Alleys of Peril

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Alleys of Peril"
Author Robert E. Howard
Country United States
Language English
Series Sailor Steve Costigan
Genre(s) Boxing, Comedy
Published in Fight Stories
Publication type Pulp magazine
Publication date January 1931

Alleys of Peril is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in January 1931 issue of Fight Stories.[1]

THE MINUTE I seen the man they'd picked to referee the fight between me and Red McCoy, I didn't like his looks. His name was Jack Ridley and he was first mate aboard the _Castleton,_ one of them lines which acts very high tone, making their officers wear uniforms. Bah! The first cap'n I ever sailed with never wore nothing at sea but a pair of old breeches, a ragged undershirt and a month's growth of whiskers. He used to say uniforms was all right for navy admirals and bell-hops but they was a superflooity anywheres else. Well, this Ridley was a young fellow, slim and straight as a spar, with cold eyes and a abrupt manner. I seen right off that he was a bucko which wouldn't even let his crew shoot craps on deck if he could help it. But I decided not to let his appearance get on my nerves, but to ignore him and knock McCoy stiff as quick as possible so I couldst have the rest of the night to myself. They is a old feud between the _Sea Girl_ and McCoy's ship, the _Whale._ The minute the promoter of the Waterfront Fight Arena heard both our ships had docked, he rushed down and signed us up for a fifteen-round go--billed it as a grudge fight, which it wasn't nothing but, and packed the house.

More Reading: Other Books by Robert E. Howard by ADB Publishing (The Original) Apparition In the Prize Ring (The Original) Alleys of Darkness (The Original) Alleys of Peril (This Book) (The Original) Almuric (The Original) The Tomb's Secret (The Original) Champ of the Forecastle (The Original) Circus Fists (The Original) Cupid vs Pollux (The Original) Fist and Fang (The Original) General Ironfist (The Original) Night of Battle (The Original) Old Garfield's Heart (The Original) The Shadow of the Vulture (The Original) Sailors' Grudge (The Original) She Devil (The Original) Sluggers on the Beach (The Original) Black Vulmea's Vengeance (The Original) Texas Fists (The Original) The Bull Dog Breed (The Original) The Iron Man (The Original) The Man on the Ground (The Original) The Slugger's Game (The Original) Vikings of the Gloves (The Original) Waterfront Fists (The Original) The Purple Heart of Erlik (Nothing to Lose) (1936) (The Original) Winner Take All

The story is now in the public domain.[2]


  1. ^ Publication history at Howard Works, retrieved 20 December 2007
  2. ^ The Robert-E-Howard: Electronic Amateur Press Association, The Copyright and Ownership Status of the Works and Words of Robert E. Howard by Paul Herman, retrieved 20 December 2007

External links[edit]