to go on with us, as we may not be able to change. He got two in addition to the two we changed, so that now we have a rude four-in-hand. The dear horses are patient and good, and they give us no trouble. We are not worried with other travellers, and so even 鏉窞涓婇棬瓒虫荡鎸夋懇 I can drive. We shall get to the Pass in daylight; we do not want to arrive before. So we take it easy, and have each a long rest in turn. Oh, what will to-morrow bring to us? We go to seek the place where my poor darling suffered so much. God grant that we may 鏉窞楂樻。鐐圭殑娲楁荡涓績 be guided aright, and that He will deign to watch over my husband and those dear to us both, and who are in such deadly peril. As for me, I am not worthy in His sight. Alas! I am unclean to His eyes, and shall be until He may deign to let me stand forth in His sight as one of those who 鏉窞浣欐澀鍖烘寜鎽╂湇鍔?have not incurred His wrath.
Memorandum by Abraham Van Helsing.
4 November.鈥擳his to my old and true friend John Seward, M.D., of Purfleet, London, in case I may not see him. It may explain. It is morning, and I write by a fire which all the night I have kept alive鈥擬adam Mina aiding me. It is cold, cold; so cold that the grey heavy sky is full of snow, which when it falls will settle for all winter as the ground is hardening to receive it. It seems to have affected Madam Mina; she has been so heavy of head all day that she was not like
herself. 鏉窞鍏荤敓淇濆仴 She sleeps, and sleeps, and sleeps! She who is usual so alert, have done literally nothing all the day; she even have lost her appetite. She make no entry into her little diary, she who write so faithful at every pause. Something whisper to me that all is not well. However, to-night she 鏉窞鎸夋懇鐞嗙枟 is more vif. Her long sleep all day have refresh and restore her, for now she is all sweet and bright as ever. At sunset I try to hypnotise her, but alas! with no effect; the power has grown less and less with each day, and to-night it fail me altogether. Well, God鈥檚 will be done鈥攚hatever it may be, and whithersoever it may lead!
Now to the historical, for as Madam Mina write not in her stenography, I must, in my cumbrous old fashion, that so each day of us may not go unrecorded.
We got to the Borgo Pass just after sunrise
yesterday morning. 鏉窞妗戞嬁鎸夋懇淇℃伅 When I saw the signs of the dawn I got ready for the hypnotism. We stopped our carriage, and got down so that there might be no disturbance. I made a couch with furs, and Madam Mina, lying down, yield herself as usual, but more slow and more short time than ever, to the hypnotic sleep. As 鏉窞涓濊淇濆仴 before, came the answer: 鈥渄arkness and the swirling of water.鈥?Then she woke, bright and radiant and we go on our way and soon reach the Pass. At this time and place, she become all on fire with zeal; some new guiding power be in her manifested, for she point to a road and say:鈥?
鈥淭his is the way.鈥?
鈥淗ow know you it?鈥?I ask.
鈥淥f course I know it,鈥?she answer, and with a pause, add: 鈥淗ave not my Jonathan travelled it and wrote of his travel?鈥?
At first I think somewhat strange, but soon I see that there be only one such by-road. It is used but 鏉窞鎸夋懇鐢佃瘽 little, and very different from t