remorseless. As he fled back over the Danube, leaving his forces to be cut to
pieces, so now he is intent on being safe, careless of all. So his own selfishness
frees my soul somewhat from the terrible power which he acquired over me on
that dreadful night. I felt it! Oh, I felt it! Thank God, for His great mercy! My soul is
freer than it has been since that awful hour. And all that haunts me is a fear lest
in some trance or dream he may have used my knowledge for his ends."
The Professor stood up, "He has so used your mind, and by it he has left us here
in Varna, whilst the ship that carried him rushed through enveloping fog up to
Galatz, where, doubtless, he had made preparation for escaping from us. But his
child mind only saw so far. And it may be that as ever is in God's Providence, the
very thing that the evil doer most reckoned on for his selfish good, turns out to be
his chiefest harm. The hunter is taken in his own snare, as the great Psalmist
says. For now that he think he is free from every trace of us all, and that he has
escaped us with so many hours to him, then his selfish child brain will whisper
him to sleep. He think, too, that as he cut himself off from knowing your mind,
there can be no knowledge of him to you. There is where he fail! That terrible
baptism of blood which he give you makes you free to go to him in spirit, as you
have as yet done in your times of freedom, when the sun rise and set. At such
times you go by my volition and not by his. And this power to good of you and
others, you have won from your suffering at his hands. This is now all more
precious that he know it not, and to guard himself have even cut himself off from
his knowledge of our where. We, however, are not selfish, and we believe that
God is with us through all this blackness, and these many dark hours. We shall
follow him, and we shall not flinch. Even if we peril ourselves that we become like
him. Friend John, this has been a great hour, and it have done much to advance
us on our way. You must be scribe and write him all down, so that when the
others return from their work you can give it to them, then they shall know as we
And so I have written it whilst we wait their return, and Mrs. Harker has written
with the typewriter all since she brought the MS to us.