Dracula

Abraham Van Helsing Character Analysis

An eminent professor from Amsterdam, and a learned "man of science," Van Helsing was Seward's former teacher; Seward calls him to England to help with the case of Lucy. Van Helsing later leads the group, including Seward, on the hunt to "truly kill" Lucy and track down and truly kill Dracula. Van Helsing speaks a kind of non-idiomatic, "choppy" English.

Abraham Van Helsing Quotes in Dracula

The Dracula quotes below are all either spoken by Abraham Van Helsing or refer to Abraham Van Helsing. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 10 Quotes

You were always a careful student, and your case-book was ever more full than the rest. You were only student then; now you are master, and I trust that good habit have not fail. Remember, my friend, that knowledge is stronger than memory, and we should not trust the weaker.

Related Characters: Abraham Van Helsing (speaker), Dr. Seward
Page Number: 103
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Chapter 11 Quotes

How good they all are to me. I quite love that dear Dr. Van Helsing. I wonder why he was so anxious about these (garlic) flowers. He positively frightened me, he was so fierce. . . . There is peace in its smell; I feel sleep coming already . . . .

Related Characters: Lucy Westenra (speaker), Abraham Van Helsing
Page Number: 114
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Chapter 14 Quotes

Now that you are willing to understand, you have taken the first step to understand. You think then that those so small holes in the children's throats were made by the same that made the hole in Miss Lucy?
I suppose so.
Then you are wrong . . . . It is worse, far, far worse.
In God's name, Professor Van Helsing, what do you mean?
They were made by Miss Lucy!

Related Characters: Abraham Van Helsing (speaker), Dr. Seward (speaker), Lucy Westenra
Related Symbols: Blood
Page Number: 165
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Chapter 22 Quotes

And now, my friends, we have a duty here to do. We must sterilize this earth, so sacred of holy memories, that he has brought from a far distant land for such fell use. He has chosen this earth because it has been holy.

Related Characters: Abraham Van Helsing (speaker), Count Dracula
Page Number: 255
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Chapter 23 Quotes

You think to baffle me, you—with your pale faces all in a row, like sheep in a butcher's. You shall be sorry yet, each one of you! You think you have left me without a place to rest; but I have more. My revenge is just begun!

Related Characters: Count Dracula (speaker), Jonathan Harker, Abraham Van Helsing, Dr. Seward, Quincey Morris, Arthur Holmwood
Page Number: 263
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Chapter 25 Quotes

He has so used your mind; and by it he has left us here in Varna, whilst the ship that carried him rushed through enveloping fog up to Galatz, where, doubtless, he has made preparation for escaping from us.

Related Characters: Abraham Van Helsing (speaker), Count Dracula, Mina Harker
Page Number: 294
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Abraham Van Helsing Character Timeline in Dracula

