to Jonathan Harker
DR. SEWARD'S PHONOGRAPH DIARY, SPOKEN
BY VAN HELSING
This to Jonathan Harker.
You are to stay with your
dear Madam Mina. We shall go to make our search, if I can call it so, for it is
not search but knowing, and we seek confirmation only. But do you stay and take
care of her today. This is your best and most holiest office. This day nothing
can find him here.
Let me tell you that so you will know what we four know
already, for I have tell them. He, our enemy, have gone away. He have gone back
to his Castle in Transylvania. I know it so well, as if a great hand of fire wrote
it on the wall. He have prepare for this in some way, and that last earth box
was ready to ship somewheres. For this he took the money. For this he hurry at
the last, lest we catch him before the sun go down. It was his last hope, save
that he might hide in the tomb that he think poor Miss Lucy, being as he thought
like him, keep open to him. But there was not of time. When that fail he make
straight for his last resource, his last earth-work I might say did I wish double
entente. He is clever, oh so clever! He know that his game here was finish. And
so he decide he go back home. He find ship going by the route he came, and he
go in it.
We go off now to find what ship, and whither bound. When we have
discover that, we come back and tell you all. Then we will comfort you and poor
Madam Mina with new hope. For it will be hope when you think it over, that all
is not lost. This very creature that we pursue, he take hundreds of years to get
so far as London. And yet in one day, when we know of the disposal of him we drive
him out. He is finite, though he is powerful to do much harm and suffers not as
we do. But we are strong, each in our purpose, and we are all more strong together.
Take heart afresh, dear husband of Madam Mina. This battle is but begun and in
the end we shall win. So sure as that God sits on high to watch over His children.
Therefore be of much comfort till we return.