Dracula - Chapters 13 - 14 Summary & Analysis

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Seward finalizes preparations for the funerals of Lucy and her mother. Van Helsing goes through Lucy’s things, keeping her private paperwork. He surrounds Lucy’s corpse with more garlic and puts a golden crucifix on her lips. Van Helsing requests that Seward bring him post-mortem knives the following evening, so that Van Helsing can cut off Lucy’s head and cut out her heart. Seward is shocked, but Van Helsing asks that Seward trust him. Seward agrees. The next day, Van Helsing cancels the plan; the crucifix was removed overnight, and now they must wait.

They send for Mrs. Westenra’s solicitor, who informs them that Arthur, now Lord Godalming due to his father’s death, has inherited all of the Westenras property. Arthur returns to say his final goodbyes; Seward has to assure him that the lifelike Lucy is really dead. Van Helsing asks Arthur...

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