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Excerpt from The Scapegoat: IllustratedThis book in its present form is new to American readers, although a book under the same title, telling practically the same story, was published in America seven years ago. That was just after the passing ofMoreExcerpt from The Scapegoat: IllustratedThis book in its present form is new to American readers, although a book under the same title, telling practically the same story, was published in America seven years ago. That was just after the passing of the Copyright Act, and the effort to meet the conditions of the new law seemed to require that the romance should be published in what I knew was an immature and wholly unsatisfactory form. This was the form in which it was being published serially in English and American journals, without the revision usually considered necessary for any piece of writing before its appearance as a book, and especially desirable in the case of the present work.The Scapegoat was written immediately after my visit to Morocco. While there I contracted a malarial trouble which for many months afterwards made literary effort doubly difficult. Nevertheless, the engagements of the periodicals in which it had been announced to appear made it necessary that I should go on with the story, and at a nervous tension that is painful to remember I carried my task through to the end.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.