“Price of a Hat” by L. Ron Hubbard
Publication date: March 1936
Original publication: Thrilling Adventures
Genre: Historical Fiction
Story description: A search for a lost treasure in Pakistan leads to an ancient tomb, murder and the obliteration of an entire expedition—the pilot being the only one to escape alive.
Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the title Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead.