Cl. L. Moore's first Northwest Smith story from 1933. On Mars, smuggler Northwest Smith saves a girl from a drunken crowd, who calls her a Shambleau. He takes her with him, but only later discovers that Shambleau feeds on the life-force of others. Fortunately for Smith his Venusian patner Yarol comes looking for him, and he knows what a Shambleau is. Directed by Yuri Rasovski for the 2000X series.