The timeline below shows where the character Abraham Van Helsing appears in Dracula. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...complains of occasionally difficulty breathing. Seward tells Arthur that he has asked for his friend Van Helsing, a famous doctor and scientist and Seward's old teacher in Amsterdam, to consult on... (full context)
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Letter from Van Helsing to Seward. September 2. Van Helsing sends a quick note to Seward, asking for... (full context)
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Letter from Seward to Arthur. September 3. Seward reports that Van Helsing has had an initial visit with Lucy, that Van Helsing agrees with Seward that... (full context)
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Telegram from Seward to Van Helsing. September 6. In this message, however, Seward notes that Lucy has gotten much worse,... (full context)
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...sudden shock might be enough to kill her; but Seward says he has hope that Van Helsing can both cure Lucy and make more comfortable Lucy's mother, who herself is very... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. September 7. Van Helsing tells Seward that he has some idea what is causing Lucy's illness, but he... (full context)
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Van Helsing visits Lucy and sees that she has lost even more blood. Van Helsing determines... (full context)
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The transfusion is performed, and Lucy appears to be healthier for it. Seward and Van Helsing both notice the wound on Lucy's neck, which till then had been covered by... (full context)
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Before he leaves, Van Helsing asks Seward to look over Lucy all the night through, in case anything should... (full context)
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...her, and this seems to calm Lucy—she sleeps peacefully, and Seward wires to Arthur and Van Helsing to say that the transfusion appears to have worked well for the patient. (full context)
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Seward's Diary. September 10. Van Helsing wakes Seward the next morning—he has returned from Amsterdam. The two go in to... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. September 11. When Seward returns the next day, Van Helsing has gathered a great deal of garlic flowers, a wreath of which he gives... (full context)
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...September 12. Lucy writes briefly in her diary that, once again, she feels better, that Van Helsing's garlic flowers have brought her some measure of peace, although she doesn't understand their... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. September 13. Seward picks up Van Helsing at his hotel, and they return to Lucy's home. There, they encounter Mrs. Westenra,... (full context)
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Van Helsing proceeds to give some of Lucy his own blood—she has again lost some in... (full context)
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...four days, Lucy writes in her diary that she is again feeling better—it seems that Van Helsing's garlic treatments in the room are working. Van Helsing has spent the night in... (full context)
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...and taken back to his room. Seward writes that he will rest this evening, as Van Helsing has not asked him to tend to Lucy—who appears to be improving, based on... (full context)
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Telegram from Van Helsing to Seward. September 17. Van Helsing, who has had to go away for a... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. September 18. Seward realizes that Van Helsing did not include the correct county on his telegram, meaning it reached Seward a... (full context)
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...by Lucy. September 17. Night. Lucy has trouble sleeping the night of the 17th, without Van Helsing or Seward present. She goes to her window in the night and sees a... (full context)
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...Diary. September 18. Seward arrives at Lucy's house that morning and finds he cannot get in—Van Helsing arrives just after, and the two realize the confusion with the telegrams has caused... (full context)
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...and the former on the verge of death, having lost a great deal of blood. Van Helsing begins working in a fury to bring her back; he notices that the garlic... (full context)
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After the bath, Seward and Van Helsing consult as to what to do with Lucy. When they turn around, they find... (full context)
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Seward reads the memorandum but doesn't understand what it implies—Van Helsing says that, in due time, he will explain to Seward. Morris draws Seward aside... (full context)
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...have survived, though she is in a greatly weakened condition. Before she woke back up, Van Helsing placed her memorandum back on her chest, to make it seem that the group... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. September 20. Morris, Arthur, Van Helsing, and Seward surround Lucy on the last night of her life. In the morning... (full context)
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But as Arthur takes Lucy's hand, Van Helsing and Seward notice that Lucy's pallor has changed—she appears serene, and her gums are... (full context)
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Then Lucy goes back into a gentle repose, and Seward and Van Helsing, the only two remaining in the room (Morris and Arthur, overcome, have gone outside),... (full context)
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...father has also recently passed away, and he must take care of that funeral himself. Van Helsing says he will watch the body overnight—Seward does not understand why Van Helsing is... (full context)
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Van Helsing asks for surgical instruments from Seward for that night, since he wishes to cut... (full context)
