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Since we've wondered about leiter-wagons, which are mentioned very early in the novel, Elizabeth Miller was kind enough to send this image along:Credit: Clive Leatherdale, The Origins of Dracula.
June 19, 2006 in Multimedia Dracula | Permalink
Interesting! It seems to be a completely different type of conveyance...I was assuming it was just an ordinary wagon with an obscure name but it is something different entirely. From the photo it looks like the leiter-wagon is big enough to carry large barrels but clearly not big enough to carry boxes which are 6-foot cubes. Maybe Dracula will have to dispense with sleeping in the boxes and instead will throw a little of that earth on the floor of the ship's hold and then just roll out a sleeping bag over top of it!
June 20, 2006 at 11:14 PM
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