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THE WONDER PALACE

Published by James Hampton at Smashwords

Copyright © 2012 by James Hampton

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Prologue


For decades to come, the last night of the year 1908 would hold a place of infamy in the chronicles of the Jekyll Island Club. Only one person attending the New Year’s Eve celebration held at the Club that night could imagine the notoriety it would achieve by next morning. But Louise North—shyly beautiful American-born star of the London stage—certainly wasn’t going to say anything beforehand. She would get only one chance to do this; if she failed, the consequences would be horrific. So secrecy was vital.

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