This early work by Ernest Bramah was originally published in 1911 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat' is one of Bramah's works in the Kai Lung series. Ernest Bramah Smith was born was near Manchester in 1868. He was a poor student, and dropped out of the Manchester Grammar School when sixteen years old to go into the farming business. Bramah found commercial and critical success with his first novel, The Wallet of Kai Lung, but it was his later stories of detective Max Carrados that assured him lasting fame.