Harker and the Count: Chapter VI

David Bowles
19 min readMay 20, 2023

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Letter from Miss Mina Murray to Miss Lucy Westenra.

6 May 1893.

My dearest Lucy, —

Forgive my long delay in writing, but I have been simply overwhelmed with work. The life of an assistant matron and tutor is sometimes trying. I am longing to be with you, by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air. I have been working very hard lately, because I want to keep up with Jonathan’s career. He has been promised a position as junior partner, you see…

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David Bowles

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