The Desert of the Singing Sands
William J. Makin
First published in Blue Book and in Pearson's Magazine, December 1932. When Paul Rocher met the Dutchman and learned he sold bedsteads, he was polite but amused. When he learned a desert sheik has ordered 60+ for his harem, Rocher got suspicious. 60-some metal beds in the desert? It was too much a curiosity for Rocher to pass.