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Dracula - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Dracula directs Harker to write three letters to his friends. The letters, with their promises that he will soon return home, are to be dated successively, to arrive three weeks apart. Harker goes along with this, certain now that Dracula will kill him because he knows too much. Later, Harker secretly writes a letter to Mina in shorthand and another to Mr. Hawkins simply asking him to communicate with Mina. Harker tosses the letters, along with a gold coin, to a band of gypsies encamped in the castle's courtyard, hoping they will post the letters for him. Dracula, however, returns later with the two letters, which he has opened and read. He is angered that Harker has written the one to Mina in coded language and burns it. The letter to Mr. Hawkins he promises to send.

The weeks pass. One day Harker watches as the gypsies...

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