Dragon Kao Tsu — Howard writing as Sam Walser.
Dragon Kao Tsu first published in Spicy-Adventure Stories, September 1936.
She came from high society. She should have known she had no business associating with a gorilla like Wild Bill Clanton. However, the job she wanted done was plain burglary, and her code of honor wouldn’t let her turn thief!
The girl who stormed the back room of the Purple Dragon Bar where Wild Bill Clanton sat sipping a whiskey-and-soda, looked out of place in that dive. She advertised her place in the social register from her insolently tilted beret to her high French heels. She was tall and slender, but all her lines were supple and rounded, with melting curves that would make any man’s blood run faster. Just now her purplish eyes flashed and her pertly-tilted breasts swelled stormily.
“You,” she accused Clanton, “are a thief, a liar, and a rat!”
“So what?” he returned unimpressed, as he poured another drink.
“Why, you lowlifed—!” Her refinement skidded a trifle in her resentment, and she began sketching his genealogy with language she never learned in the Junior League. He interrupted her peremptorily.