In Lucy's bedroom they find Lucy and her mother in bed—the latter stone-dead, and the former on the verge of death, having lost a great deal of blood. I feel like a novice lumbering through a bog in a midst, jumping from one tussock to another in the mere blind effort to move on without knowing where I am going. Seward's diary; the August 24th and August 25th entries of Lucy Westenra's journal; letters and telegrams between Arthur Holmwood and Dr. But, now that I know, I am not afraid, even of the Count. All of the numerous, subsequent treatments of the vampire legend depend on these factors. It made us think of the empty chair at home.
She isn't sure the events actually happened, but feels badly that such terrible things seem real to Jonathan. It is concerning Lucy and her sleep-walking, and not about Jonathan. All the time of the burial he was, I could see, putting some terrible restraint on himself. In Mina's journal, she reports that Lucy grows more haggard, although her spirits are high. The West is Britain, the major Imperialist power at the time and the East is the mysterious Balkans, full of superstition and backward types. I have a great task to do, and at the beginning it is to know.
It will save much questioning. They are just the same. He feels she will probably die the next day. He may have killed almost a hundred thousand people and liked to drain their blood. Seward writes in his diary that after Lucy's funeral, when he and Van Helsing are alone, Van Helsing breaks into 'a regular fit of hysterics' where he alternates between laughing and crying.
Enraged, he burns it as Jonathan watches. Oh, do forgive me for being so rude. The men then go into the cemetery, and into Lucy's tomb, which they see is empty. She told me all about it, and there was no friend had a closer place in her heart than you. The following night September 28th Arthur and Quincey come to Van Helsing's room.
They plan to visit the child and then to visit Lucy's grave. He had, I knew, been very genuinely and devotedly attached to his father, and to lose him, and at such a time, was a bitter blow to him. The two men talk, although the Count eats nothing. In many ways, the vampire perversely parallels Christ himself: like Christ, he has died and been reborn, but his resurrection is a blasphemy and a reverse-miracle of evil. You can take them with you and read them in the train.
The ship's name, Demeter, is an allusion to the Greek earth goddess whose sorrow for her missing daughter causes winter. Seward is upset by this, but then decides to trust Van Helsing. I shall stay in Exeter tonight, for I want to think much over what you have told me, and when I have thought I will ask you questions, if I may. The poise of the head strikes me at once as indicative of thought and power. Jonathan thought it would interest me to go into the Row for a while, so we sat down. Mina agrees to see Van Helsing in the hopes that he can give her more information about Lucy's final days, but he also wants to learn more about Lucy's sleepwalking.
He ask no person, he choose no time of suitability. He explores the castle and finds all the rooms locked except for a large library. Still, this is not proof enough for Seward. Van Helsing reassures Mina that Jonathan is of sound mind and makes arrangements to meet Jonathan and Mina the next day. I have a motive of which, be sure, she would have approved. Mina is happy in her letter, and asks about Arthur and Lucy's mother—Mina does not know what has befallen Lucy, of course, and Lucy does not see the letter to respond to it.
You must be kind to me, and not think me foolish that I have even half believed some very strange things. Later, we learn from Van Helsing that it must be soil sacred to his family. Mina and Lucy will become two of the Count's targets: the two women are friends, but there are important differences between them. No one heeds his cries for help. Arthur returns to the house after his father's funeral, and cannot believe that Lucy is really dead—he and Seward remark that she looks like she might only be sleeping. When Dracula enthusiastically recounts the military exploits of his ancestors, an observant reader might wonder if the immortal vampire is talking about his own military exploits. The cost however is a bloody death.