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The Pool of the Black One

(1933)
(A book in the Conan series)
A Novella by

 
 
Into the west, unknown of man, Ships have sailed since the world began. Read, if you dare, what Skelos wrote, With dead hands fumbling his silken coat; And follow the ships through the wind-blown wrack Follow the ships that come not back. Sancha, once of Kordava, yawned daintily, stretched her supple limbs luxuriously, and composed herself more comfortably on the ermine-fringed silk spread on the carack's poop-deck. That the crew watched her with burning interest from waist and forecastle she was lazily aware, just as she was also aware that her short silk kirtle veiled little of her voluptuous contours from their eager eyes. Wherefore she smiled insolently and prepared to snatch a few more winks before the sun, which was just thrusting his golden disk above the ocean, should dazzle her eyes. But at that instant a sound reached her ears unlike the creaking of timbers, thrum of cordage and lap of waves. She sat up, her gaze fixed on the rail, over which, to her amazement, a dripping figure clambered. Her dark eyes opened wide, her red lips parted in an O of surprize. The intruder was a stranger to her. Water ran in rivulets from his great shoulders and down his heavy arms. His single garment--a pair of bright crimson silk breeks--was soaking wet, as was his broad gold-buckled girdle and the sheathed sword it supported. As he stood at the rail, the rising sun etched him like a great bronze statue. He ran his fingers through his streaming black mane, and his blue eyes lit as they rested on the girl. "Who are you?" she demanded. "Whence did you come?"

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September 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pool of the Black One
Author(s): Robert Ervin Howard, Hank Jankus
ISBN: 0-937986-81-X / 978-0-937986-81-3 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Pool Of The Black One
Author(s): Robert Ervin Howard
ISBN: 1-73128-049-1 / 978-1-73128-049-7 (USA edition)
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November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Pool Of The Black One
Author(s): Robert Ervin Howard
ISBN: 1-73144-306-4 / 978-1-73144-306-9 (USA edition)
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November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Pool of the Black One: Large Print
Author(s): Robert E Howard
ISBN: 1-73096-862-7 / 978-1-73096-862-4 (USA edition)
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November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Pool of the Black One
Author(s): Robert E Howard
ISBN: 1-73080-973-1 / 978-1-73080-973-6 (USA edition)
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April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Pool of the Black One
Author(s): Robert E Howard
ISBN: 1-71721-761-3 / 978-1-71721-761-5 (USA edition)
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April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Pool Of The Black One
Author(s): Robert Ervin Howard
ISBN: 1-985083-08-6 / 978-1-985083-08-0 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Pool Of The Black One: Special Edition
Author(s): Robert E Howard
ISBN: 1-986934-47-0 / 978-1-986934-47-3 (USA edition)
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September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Pool Of The Black One
Author(s): Robert E Howard
ISBN: 1-976430-79-8 / 978-1-976430-79-4 (USA edition)
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August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Pool Of The Black One
Author(s): Robert Ervin Howard
ISBN: 1-974118-26-6 / 978-1-974118-26-7 (USA edition)
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February 2017 : Paperback
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Title: The Pool Of The Black One
Author(s): Robert Ervin Howard
ISBN: 1-5432-4512-9 / 978-1-5432-4512-7
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May 2016 : Paperback
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Title: The Pool Of The Black One
Author(s): Robert Ervin Howard
ISBN: 1-5334-0960-9 / 978-1-5334-0960-7
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July 2015 : Paperback
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Title: The Pool Of The Black One
Author(s): Robert Ervin Howard
ISBN: 1-5151-0343-9 / 978-1-5151-0343-1
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December 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Pool of the Black One
Author(s): Robert E Howard
ISBN: 1-4733-2335-5 / 978-1-4733-2335-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: White Press
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March 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Pool Of The Black One
Author(s): Robert Ervin Howard
ISBN: 1-4750-4044-X / 978-1-4750-4044-9 (USA edition)
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Pool of the Black One (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Robert E Howard
ISBN: 1-4065-7235-7 / 978-1-4065-7235-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: The Pool of the Black One
Author(s): Robert E Howard
ISBN: 1-5226-4928-X / 978-1-5226-4928-1
Publisher: Speculative!
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July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Pool of the Black One
Author(s): Robert E Howard
ISBN: 1-5226-4929-8 / 978-1-5226-4929-8
Publisher: Speculative!
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July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Pool of the Black One
Author(s): Robert E Howard
Publisher: Jimcin Recordings
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Pool Of The Black One (Annotated) (Conan Book 6)
Author(s): Robert Ervin Howard
Publisher: Shaf
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June 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Pool Of The Black One
Author(s): Robert Ervin Howard
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February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Pool of the Black One
Author(s): Robert E Howard
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June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Pool of the Black One
Author(s): Robert E Howard
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March 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Pool Of The Black One (Illustrated)
Author(s): Robert E Howard
Publisher: BookRix GmbH & Co. KG
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May 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Pool of the Black One
Author(s): Robert E Howard
Publisher: Lyger eBooks
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