And may I read it now? I may want to ask you some things when I have read.
25 September: Mina and Van Helsing meet.
By all means. Read it over whilst I order lunch, and then you can ask me questions whilst we eat.
Oh, Madam Mina, how can I say what I owe to you? This paper is as sunshine. It opens the gate to me.
But, doctor, you praise me too much, and you do not know me.
Oh, yes. I know. I know. I have read your last two letters.
I suppose this upset him, for when we were in town on Thursday last he had a sort of shock.
He was almost recovered, but he has been greatly upset by Mr. Hawkins death.
I saw here an opening to ask him about Jonathan.
A shock, and after brain fever so soon! That is not good. What kind of shock was it.
He thought he saw some one who recalled something terrible, something which led to his brain fever.
I suppose I was hysterical, for I threw myself on my knees and held up my hands to him, and implored him to make my husband well again. He took my hands and raised me up, and made me sit on the sofa, and sat by me. He held my hand in his.
I am glad, glad, that I may here be of some use to you. I promise you that I will gladly do all for him that I can, all to make his life strong and manly, and your life a happy one.