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"I am so glad that I hardly know how to contain myself. It is, I suppose, the reaction from the haunting fear which I have had, that this terrible affair and the reopening of his old wound might act detrimentally on Jonathan. I saw him leave for Whitby with as brave a face as could, but I was sick with apprehension."

Everyone else is worried about Mina's mental health, not Jonathan's. Which is strange, since two of them are doctors with expertise in mental illness, and ought to be aware of the risk to Jonathan of being put in a stressful situation after having had "brain fever". Van Helsing even expresses concern about that in Exeter. "‘A shock, and after brain fever so soon! That is not good.'" (Mina, 25 September).

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