Good old-fashioned melodrama in an adventure story of the days of the Barbary pirates in Tripoli. An american doctor, young, impulsive, has run away from scandal in Philadelphia, shipped as supercargo and been captured. The intervention of the British consul saves him from the usual fate, and he is made the slave of the ruling family, and commanded to save the life of the ruler's grandchild. From that he goes on to exciting adventure, within the harem and without. It's new material and good entertainment, though the story doesn't sound authentic. Rental libraries, public libraries -- for adventure-romance readers.