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4 May. - I found that my landlord had got a letter from the Count, directing him to secure the best place on the coach for me; but on making inquiries as to details he seemed somewhat reticent, and pretended that he could not understand my German. This could not be true, because up to then he had understood it perfectly; at least, he answered my questions exactly as if he did. He and his wife, the old lady who had received me, looked at each other in a frightened sort of way. He mumbled out that the money had been sent in a letter, and that was all he knew. When I asked him if he knew Count Dracula, and could tell me anything of his castle, both he and his wife crossed themselves, and, saying that they knew nothing at all, simply refused to speak further. It was so near the time of starting that I had no time to ask any one else, for it was all very mysterious and not by any means comforting.

Just before I was leaving, the old lady came up to my room... )



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This is an experiment in posting Bram Stoker's novel DRACULA in "real time" on LiveJournal, with kind permission from [personal profile] eye_of_a_cat and [personal profile] elettaria, who did this in [profile] dracula1897 in 2006.

Feel free to comment, or to read along at your own pace.

Other experiments this year include the fresh-from-hiatus Dracula Blogged at TypePad [the first experiment of its kind that I was made aware of, back in 2005] and RealTimeDracula at Twitter. Please let Bryan and Michael know how much you enjoy their efforts!

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