“I pay my way with steel!” roared the man in armor, brandishing the
great sword that glittered bluely in the sun. “By Crom, yin, if you don’t
get under way, I’ll drench this galley in the ‘blood of its crew!”
This particular story is Queen of the Black Coast, an undisputed classic, which Howard wrote in 1934.
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