Harker and the Count: Chapter II
JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL
23 April 1893. Exeter.
Against my better judgment, it appears I will be going abroad soon, though not to broker a land deal in India as I have done before.
My mother, encouraging me to learn English and other languages spoken around us in East London, was wont to cite a Romani adage:
“Mashkar le Gazhende lêski shib si le Rromêski zor.” Amongst white strangers, the Rom’s best defence is his tongue.