The Devil’s Rescue, published in 1940 in Unknown

“The Devil’s Rescue”
by L. Ron Hubbard

Publication date: October 1940

Original publication: Unknown

Genre: Fantasy

Story description: After drifting in an open boat for twenty-two days, a sailor is rescued by a crew on a clipper ship, only to find himself shooting dice with someone who wants to possess his soul.

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