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and left, and I could see that there were thousands

of rats with their eyes blazing red-like His, only smaller. He held up his hand, and they all stopped; and I thought He seemed to be saying: ĎAll these lives will I give you, ay, and many more and greater, through countless ages, if you will fall down and worship me!í And then a red cloud, like the colour of blood, seemed to close over my eyes; and before I knew what I was doing, I found myself opening the sash and saying to Him: ĎCome in, Lord and Master!í The rats were all gone, but He slid into the room through the sash, though it was only open an inch wide-just as the Moon herself has often come in through the tiniest crack and has stood before me in all her size and splendour."

His voice was weaker, so I moistened his lips with the brandy again, and he continued; but it seemed as though his memory had gone on working in the interval for his story was further advanced. I was about to call him back to the point, but Van Helsing whispered to me: "Let him go on. Do not interrupt him; he cannot go back, and may-be could not proceed at all if once he lost the thread of his thought." He proceeded:"All day I waited to hear from him, but he did not send me anything, not even a blow-fly, and when the moon got up I was pretty angry with him. When he slid in through the window, though it was shut, and did not even knock, I got mad with him. He sneered at me, and his white face looked out of the mist with his red eyes gleaming, and he went on as though he owned the whole place, and I was no one. He didnít even smell the same as he went by me. I couldnít hold him. I thought that, somehow, Mrs. Harker had come into the room." The two men sitting on the bed stood up and came over standing behind him so that he could not see them, but where they could hear better. They were both silent, but the Professor started and quivered; his face, however, grew grimmer and sterner still. Renfield went on without noticing:"When Mrs. Harker came in to see me this afternoon she wasnít the same; it was like tea after the teapot had been watered." Here we all moved, but no one said a word; he went on:"I didnít know that she was here till she spoke; and she didnít look the same. I donít care for the pale people; I like them with lots of blood in them, and hers had all seemed to have run out. I didnít think of it at the time; but when she went away I began to think, and it made me mad to know that He had been taking the life out of her." I could feel that the rest quivered, as I did; but we remained otherwise still. "So when He came to-night I was ready for Him. I saw the mist stealing in, and I grabbed it tight. I had heard that madmen have unnatural strength; and as I


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