PERIL PRESS presents:
Short Stories, November 25, 1930
HUGH B. CAVE
Author of many thrilling tales of Dangerous Borneo gives us
BRING ME HIS BLOOD!
Death Walks with a White Man in the Sinister Byways of a Borneo Waterfront
This edition includes the illustrations from the story as well as the cover to the issue of Short Stories that first published this story.
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About the Author
Sources differ as to when Cave sold his first story: some say it was "I Name Thee, Cave" while he still attended Brookline High School, others cite "Island Ordeal", written at age 19 in 1929 while still working for the self-publishing press.
In his early career he contributed to such pulp magazines as Astounding, Black Mask, and Weird Tales. By his own estimate, in the 1930s alone, he published roughly 800 short stories in nearly 100 periodicals under a number of pseudonyms, such as James Pitt and Margaret Hullinwall. Cave was especially noted for his horror fiction: Stefan Dziemianowicz wrote in the St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost and Gothic Writers, that Cave "transformed rural American towns into Gothic landscapes, local powerbrokers into megalomaniacal fiends." Of particular interest during this time was his series featuring an independent gentleman of courageous action and questionable morals called simply The Eel. These adventures appeared in the late 1930s and early 40s under the pen name Justin Case. Cave was also one of the most successful contributors to the weird menace or "shudder pulps" of the 1930s.