I am alone in the castle with those horrible women. Faugh! Mina is a woman, and
there is nought in common. They are devils of the Pit!
I shall not remain alone with them. I shall try to scale the castle wall farther than I
have yet attempted. I shall take some of the gold with me, lest I want it later. 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
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!