Thursday, October 27, 2016

27 October, Noon. Dr. Seward's Diary.


27 October, Noon. -- Most strange; no news yet of the ship we wait for. Mrs. Harker reported last night and this morning as usual; "lapping waves and rushing water," though she added that "the waves were very faint." The telegrams from London have been the same: "no further report." Van Helsing is terribly anxious, and told me just now that he fears the Count is escaping us. He added significantly:--

I did not like that lethargy of Madam Mina's. Souls and memories can do strange things during trance.

I was about to ask him more, but Harker just then came in, and he held up a warning hand. We must try to-night at sunset to make her speak more fully when in her hypnotic state.

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