Harker and the Count: Chapter V

David Bowles
35 min readMay 14, 2023

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JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL

5 May 1893. The Castle.

I must have been asleep, for certainly if I had been fully awake, I should have noticed the approach of such a remarkable place, seemingly carved from the very rock of the mountain by antediluvian giants. In the gloom the courtyard looked of considerable size, and as several dark ways led from it under great round arches, it perhaps appeared bigger than it really is. I have not yet been able to see it by daylight.

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David Bowles

A Mexican American author & translator from South Texas. Teaches literature & Nahuatl at UTRGV. President of the Texas Institute of Letters.