A wonderful story! Other than the unlikely circumstances of correlated people meeting in out of the way places, which I consider pushing the idea of “fate” a little too far, this is an excellent romance and I encourage it read.
To me, the story did not interesting till the middle section, but overall it is a good book and worth reading. If you haven’t read Jeffery Farnol prior, I’d suggest Peregrine's Progress which was a much better story, in my opinion, and come back to read The Mountebank after your hooked on this outstanding author.
A story of 2 brothers in love with their adopted sister Viviette. The jealousy of one brother develops into a serious conflict that forces a finale to the situation. I’m not sure the best comprises and choices were made in the end, but it ends happily for a few and probably okay for the rest
The book is a collection of adventures of a French romantic vagabond of sorts. I enjoy William Locke books, but am not a fan of short stories, so didn’t read the whole book. The parts I did read were humorous and clever and reminded me of Wodehouse’s “Jeeves” books, I just like novels more.