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...Godalming, since he has taken over his father's name and title after his father's death. Van Helsing asks Arthur if he might have permission to read all Lucy's diary entries, letters,... (full context)
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Later that day, Mina receives a telegram from Van Helsing that Lucy and her mother have both died, and that the funeral occurred that... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. September 22. Seward believes he is finishing his diary—he reports that he, Van Helsing, Morris, and Arthur all attended to Lucy as she was placed in a marble... (full context)
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After the ceremony, Van Helsing and Seward take a cab together, and Van Helsing goes "into hysterics," as Seward... (full context)
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Letter from Van Helsing to Mina. September 24. Van Helsing writes and introduces himself to Mina, saying that... (full context)
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Telegram from Mina to Van Helsing. September 25. Mina agrees to meet Van Helsing that day to discuss Lucy and... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. September 25. That morning, Mina worries why Van Helsing wishes to discuss Lucy with her—Mina fears that she has done something negligent, which... (full context)
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Later that day, Van Helsing comes to meet with Mina, who shares with the Professor her journal from the... (full context)
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Letter from Van Helsing to Mina. September 25. 6 p.m. Van Helsing tells Mina, in a brief letter,... (full context)
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Letter from Mina to Van Helsing, September 25. 6:30 p.m. Mina replies that she is greatly relieved to hear this... (full context)
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...that he wishes to continue to document events related to the Count. Harker meets with Van Helsing and the two discuss Harker's time at the Castle—Harker provides Van Helsing with some... (full context)
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Van Helsing comes upon an article in the newspaper that causes him some consternation, but he... (full context)
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...puzzled by this, but does not know the reason why Renfield has become more normal-seeming. Van Helsing comes in and shows Seward the newspaper article about the "dark lady," the one... (full context)
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Van Helsing finally explains what he believes to have happened to Lucy—he asks whether Seward believes... (full context)
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Van Helsing goes on to say that "faith" is the "faculty that enables man to believe... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. September 26. (continued). Seward accuses Van Helsing of madness, but Van Helsing counters that he tried, slowly, to convince Seward of... (full context)
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Van Helsing and Seward go to the cemetery that evening to check on Lucy's tomb (she... (full context)
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...he sees a "white streak" in the cemetery, among the graves, and he and the Professor soon find that this "streak" has deposited a child nearby—the streak then disappears. Van Helsing... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. September 27. Van Helsing and Seward wait through the night, then visit the grave the next afternoon. Van... (full context)
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Van Helsing says that, if he had his way, he would "truly kill" Lucy now—thus releasing... (full context)
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Note left by Van Helsing, for Seward (undelivered). September 27. Van Helsing leaves Seward a brief note, saying that... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. September 28. In a brief entry, Seward wonders whether Van Helsing is, in fact, mad—but Seward decides that it is right to follow his professor... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. September 29. Morning. Van Helsing calls a meeting, in his hotel room, of Arthur, Morris (who is still in... (full context)
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Van Helsing counters by saying that Lucy is Un-Dead—a vampire herself, hovering between life and death,... (full context)
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...The four go to Lucy's tomb that day around midnight. Before they open the tomb, Van Helsing asks Seward to verify that Lucy was present the last time they visited—Seward says... (full context)
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Van Helsing then takes up garlic and communion wafers, crushing both, and rubbing them as a... (full context)
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...to come with her. Arthur is flabbergasted and horrified, as are Morris and Seward, but Van Helsing seems to have expected exactly this. (full context)
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Van Helsing asks Arthur whether they may go ahead with their plan—releasing Lucy from her vampiric... (full context)
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...been "kept inside" by the garlic-and-host which line the cracks and crevices of the tomb—there Van Helsing asks the group, especially Arthur, if they are reading, finally, to release Lucy from... (full context)
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Van Helsing asks Arthur to do the dubious "honors" of releasing Lucy, since they were to... (full context)
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Van Helsing then quickly cuts off Lucy's head, leaving it also in the casket, and stuffs... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. September 29. (continued). Van Helsing returns to his hotel, with Seward, and finds a telegram from Mina saying that... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. September 30. Mina, Van Helsing, Arthur, and Morris meet in London, along with Seward and Harker, at Seward's office... (full context)
