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“I shall not mind any flapping outside the window.”

Lucy mentioned “flapping or scratching” outside her Hillingham window back on 25 August, but hasn’t mentioned it since then. She does seem to connect it to her illness, though without any obvious reason, just as she feels the garlic flowers are helpful, even though she doesn’t know why they should be.

It is tempting to suggest that, as a 19-year-old woman, Lucy is being infantilized by Van Helsing— but Seward is equally shut out of the professor’s confidence. I think Van Helsing is rightly fearful of being labelled a quack and a crank, even by his former pupil. Perhaps he has already had a taste of that from his colleagues or patients in the Netherlands.

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