S: Dracula postcard book
BC: Photos from: Irina Lucia Maria Jesus Jose Luis Ricardo Wikipedia THANKS! | Texts from: Bram Stoker | Valentina
FC: POSTCARDS FROM DRACULA
1: "...it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain" .."faith, that faculty which enables us to believe things which we know to be untrue" DR. VAN HELSING
2: JONATHAN HARKER'S JOURNEY FROM ENGLAND TO TRANSYLVANIA
3: I left Munich to Vienna by train
4: BUDA-PESTH seems a wonderful place. ....leaving the West and entering the East; the most western splendid bridges over the Danube
5: BISTRITZ, the post town named by Count Dracula. | KLAUSENBURGH stopping at the Hotel Royale for dinner: "paprika hendl", a national dish
6: At the Golden Krone Hotel a letter from Count Dracula was waiting with directions. "When I asked if he knew Count Dracula, he and his wife crossed themselves, and, saying that they knew nothing at all, simply refused to speak further"
7: She then rose and dried her eyes, and taking a crucifix from her neck offered it to me
8: I soon lost sight and recollection of ghostly fears in the beauty of the scene
11: Beyond the green swelling hills....rose mighty slopes of forest up to the lofty steeps of the Carpathians themselves
12: We were entering on the Borgo Pass
13: AT THE CASTLE ..if I had been fully awake I must have noticed the approach of such a remarkable place.
15: ....... as I stood close to a great door, old an studded with large iron nails, and set in a projecting doorway of massive stone....I could see in the dim light that the stone was massively carved, but that the carving had been much worn by time and weather. | I stood in silence where I was, for I did not know what to do. Of bell or knocker there was no sign. Through these frowning walls and dark window openings it was not likely that my voice could penetrate. What sort of place had I come to, and among what kind of people?
16: "WELCOME TO MY HOUSE! ENTER FREELY AND OF YOUR OWN FREE WILL!"
17: "Count Dracula?" | " I am Dracula | and I bid you welcome, Mr harker. | Come in, the night air is chill"
18: I rejoiced to see within a well-lit room in which a table was spread for supper | ..It was a welcome sight. for there was a great bedroom well lighted and warmed with another log fire..
19: There seemed to be a strange stillness over everything..... I heard down below in the valley the howling of many wolves. "Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make" .."you dwellers in the city cannot enter into the feelings of the hunter"
21: In the library I found, to my great delight , a vast number of English books. The books were of the most varied kind, history, geography, politics, political economy, botany, geology, law, all relating to England and English life and customs and manners. | "These companions have been good friends to me, and for some years past, ever since I had the idea of going to London, have given me many, many hours of pleasure.......I long to go through the crowded streets of your mighty London..to share its life.....it's death"
22: "Here I am a noble. The common people know me, and I am master. But a stranger in a strange land , he is no one. You shall, I trust, rest here with me a while, so that by our talking I may learn the English intonation"
23: "You may go anywhere you wish in the castle, except where the doors are locked, where of course you will not wish to go" "We are in Transylvania, and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways"
24: We went thoroughly into the business of the purchase of theestate at Purfleet | It was surrounded by a high wall, of ancient structure, built of heavy stones. | The closed gates are of heavy old oak and iron, all eaten with rust.. I have taken with my Kodak views of it from various points.
25: The castle is a veritable prison, and I am a prisoner!
26: "..should you leave these rooms you will not by any chance go to sleep in any other part of the castle. | It is old, and has many memories, and there are bad dreams,,,, | Should sleep now, or ever overcome you, or be like to do, then haste to your own chamber | But if you be not careful in this respect, then........"
27: As I leaned from the window my eye was caught by something moving a storey below me. What I saw was the Count's head coming out from the window. | ...my feelings changed to repulsion and terror when I saw the whole man emerge from the window and begin to crawl down the castle wall over the dreadful abyss, face down with his cloak spreading out around him like great wings........ What manner of man is this, or what manner of creature is it in the semblance of man?
28: The Count's warning came into my mind but I took pleasure in disobeying it. I was not alone, In the moonlight opposite me were three young women...they threw no shadow on the floor. They came close to me..All three had brilliant white teeth...
