West Gippsland Gazette (Warragul, Vic.

: 1898 - 1930) , Tuesday 26 March 1912, page 4
THE
VAMPIRE.
$TORY,
I AM
y'L

tion was It had
thliem.

almost a

unaunny. effect affected

very remarkable Her father was
and'

upon

least
sister

EX'fitAORDINARY You
your
will legs,

of"all.

ITer Juliet

mother

lher

elder

HItrriet
sister

became
seemed

languid.

Her

younger

probably think
but had
I

am

seriousness
you

to let

asking know me
experience I

pulling In all FYhether

gone Into to have a decline, while her little brother Jack his les became incapable of continuing

have

eny

of

anifl

sons

pires,
exist.
I

Personally,

believe

they do
at

teen
could'

at school; hours out

lie slept
of

at

least

nine

the twenty-four.
surprise,

The

family
two
and
vampires. was
'peofle

dbotor
suggest

expressed'
no-

but
better,
with named

met

once

Moulte

remedy.
were rather

Carlo, were
I 1the

couvnctl havrin

that breaf

they
and

In tile spring they their improvement
of

coinlided

remembered

told
potent

In

the-appearance

a

young
who

man

Balkans,

where

ererybody
it-

believes

James
love the
its
with

Bliuewinkle;

had
married

fallen him
recovered after

In In her

in vampires,
amlidoe, Sir I procured waiter

that garlic
a
clove

a

very
garlic

Evelyn.
and

She the

summer,

family
soon

of

from andl more.

the

at

the
.Sportnabe
me,

C;,db,

normal' departure. But
.Tames

health

very

Bluewihkle-

(this an

is

the f wo Buit one I sat on

vampires

bothered
as I was
and

no

my

day
the

playtlh

rsvlette
myself

Frenchmau's

Idea of
and

English though him

garlic

became

pale

sickly,

name) he had
of
off

natle'

very unpopular. Here is a
Which

I have
I well

story Just
tell

about read It as

a
rit

in
though'

vam'ptre ri'denH
it'
lid

had' the previously Sandow. The doctor do
a rest cure went all

appearance packed

a

to
and

Evelyn
saenv

paper.

in a nursing to stay with
ill'

home,
her

family.

happened
time.
1. says

to myself,

for that

iU:l

They
regained

fell

agait,

while-

Bluewinkle
strength

all

his he his
and

old

and
and

Isliilgon 1905.
tiful.

a the writer, knew between the years was

vampit@'a~

energd.
and' fbtt" rejoined covered

When

came

out,

was re and
and

100'?

by
again

She

chilldion:

She

was

Byv that
about

had and beall: fantastically I mean that there wS:S
married
almost supert

wife, the he grew his his
on
wife.

family
pale

sickly. This aroused he began to watch One
night

suspicions,

something
natural: with,
sheet on
it, of

extraordinary, hrer
was

he pretended
remained

to
tlhe
she felt

go

to sleet
At

beauty.
as I white

To
as

begli' thfs?
write

but really
about
and'

alert. woke

lier

face

one

in the morning
over

paper before
white
And'

began
almost not

to

bent

hint upon

He
vollptuous

her

up fixing
a

so

as yet

to be
sIte was you

terri

herwarmstrange
quieting.

lips

his neck.

It was
and

fying. least

in
came she

know
Her deemed
I

terrifying On her:
as

when

the to
was

sensation,

dis
some

the
people

contrary,

thing
felt

with

Her lips breathed infinite gentleness,
strength

in from

and

he him.

faseinatin-n. eyes.

lier

hair,

say her
pallor

in England.
mouth of re

his

departing

So
out
woman!"

the-excessive

her skin. the
most

leaped together, he pulled' himself of bed and exclauimed, "Wretched
The only answer he turned
was a sob, lights he and

was which know do not tempting-tle' burning bush

which

illu pathetic lips.

minated

lier'

skull;

the

when

oo

the

saw

Imge

devouring eyes, or her Five years previously
died. She fied Do
not dill' start out

srmset-red she of your

suddenly
skins. certi

and

hiding her face in the pillow limb. She trembling in every it. I answered dreamily, "I can't help
Evelyn
die."

really her di'ath. began

dii:

