"[...]then they looked at me, and some of the people who were sitting on the bench outside the door-which they call by a name meaning "word-bearer"-came and listened, and then they looked at me, most of them pityingly. I could hear a lot of words often repeated, queer words, for there were many nationalities in the crowd; so I quietly got my polyglot dictionary from my bag and looked them out. I must say they were not cheering to me, for amongst them were "Ordog"-Satan, "pokol"-hell, "stregoica"-witch, "vrolok" and "vlkoslak"-both of which mean the same thing, one being Slovak and the other Servian for something that is either were-wolf or vampire. (Mem., I must ask the Count about these superstitions.) When we started, the crowd round the inn door, which had by this time swelled to a considerable size, all made the sign of the cross and pointed two[...]."
- Paperback | 390 pages
- 152 x 229 x 20mm | 522g
- 03 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white