29: For Mina, WHITBY is a lovely place. the little river, the Esk, runs through a deep valley, which broadens out as it comes near the harbour.
30: Right over the town is the ruin of Whitby Abbey, which was sacked by the Danes. | Between it and the town there is another church, round which is a big graveyard.
31: In one place part of the stonework of the graves stretches out over the sandy pathway far below. There are walks, with seats beside them, through the churchyard, and people go and sit there all day long looking at the beautiful view and enjoying the breeze.
32: ...down the steps. the steps are a great feature on the place. ..they must originally have had something to do with the abbey.
33: I came up here an hour ago with Lucy... Lucy was looking sweetly pretty in her white lawn frock. she has got a beautiful colour since she has been here.
34: ...leaping from wave to wave as it rushed at headlong speed, swept the strange schooner before the blast, with sail set, and gained safety of the harbour.... ...a suhher ran through all who saw her, for lashed ot the helm was a corpse....No other form could be seen on the deck at all.
35: ...an immense dog sprang up on the deck from below...jumped from the bow on the sand...it disappeared in the darkness...and made its way on to the moors.
36: LOG OF THE DEMETER Varna to Whitby.. On 6 July we finished taking in cargo, silver sand and boxes of earth | Crew dissatisfied about something. Mate could not make out what was wrong. They only told him there was SOMETHING, and crossed themselves......they would not say more than there was SOMETHING aboard...There seems some doom over this ship....God seems to have deserted us.... No trace has ever been found of the great dog
37: ...so I could not see Lucy's bed. I stole across and felt for her. the bed was empty..... ...I could see the ruins of the abbey coming into view....on our favourite seat, the silver light of the the moon struck a half reclining figure, snowy white. | ...but it seemed to me as though something dark stood behind the seat where the white figure shone, and bent over it. What it was, whether man or beast I could not tell.
38: "Lucy! Lucy!" and something raised a head, and from where I was I oculd see a white face and red, gleaming eyes. ...she put up her hand and pulled the collar of her nightdress close around her... | ...."His red eyes again! They are just the same"
39: ..."God bless you that you have given my dear one her soul again, and me peace" "No longer she is the devil's UnDead"
40: DRACULA GOES TO LONDON
41: "Now , my friends, one step of our work is done, one of the most harrowing to ourselves. But there remains a greater task, to find out the author of all this or sorrow and to stamp him out"
43: "Fifty cases of common earth, to be used for experimental purposes" Whitby -------- King's Cross Station -------- Carfax
44: "It is the man himself" | "I believe it is the Count"
45: "Well, you know what we have to contend against, but we too, are not without strength. We have on our side the power of combination, a power denied to the vampire kind, we have sources of science, we are free to act and think, and the hours of the day and the night are ours equally." "We have self devotion in a cause and an end to achieve which is not a selfish one. These things are much". "Working together and with absolute trust, we can surely be stronger than if some of us were in the dark"
46: "I came tiptoe into our own room, and found Mina asleep..... She looks paler than usual" | "I can't quite remember how I fell asleep last night" | " | "All was dark and silent, the black shadows thrown by the moonlight seeming full of silent mystery of their own"
47: CHASING DRACULA | "...DEAR MADAM MINA, NOW, MORE THAN EVER MUST WE FIND HIM EVEN IF WE HAVE TO FOLLOW HIM TO THE JAWS OF HELL!" "BECAUSE......HE CAN LIVE FOR CENTURIES, AND YOU ARE BUT MORTAL WOMAN. TIME IS NOW TO BE DREADED, SINCE ONCE HE PUT THAT MARK UPON YOUR THROAT."
48: Dracula leaves London by ship to Varna. Chasers travel overland
49: The ship arrives in Galatz
52: There was one great tomb more ..On it was but one word DRACULA
53: .... he raised the great box, and flung it over the wheel to the ground. The nails drew with a screeching sound, and the top of the box was thrown back.
54: "The snow is not more stainless than her forehead! The curse has passed away!"
55: We want no proofs. We ask none to believe. This boy will some day know what brave and gallant woman his mother is."