“Escape for Three”
by L. Ron Hubbard
Publication date: June 1936
Original publication: Thrilling Adventures
Genre: Action & Adventure
Story description: When Berber tribesmen capture a wealthy Lieutenant, three tough legionnaires decide to rescue him for a cash ransom, but heroism ends up being a bigger reward.
Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the title The Black Sultan.