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...and the Count, next-door at Renfield. When Mina goes to him, accompanied by Seward and Van Helsing, Renfield appears to act quite sane, and repudiates his previous "madness," saying that he... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. September 30. Van Helsing calls a meeting of the "group": Seward, his "first mate," Mina, Jonathan, Arthur, and... (full context)
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But Van Helsing tells the group, too, that Dracula can be defeated—his thoughts are the thoughts of... (full context)
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Van Helsing goes on to say that Dracula has no reflection—as observed by Harker—and can slip... (full context)
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Van Helsing also states that Dracula has lived an immensely long time, and that Dracula himself... (full context)
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...tries to shoot a bat which has flown around the house—he misses, but this reminds Van Helsing that the Count could be near them at any moment, in the form of... (full context)
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...to see Renfield by one of the asylum's orderlies—Renfield has asked to speak with Seward, Van Helsing, and the rest of the group. When they go down to see Seward, they... (full context)
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...October 1. 5 a.m. The group discusses whether Seward was right not to release Renfield—and Van Helsing reassures Seward that he is doing his best, and that it is still possible... (full context)
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Van Helsing is cheered to learn that other animals can drive away those animals (here, the... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. October 1. Seward, Van Helsing, and Harker have a brief conversation, in which Van Helsing shares the details of... (full context)
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...it. Mina wonders what this dream can mean, and vows to talk to Jonathan and Van Helsing about it the next day. (full context)
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Once again, that day, in the evening, Seward and Van Helsing go in to speak with Renfield and find him singing—he does not acknowledge their... (full context)
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...dispatches an orderly to stand outside Renfield's room, to look after him, as he and Van Helsing sense that Dracula might visit Renfield. Seward remarks that Arthur and Harker are working... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. October 3. Van Helsing and Seward rush in to find Renfield on the verge of death, his back... (full context)
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...harm Mina, as Renfield believed he felt Dracula asking for Mina the previous night. The Professor and Seward are, naturally, quite worried, and decide to break into Mina's room to see... (full context)
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...forcing Mina to lap up the blood, Dracula's own blood, pouring out of the wound. Van Helsing and Seward are horrified by the scene, and Harker sleeps next to Mina and... (full context)
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Van Helsing pushes some of the holy host at Dracula, who is aghast at the sight... (full context)
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...realizes what has happened and demands an explanation of what took place from Seward and Van Helsing, who attempt to calm him down. Mina, realizing that she has drunk Dracula's blood,... (full context)
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Van Helsing then asks Mina to recount exactly what she experienced—in a dream, she felt a... (full context)
Chapter 22
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...the preparations made at stalking and killing Count Dracula. He notes, also, that Seward and Van Helsing have told a "white lie" about Renfield's death, calling it an accident from falling... (full context)
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When Van Helsing, Seward, and Harker speak to Mina, she says that, if she believes her living... (full context)
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...possible, those in the Carfax house and those in the newer Piccadilly house, because, as Van Helsing says, these boxes, filled with earth from Dracula's native land, allow him to "recharge"... (full context)
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As the men of the group are discussing this plan, Van Helsing attempts to bless Mina by taking a piece of the holy host and crossing... (full context)
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...in the earth, after screwing off the lids of the boxes. In a short time, Van Helsing, Seward, and Harker have sterilized all 29 boxes at Carfax, and they head to... (full context)
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Jonathan Harker's Journal. Piccadilly. 12:30 p.m. Van Helsing, Seward, and Harker look on as Arthur and Morris convince a locksmith to open... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. October 3. In Seward's office, Van Helsing explains to Seward and Harker that Dracula used Renfield, whom he considered a weak... (full context)
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...final box. When the five men are in Seward's office, with Mina down the hall, Van Helsing tells them to prepare for Dracula, whom he believes to have made the rounds... (full context)
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After Dracula runs away, however, Van Helsing tells the shaken member of the group that the group has the upper hand,... (full context)
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Later that night, Mina calls for Van Helsing, as she has an idea to discuss with him. Van Helsing comes into the... (full context)
