This and the next three cover illustrations are related to each other. In this one the coiled rattlesnake in Cross Plains represents Robert E. Howard. There is an allignment between the snake, the watertower, and the cresent moon. The stars and their pattern are repeated in the next book, but not as stars but rather in the shape of a bird. The watertower is repeated as the top of a telephone pole. The moon is in the window of the church in the graveyard. The milkyway in this cover again in the tree branches full with leaves.