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Splendid Outcast

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Splendid Outcast is a gripping novel that follows the story of a man who finds himself caught between two worlds. The protagonist, Peter Stirling, is a young American who travels to Europe in search of adventure and a fresh start. However, he soon becomes embroiled in a web of political intrigue and conspiracy that threatens to consume him.

What sets this novel apart is its complex and well-developed characters. Stirling is a fascinating protagonist, torn between his sense of duty and his desire for freedom. The supporting cast is equally compelling, from the enigmatic Countess von Stroebel to the charismatic anarchist Borski.

The plot is fast-paced and full of twists and turns, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat throughout. The historical backdrop of pre-World War I Europe adds depth and richness to the story.

Overall, Splendid Outcast is an engaging and thought-provoking read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and political thrillers. George Gibbs has crafted a novel that is both entertaining and insightful, making it a must-read for anyone looking for a thrilling adventure.

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_What else?_—What else had happened? Something to do with the remarkable likeness between himself and Harry? The likeness,—so strong that only their own mother had been able to tell them apart.

Memory came to him with a rush. He remembered now what had happened in the darkness, what he had done. Taken Harry’s lieutenant’s uniform, giving the coward his own corporal’s outfit. Then he, Jim Horton, had gone on and carried out the Major’s orders, leaving the coward writhing in the ditch.

By George!——the fight—he, Jim Horton, had won the victory at Boissière Wood for the —th Infantry—_for Harry!—as Harry_!

Perhaps, he was really Harry and not Jim Horton at all? He glanced around him curiously, as though somewhat amused at the metempsychosis. And then thoughtfully shook his head.

No. He was Jim Horton, all right—Jim Horton. There was no mistake about that. (Excerpt from chapter 1)

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