19 July - 10 pm
I have visited him [Renfield] again
and found him sitting in a corner brooding. When I came in he threw himself on
his knees before me and implored me to let him have a cat, that his salvation
depended upon it.
I was firm, however, and told him that he could not have
it, whereupon he went without a word, and sat down, gnawing his fingers, in the
corner where I had found him. I shall see him in the morning early.