The Beast, published in 1942 in Astounding Science-Fiction

“The Beast”
by L. Ron Hubbard

Publication date: October 1942

Original publication: Astounding Science-Fiction

Genre: Science Fiction

Story description: A strange beast in the jungles of Venus has to be killed, not just because it has taken many lives, but also something Ginger Cranston can’t live without—his courage.

Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the title The Great Secret.