Episode: August 15th

Episode Synopsis: Lucy is languid at breakfast, but is delighted to hear that Arthur Holmwood’s father is doing better, and wants to accelerate Arthur’s and Lucy’s upcoming marriage. Mrs. Westenra confides to Mina that the doctor told her that she hasn’t long to live. She asks Mina to keep this a secret from Lucy.

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Episode: August 14th

Episode Synopsis: Lucy startles Mina with a strange remark as the two sit in their favorite churchyard seat. Mina sees that Lucy is noticing the sunset reflecting off of the eyes of a strange man who is sitting a little ways off. The effect makes it appear that the man has red eyes. Mina puts Lucy to sleep and takes an evening stroll. She sees Lucy asleep with her head hanging out the window, and what seems to be a large bird sitting nearby. When Mina draws Lucy back to bed, she worries that Lucy is beginning to look pale and worn.

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Episode: August 13th

Episode Synopsis: Mina worries desperately about Lucy who is getting weaker and weaker. Mina finds her sleeping at the open window, and the most recent time, Mina could hardly waken her. Mina fears that the wound Lucy suffered from the safety pin might be related, for it has not healed and is looking larger and more ragged. Samuel F. Billington and Son, local solicitors, write on behalf of their client to Messrs. Carter, Paterson & Co. instructing the specifications of a delivery of fifty boxes of earth to the Carfax Estate. They enclose payment, requesting that the fifty boxes be moved to the ruined chapel on the estate at the earliest possible time.

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Episode: August 12th

Episode Synopsis: Despite Lucy’s continued attempts at sleepwalking, her health continues to improve. The two converse about their sweethearts, Lucy comforting Mina’s worries. Sr. Agatha of the Hospital of St. Joseph writes to Mina to tell her that Jonathan is taken ill, and is a patient in their sanitorium in Buda-Pesth, where he will remain for several more weeks. In his illness, Jonathan has raved about many strange and supernatural things, and Mina should avoid exciting him on the subject, less his condition worsen.

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Episode: August 11th

Episode Synopsis: Mina awakes in the middle of the night to find Lucy missing, and nowhere in the house. Mina rushes with a heavy shawl to find Lucy in her nightclothes reclining in their favorite seat in the churchyard, a shadowy figure bending over her. By the time Mina gains entrance to the churchyard, Lucy is alone. Mina wraps Lucy in the shawl, and fears that in her haste, she may have pricked Lucy with a safety pin, for she sees Lucy’s throat is bleeding. Mina awakens Lucy and the women walk home together. Lucy swears Mina to secrecy about the events of the evening, fearing the effect it might have on her ailing mother. Mina worries about the wound that she inflicted upon Lucy, who seems more vibrant than she had done of late. Lucy is unconcerned. They and Lucy’s mother spend a pleasant day together, picnicking and enjoying some music on the terrace. As Mina makes her daily preparations for Lucy’s sleepwalking, she expects it to be a peaceful night.

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