Excerpt from Dracula, 1897

Posted in Read it in books on May 4th, 2010 by bill

“Do you know what day it is?” I answered that it was the fourth of May. She shook her head as she said again: “Oh, yes! I know that, I know that! but do you know what day it is?” On my saying that I did not understand, she went on: “It is the eve of St. George’s Day and forwith shall spew the demons that are drunken tards. Do you not know that tonight, when the clock strikes midnight, all the evil things in the world will have full sway?

Hmmm…are you allowed to say “drunken tards” on the internets?