From Project Gutenberg, some more "clean, interesting, vivid" stories from the early days of the sf genre.
Salvage in Space by Jack Williamson (Astounding Stories, March 1933)
"To Thad Allen, meteor miner, comes the dangerous bonanza of a derelict rocket-flier manned by death invisible."
Priestess of the Flame by Sewell Peaslee Wright (Astounding Stories, June 1932)
"Commander John Hanson recounts the extraordinary story of Liane, Priestess of the Flame."