Ho! Come and sit with me in the coffee shop of Silat and listen as I, Hamed the Dragoman recount for you my many adventures: of loves won and lost; of fortunes made and spent; of how I tempted the hand of fate many times and incurred the wrath of Sultans to live and tell my tales. Come and listen my friend. You will not be disappointed.
Some of these stories were collected and published in The Man Who Limped and Other Stories (1946).
Otis Adelbert Kline (1891–1946) born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, was an adventure novelist and literary agent during the pulp era. Much of his work first appeared in the magazine Weird Tales. Kline was an amateur orientalist and a student of Arabic, like his friend and sometime collaborator, E. Hoffmann Price.
Otis Adelbert Kline. Wikipedia.