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The Pit of the Serpent is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in the July 1929 issue of Fight Stories.[1]

"The Pit of the Serpent"
AuthorRobert E. Howard
CountryUnited States
SeriesSailor Steve Costigan
Genre(s)Boxing, Comedy
Published inFight Stories
Publication typePulp magazine
Publication dateJuly 1929

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 Archived 2008-03-12 at the Wayback Machine, The Copyright and Ownership Status of the Works and Words of Robert E. Howard by Paul Herman, retrieved 20 December 2007

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