„Hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet.“

—  Роберт Ирвин Говард, The Complete Chronicles of Conan

"The Phoenix on the Sword" (1932)
Источник: The Complete Chronicles of Conan

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