Vampyrer jagar människor, biter dem i halsen och dricker deras blod. En gång för länge sedan reste Jonathan till Greve Dracula transsylvaníen.
Hans fästmö var kvar hemmam i England. -Åk inte till Greve Draculas slott, varnade en gammal kvinna. Ni kommer att dö. Det är farligt. Greve Dracula är en Vampyr. Dracula är en hemsk berättelse. Många blir rädd för Greve Dracula. Några få lyckas klara sig pch gör allt för att döda honom, så att helvetet kan ta slut.
Utdrag ur boken:
I [Seward] went back to the room. Lucy was sleeping gently, but her breathing was stronger; I could see the counterpane move as her breast heaved. By the bedside sat Van Helsing, looking at her intently. The velvet band again covered the red mark [on her throat]. I asked the Professor in a whisper: –
‘What do you make of the mark on her throat?’
‘What do you make of it?’
‘I have not seen it yet,’ I answered, and then and there proceeded to loose the band. Just over the external jugular vein there were two punctures, not large, but not wholesome-looking. There was no sign of disease, but the edges were white and worn-looking, as if by some trituration [bruising or cutting]. It at once occurred to me that this wound, or whatever it was, might be the means of that manifest loss of blood; but I abandoned the idea as soon as formed, for such a thing could not be. The whole bed would have been drenched to a scarlet with the blood which the girl must have lost to have such a pallor as she had before the [blood]transfusion.
‘Well?’ said Van Helsing.
‘Well,’ said I, ‘I can make nothing of it.’ The Professor stood up. ‘I must go back to Amsterdam tonight,’ he said. ‘There are books and things there which I want. You must remain here all the night, and you must not let your sight pass from her.’
Nedskrivet av Salamis