Kull, king of Valusia, was overcome with unrest and was unsure of what he needed to do. A girl of the castle told him to seek Tuzun Thune, a wizard who knew all the secrets of life and death. When Kull visits the wizard, he learns that the wizard uses mirrors to allow Kull to look into the past and the future. But it is the mirror that shows only his own reflection that sends Kull into a distracting world of contemplation.
Solomon Kane was heading to Torkertown and had two routes to choose from a direct route across a moor, or a long tedious route through the swamps. Ignoring the warning of the villagers that he had just left behind, he decides that he will take the direct route across the moor. A young man of the village, seeing that Kane is heading towards the moor, rushes to beg him to please take the swamp route the next day instead of venturing through the moor at night.
"Not the best of Howard, but still good"
When Dennis Dorgan is unexpectedly declared the loser in a boxing match against Kid Leary that he quite obviously won, he realizes something has gone amiss. The situation grows worse when his manager comes in and reveals that he has lost all his money and his ship because of the loss. When the crooked referee comes to Dorgan and tells him that the fight was fixed for a reason, Dorgan agrees to help him shake up the bad guy and straighten out the situation.