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“‘Then write now, my young friend,’ he said, laying a heavy hand on my shoulder: "write to our friend and to any other..’”

Jonathan’s letter to Mina, tonight, would be the first time that the Count learned about her.

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“ .. I saw the [Count] slowly emerge from the window and begin to crawl down the castle wall over that dreadful abyss, face down with his cloak spreading out around him like great wings…. I saw the fingers and toes grasp the corners of the stones, worn clear of the mortar by the stress of years, and by thus using every projection and inequality move downwards with considerable speed, just as a lizard moves along a wall.”

A vivid image! I have finally settled one question that I have wondered about: Does anyone climb downwards, headfirst? This short video, of a short free climb descent, has answered that question. The climber, a white-bearded 70-year-old, is almost as improbable as the Count!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8867317/Ageing-rock-star-70-year-old-Russian-climber-descends-mountain-crevasse-head-without-ropes.html

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