Technically this is not a story from what would be considered a “pulp” magazine but it was written by the master Foreign Legion pulp fictioneer Georges Surdez. It appeared in Elks Magazine (of all places), in their September 1939 issue. The Elks are a fraternal order founded in 1868 that eventually grew large and popular enough that they began publication of a magazine in 1922. From the beginning, this publication had some fiction that appeared in it’s content and there were a couple of good stories of wilderness adventure, war, historical fiction, and a couple of gems from Surdez. This story is only two pages long and reminds me of the other “short-short” stories by Surdez that appeared in Collier’s Magazine (which you can find on this blog). As far as the story goes, all I can say is that Captain Talifer has balls of steel.