The Case of the Friendly Corpse, published in 1941 in Unknown

“The Case of the Friendly Corpse”
by L. Ron Hubbard

Publication date: August 1941

Original publication: Unknown

Genre: Fantasy

Story description: A young college student who switches places with a mighty wizards, is inducted into the Orders of Necromancers. When he dispenses to a dead sultan a “revivification potion” that has been accidentally mixed with the potion for making friends, he has on his hands a “friendly corpse.”