Support the Monkey! Tell All your Friends and Teachers
"I pray you to pardon my writing, in that I am so far friend as that I sent to you sad news of Miss Lucy Westenra’s death. By the kindness of Lord Godalming, I am empowered to read her letters and papers, for I am deeply concerned about certain matters vitally important. In them I find some letters from you, which show how great friends you were and how you love her. Oh, Madam Mina, by that love, I implore you, help me. It is for others’ good that I ask-to redress great wrong, and to lift much and terrible troubles-that may be more great than you can know. May it be that I see you? You can trust me. I am friend of Dr. John Seward and of Lord Godalming (that was Arthur of Miss Lucy). I must keep it private for the present from all. I should come to Exeter to see you at once if you tell me I am privilege to come, and where and when. I implore your pardon, madam. I have read your letters to poor Lucy, and know how good you are and how your husband suffer; so I pray you, if it may be, enlighten him not, lest it may harm. Again your pardon, and forgive me.
Telegram, Mrs. Harker to Van Helsing.
"25 September.- Come to-day by quarter-past ten train if you can catch it. Can see you any time you call.
Mina Harker’s Journal.
25 September.- I cannot help feeling terribly excited as the time
draws near for the visit of Dr. Van Helsing, for somehow I expect
that it will throw some light upon Jonathan’s sad experience: and
as he attended poor dear Lucy in her last illness, he can tell me all
about her. That is the reason of his coming, it is concerning Lucy
and her sleep-walking, and not about Jonathan. Then I shall never
know the real truth now! How silly I am. That awful journal gets
hold of my imagination and tinges everything with something of its
own colour. Of course it is about Lucy. That habit came back to
the poor dear, and that awful night on the cliff must have made her