The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Dracula by Bram Stoker:|
though he think not so. Hush! Let me speak, and you shall learn. Oh, John,
my friend, we are in awful straits. I fear, as I never feared before.
We can only trust the good God. Silence! Here she comes!"
I thought that the Professor was going to break down and have hysterics,
just as he had when Lucy died, but with a great effort he controlled
himself and was at perfect nervous poise when Mrs. Harker tripped
into the room, bright and happy looking and, in the doing of work,
seemingly forgetful of her misery. As she came in, she handed a number
of sheets of typewriting to Van Helsing. He looked over them gravely,
his face brightening up as he read.
Then holding the pages between his finger and thumb he said,