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...state, Mina says she can see only darkness and hear the lapping of waves—this causing Van Helsing to think that the Count is attempting his escape, with the final wooden box,... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. (Spoken by Van Helsing, as a note to Seward). October 4. Van Helsing reports to Harker that the... (full context)
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Jonathan Harker's Journal. October 4. Harker notes that he has told Mina Van Helsing believes the Count to be out of the country—Mina brightens up in hearing this,... (full context)
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...Dracula, and to outline recent news of his whereabouts—Mina keeps the minutes in her journal. Van Helsing reports that, after digging around in ship documents from the Port of London, the... (full context)
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Van Helsing says that Mina's hypnotic dream earlier that day was proof enough that Dracula is... (full context)
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...appear resolved to track down Dracula at the ends of the earth, back in Romania. Van Helsing calls Seward aside, however, and tells him that he fears Mina is "changing" already,... (full context)
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...minus Mina, who complains she is not feeling well, and remains in her room—this causes Van Helsing and Seward to be suspicious, thinking that indeed Mina is turning into a vampire—but... (full context)
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...his, in some sort of shared consciousness. Harker agrees not to share any word with Van Helsing's blessing. (full context)
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Jonathan Harker's Journal. October 6. Morning. Mina calls in Van Helsing, however, and changes her mind—she has thought more about it, and realizes that she... (full context)
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Van Helsing announces that the entire group, including Mina, will leave for the overland journey to... (full context)
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...the Count, once his ship arrives at Varna—Harker will stab him through the heart, and Van Helsing and Seward will quickly cut off his head to ensure that he is dead.... (full context)
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...28. The group decides to catch the next available train to Galatz. In the meantime, Van Helsing, Seward, Harker, and Mina talk, and Van Helsing relates to them a theory he... (full context)
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...from Varna—the group is preparing to find Dracula, on calls on Mina, again hypnotized by Van Helsing, to give information as to Dracula's location. She says only that she feels Dracula... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. October 30. 7 a.m. Van Helsing again hypnotizes Mina, who, in a trance, says that Dracula is still on land,... (full context)
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Jonathan Harker's Journal. October 30. Harker, Van Helsing, and Seward speak with some English customs workers working near Galatz, who have heard... (full context)
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...30. (continued). Mina tells what she has conjectured about Dracula's path to the castle to Van Helsing, who believes it is a sound hypothesis. He vows to stay back with Mina... (full context)
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..."infernal" region again. Seward is on his own way by horseback to the castle, and Van Helsing and Mina will take a carriage over land to the castle. (full context)
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Jonathan Harker's Journal. November 2. Morning. Harker wonders about Van Helsing and Mina, who by this time have ordered a carriage and horses and have... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. October 31. Mina notes that Van Helsing has procured a carriage and horses, and that she and the Professor are starting... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. November 1. Mina reports that she and Van Helsing are making good time toward the castle over land. (full context)
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...Mina remarks that she has taken over some of the driving of the carriage, from Van Helsing, who has been growing tired. The carriage nears the Borgo Pass. Van Helsing quickly... (full context)
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Memoranda of Van Helsing. November 4. Van Helsing begins a series of memoranda for Seward, in case something... (full context)
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Memoranda of Van Helsing. November 5. Morning. As they continue through the Borgo Passs, Van Helsing stops for... (full context)
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During the night, the three sisters who tried earlier to seduce Harker appear around Van Helsing and Mina, outside the holy circle, and attempt to get Mina to leave and... (full context)
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Memoranda of Van Helsing. November 5. Afternoon. Van Helsing leaves Mina in the holy circle, asleep, and proceeds... (full context)
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Van Helsing coats the entryways to the castle with his mixture of garlic and host, in... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. November 6. Mina and Van Helsing arrive at the dirt path on the way to the castle, and lie in... (full context)
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Van Helsing and Mina spot Harker, Morris, Seward, and Arthur surrounding the cart and ordering the... (full context)
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The holy circle, which Van Helsing had drawn around Mina and himself again, while aweaiting Dracula, no longer is necessary... (full context)
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...is freed from Dracula's power, and Morris dies on the roadway, surrounded by Harker, Mina, Van Helsing, Seward, and Arthur. (full context)
Closing Note
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...Harker and Mina go over the documents comprising the account of Dracula, they think of Van Helsing's words, uttered to them recently—that although the documents were assembled as proof of Dracula's... (full context)