COVER DESIGN H. W. WESSOLOWSKI
_Painted in Water-colors from a Scene in "Brigands of the Moon."_
COLD LIGHT CAPTAIN S. P. MEEK 295
_How Could a Human Body Be Found Actually Splintered--Broken
into Sharp Fragments Like a Shattered Glass! Once Again Dr. Bird
Probes Deep into an Amazing Mystery._
BRIGANDS OF THE MOON RAY CUMMINGS 306
_Black Mutiny and Brigandage Stalk the Space-ship Planetara as
She Speeds to the Moon to Pick Up a Fabulously Rich Cache of
THE SOUL MASTER WILL SMITH AND R. J. ROBBINS 350
_Desperately O'Hara Plunged into Prof. Kell's Mysterious Mansion.
For His Friend Skip Was the Victim of the Eccentric Scientist's
De-astralizing Experiment, and Faced a Fate More Hideous than
FROM THE OCEAN'S DEPTHS SEWELL PEASLEE WRIGHT 376
_Man Came from the Sea. Mercer, by His Thought-telegraph, Learns
from the Weirdly Beautiful Ocean-maiden of a Branch that Returned
VANDALS OF THE STARS A. T. LOCKE 390
_A Livid Flame Flares Across Space--and Over Manhattan Hovers
Teuxical, Vassal of Malfero, Lord of the Universe, Who Comes with
Ten Thousand Warriors to Ravage and Subjugate One More Planet for
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_By Capt. S. P. Meek_
How could a human body be found actually splintered--broken into
sharp fragments like a shattered glass! Once again Dr. Bird
probes deep into an amazing mystery.
[Illustration: "_The bodies had broken into pieces, as though they had
been made of glass._"]
"Confound it, Carnes, I am on my vacation!"
"I know it, Doctor, and I hate to disturb you, but I felt that I simply
had to. I have one of the weirdest cases on my hands that I have ever
been mixed up in and I think that you'll forgive me for calling you when
I tell you about it."
Dr. Bird groaned into the telephone transmitter.
"I took a vacation last summer, or tried to, and you hauled me away from
the best fishing I have found in years to help you on a case. This year
I traveled all the way from Washington to San Francisco to get away from
you and the very day that I get here you are after me. I won't have
anything to do with it. Where are you, anyway?"
"I am at Fallon, Nevada, Doctor. I'm sorry that you won't help me out
because the case promises to be unusually interesting. Let me at least
tell you about it."
Dr. Bird groaned louder than ever into the telephone transmitter.
"All right, go ahead and tell me about it if it will relieve your mind,
but I have given you my final answer. I am not a bit interested in it."