ETC., ETC., TO DR. SEWARD.
“My good Friend,–
“So happy I am you name your son by me. Such joys are not many to an old man such as I become. If fortune be kind, maybe one day I am coming again to Whitby to pleasure in the company of little Abraham and his mother, the most angels of women, the Madam Constance.
“On that day I will beg she forgive that this foolish professor drag away the new father from his cub. Yet this I must ask by the blood we share when you so quick suck gangrene from my wound long days ago. Even more we are bound brothers for our adventure with Harkness, Godalming, & Morris (rest he in peace), Mina Harker, and Madam Westerna, who carry so much of our hearts and blood to a final end.
“For all this we share I call you, my old student and friend, to come to Amsterdam. I will make all clear when you arrive.
LETTER FROM DR. SEWARD TO ABRAHAM VAN HELSING