The Scapegoat Author:Daphne du Maurier They met purely by chance - Jean the Frenchman and John the Englishman. Standing before the mirror in the restaurant, they gazed at their reflections. It was uncanny; they were as alike as identical twins. Amazed at the resemblance, they ate and talked and drank together. — The next morning John awakened from a drugged sleep to find himself in a... more » strange hotel. The Frenchman had taken his baggage and papers and left his double to assume the life he no longer wanted, the responsibilities he could no longer face.
While still puzzling over his bizarre situation, a chauffeur arrived to take "Monsieur le Compte" back to his chateau.
John was no longer a professor in an English university. He was the Count de Gue!« less