Today we shall complete our study of Witch's Tales Vol. 3 No. 1 with two shameless swipes from pre-code, Ajax/Farrell publications. This first filthy tale of mud and death was origianlly published in Strange Fantasy, August 1953.Certainly, some may find it strange that the slander mag publisher of "Grave Rehearsal" so eagerly accepts a health resort invitation from a woman named "Madame Satin," who wears a skull ring and sends a box of mud from Transalvania as a sample of her services. Dear Miss Satin also enjoys dressing in black and carries a whip for good measure. But, in perfect honesty, whom among us wouldn't be rushing to book the next flight? Flesh is, after all . . . weak.
This second tale, "Terror Below," first saw the light of day in Haunted Thrills, November 1953. "As you sow, so shall you reap" proclaims the well-known English proverb - a thought perfectly suited to the following. Myself, I have always preferred the brutal directness of another English proverb: "What goes around, comes around." I hope now one's allergic to shell fish!
Thus concludes this issue of Witch's Tales. Sleep well, thou ragged and dusty tome.