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Pigeons from Hell

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Pigeons from Hell

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Alternate Title: The Whistler in the Dark
Author: Robert E. Howard
Publisher: Weird Tales, 1938
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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Horror
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Nominated in 2014 for the 1939 Retro Hugo Award.

"Pigeons from Hell" is a short story by Robert E. Howard written in late 1934 and published posthumously in 1938. The story title derives from an image present in many of Howard's grandmother's ghost stories, that of an old deserted plantation mansion haunted by ghostly pigeons.

The story originally appeared in Weird Tales, May 1938. It has been reprinted many times and can be found in the anthologies:

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