHANT (1933)

The Tower of the Elephant (1933)

Conan the Cimmerian desires greatly to uncover the mystery of Elephant Tower and its great jewel, the Elephant's Heart. But will the secrets of the Tower and its sorcerous priest prove a match for even the mightiest of barbarians?

by Robert E. Howard

Chapter I   Torches flared murkily on the revels in the Maul… chevronRight icon

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  1. Torches flared murkily on the revels in the Maul…
  2. A touch on his tunic sleeve made him turn his head…
  3. The lurid lights and drunken revelry fell away behind the Cimmerian…
  4. Straining his eyes in the gloom…
  5. “Follow me,” whispered Taurus…
  6. It was Conan’s savage instinct which made him wheel suddenly; for the death that was upon them made no sound…
  7. Up and up they went, silently…
  8. The Cimmerian leaped forward…
  9. Closing the door behind him…
  10. Then began a desperate game…
  11. Cautiously he pressed against the ivory door and it swung silently inward…
  12. That he did not instantly explode in a burst of murderous frenzy is a fact that measures his horror…
  13. Uncertainly Conan approached…
  14. He closed the ivory door behind him and without hesitation descended the silver steps…
  15. The Cimmerian turned and fled from the chamber…
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