It is wonderful what a good night's sleep
will do for one. Yesterday I was almost willing to accept Van Helsing's monstrous
ideas, but now they seem to start out lurid before me as outrages on common sense.
I have no doubt that he believes it all. I wonder if his mind can have become
in any way unhinged.
Surely there must be some rational explanation of
all these mysterious things. Is it possible that the Professor can have done it
himself? He is so abnormally clever that if he went off his head he would carry
out his intent with regard to some fixed idea in a wonderful way.
loathe to think it, and indeed it would be almost as great a marvel as the other
to find that Van Helsing was mad, but anyhow I shall watch him carefully. I may
get some light on the mystery.