This month’s pulp story is a four-part serial from Georges Surdez. Nine Picked Men appeared in the May, June, July and August 1937, issues of Adventure. The first part says that this was to be a three part story but Surdez must have been writing this story on the fly and continued it on for another installment. So stay tuned, I’ll post the next part in a couple of days and the third and fourth parts shortly after.
The story features “Chesty” Maddock, an American who, because of his high standards and elitism, sets himself up for failure in both his college athletic career and the Foreign Legion which was supposed to have been his refuge. The story so far takes place in the garrison town of Sidi Bel Abbes where Maddock starts learning some hard lessons the hard way.