Dracula - Chapters 7 - 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 begins with a newspaper clipping from the August 8th edition of “The Dailygraph” that Mina pasted into her journal. The article is about the storm. It describes the same wayward schooner that the coast guard noticed making it into the harbor and crashing to shore. A dead man is lashed to the steering wheel with ropes and a rosary. A dog runs away from the ship. They learn the Russian schooner, the Demeter, sailed from Varna. It was consigned to a Whitby solicitor named S.F. Billington. No one can find the dog, which may have killed a local dog. The transcript of the ship’s log describes the first few uneventful days of travel through the Black Sea with a cargo of wooden boxes. The crew becomes anxious about a stranger on board, and one of the crew goes missing. They find no stowaways. They have bad fog...

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