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over, sat down on his bed. All this surprised me, so I asked him, "Are you going to keep
flies any more?"
"No," said he. "I am sick of all that rubbish!" He certainly is a wonderfully interesting
study. I wish I could get some glimpse of his mind or of the cause of his sudden
passion. Stop. There may be a clue after all, if we can find why today his paroxysms
came on at high noon and at sunset. Can it be that there is a malign influence of the sun
at periods which affects certain natures, as at times the moon does others? We shall
see.
TELEGRAM. SEWARD, LONDON, TO VAN HELSING, AMSTERDAM "4 September.--
Patient still better today."
TELEGRAM, SEWARD, LONDON, TO VAN HELSING, AMSTERDAM "5 September.--
Patient greatly improved. Good appetite, sleeps naturally, good spirits, color coming
back."
TELEGRAM, SEWARD, LONDON, TO VAN HELSING, AMSTERDAM "6 September.--
Terrible change for the worse. Come at once. Do not lose an hour. I hold over telegram
to Holmwood till have seen you."