from Mrs. Harker
to Van Helsing
25 September, 6:30 P.M.
dear Dr. Van Helsing,
"A thousand thanks for your kind letter, which
has taken a great weight off my mind. And yet, if it be true, what terrible things
there are in the world, and what an awful thing if that man, that monster, be
really in London! I fear to think. I have this moment, whilst writing, had a wire
from Jonathan, saying that he leaves by the 6:25 tonight from Launceston and will
be here at 10:18, so that I shall have no fear tonight. Will you, therefore, instead
of lunching with us, please come to breakfast at eight o'clock, if this be not
too early for you? You can get away, if you are in a hurry, by the 10:30 train,
which will bring you to Paddington by 2:35. Do not answer this, as I shall take
it that, if I do not hear, you will come to breakfast.
faithful and grateful friend,