Two

doctors days On
rose

should an Then suddenly lilghtened Bluewinkle. absolute

Three
to

later

her

inspiration
IHe

en

body
the

decompose. fourth day EI'elyr(TrovwIdale
dead.
Sllhe and' as as great put usual:

the
from her and

knew
was

as a vam

an

fact that

Evelyn
filled

simuply
on

rose

front
clothes

pire.

deathbed
went about quite

her

Not
was

usual,
state of and

for her had

in

a

memory She disorder.
lost
seemed all.

touched by her of her tears, blinded by beauty blazing hair. After all, she was very
was the different
tion,

At first he was horror. Then he

with

fear

aundl

talked to have
of events

incoherently
her
a

from

the heart

vampires and

of

tradi
were

.affection-for

relhtlons. personality.

She

for her tried
events
ago.

character

dual

In respect death,
previous she

the He the
a years

kindest and

purest

in the world.

subsequent

to her
fli'st were person;

in
-spoke

the

to cross-question of her apparent But her

her about
death five
were

events. vague

however,
and a

attributed

to

recollections

After fection

utterly different personality. af seemed to acquire time she but the affec for her relations,
almost unaunny.

tion was

In Evelyn's memnories body," she said, "but all I know is that they do not belong to me. I have other old

very vague. "I found

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do not belong to me. I have other old to express memories, but no words them. They are memories of another
world."

ttiled and

to WIas

her,

murmured: Ietr heart had

but "Never
almost

iee'

dt@t
1ri

back
to bent,

'

ag
cease4

"Tell

me,"

he

"how

did you

pleaded live after them,"'

anxiously,
your

death sobbed,

until you met lived "I upon

nme"'

her pulse was unrecogulsPAd, breath issued from her lips. lu a panic, for Coleman lie sent
revived

no!
She 1my

for a may
possessed spirit.

few once Not

minutes,

and

she

readers

imagihe
a

that
more

hIer

bo~y
orl

"and again while you were away." "Then if I had not come your way," killed those have said, "you would
be children'"

was

by
of

her
it.

ginal
when
rooked.at

bit and

And

the

surgionx

the than
er va

husband that
shie she

poor vehemently, she protested "Oh, no," I too much "when one was exhausted, I I not wicked. turned to another. am I have I know done am very unhappy. I knowo also that I should but wrong, die, and the temptation is too strong." "But what did you take fromnt us'" "Your blood."

her, far less pale

they
is

reali4ed

was

death

had dur had

been nglbeen
.Watch

during her
the
period possessed
Dog."

lifetime-at in
which

lea~t,

body

by

a

avie,---"The

"That

is

Impossible."

he

returned,

after going to the looking-glass and ex the place on his neck where
amining

lips. could only IIe see a pink streak. very faintly pink. through Ideas were whirling brain like dead letaves in a storm. I saidl she love you so-much," "Oh! with passionate simplicity. She struck him as so pure, so tender, so human, and her beauty was so intoxicating that he flung his arms round her and

Evelyn had put her

his lips sought thing delirious forgot love.
all

hers.

There the

was

some

about

embrace.

Hie

else in the Immensity of his Then his brain and body were
lhe t

which overcome by that weakness felt he was knew only too well. He only dragged himIHe going to faint.

hisa

I

just in time. self away realised that she had
SHe

1

not

bitten

I

him; but he saw something damp and red upon her lips. day he surveyed her with[ Next for she was anxiety, paler than ever, her eyes seemed to be sinking into.her [ As head, and her cheeks were hollow. to he determined she grew weaker,
consult speciality a famuous was nervous to wit. listened to examine at once, physician, whose

t

a
I

i

disease-Percy
but
obvl
lhe
I

Coleman,
Coleman

politely,

ously thought him
consented interested

mad.

Hiowever, Evelyn. He was
jovial case.
vampire-lkiss,

I

almost

over

the prospect of a strange sisted on witnessing a

He

ini

was Evelyn refused at first, but at! t length persuaded. hlie ex-r "Not a prick in the I This claimed, "and blood has passed. Lontradicts every experience." He went away promising relays of I students to gratify the 'ain-I medical
skin!"
tire's

need
felt

of

bloodl. lames

and
butll hler
t

Ervelyn

relleved

and
ltck

hopeful,

presently
cushlons

upon she sank James and seemed to e'oon,

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