Chapter Four (go to the original)

I shall not remain alone with them. I have managed to construct a set of artificial gliding wings out of spare pieces of equipment I have found around the castle. I have seen the Count go down as a lizard, and I have tried that to some success. But if he can also ride the air currents like a great bat, why not I? The castle is high indeed, and on the rocky landscape below I may find nought but death. And yet, with God’s help, I may find a way from this dreadful place.

And then away for home! Away to the quickest and nearest train! Away from the cursed spot, from this cursed land, where the devil and his children still walk with earthly feet!

At least God’s mercy is better than that of those monsters, and the precipice is steep and high. At its foot a man may sleep, as a man. Goodbye, all. Mina!

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