Harker and the Count: Chapter IV

David Bowles
24 min readMay 6

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3 May 1893. Curtea de Argeș.

Left Munich at 8:35 P. M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning. I suppose I ought to feel more awe about crossing into the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but I spent the morning going over legal documents before being further distracted by a delicious lunch and a stirring conversation with a traveling salesman from Italy.

Fortunately for my weakening willpower, the darkly handsome Italian disembarked in Budapest…

David Bowles

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