This short story by Theodore Roscoe originally appeared in the January, 1936 issue of Adventure. It’s set in the Middle East, and is similar in structure to the Thibaud Corday stories. The ending is different though.
Two companions are working in the Middle East when they come across a very striking statue of a woman. They steal it away from the tribe that guards it and the inevitable chase happens and the pursuers catch up to them. What happens next?
|On account of a woman by Theodore Roscoe (Originally appeared in Adventure, January, 1936]|
Download the story here.
If you like the story and want to read more like this, I’d suggest getting the Thibaud Corday stories which are available from Altus Press in book and ebook format.