The case of Renfield grows more interesting
the more I get to understand the man. He has certain qualities very largely developed,
selfishness, secrecy, and purpose.
I wish I could get at what is the object
of the latter. He seems to have some settled scheme of his own, but what it is
I do not know. His redeeming quality is a love of animals, though, indeed, he
has such curious turns in it that I sometimes imagine he is only abnormally cruel.
His pets are of odd sorts.
Just now his hobby is catching flies. He has
at present such a quantity that I have had myself to expostulate. To my astonishment,
he did not break out into a fury, as I expected, but took the matter in simple
seriousness. He thought for a moment, and then said, "May I have three days?
I shall clear them away." Of course, I said that would do. I must watch him.