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The Pool of the Black One is a fantasy short story by American author Robert E. Howard, one of his original short stories starring the sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age, and concerns Conan becoming the captain of a pirate vessel while encountering a remote island with a mysterious pool which has the power of transmutation.

First published in Weird Tales in October 1933.

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