“And you knew this would happen!” says Mina, spinning, stumbling over books on the floor to stare at him. “You couldn’t call the police?”
“The police,” says Dracula, “long ago stopped taking my messages. I apologize, but you will find nothing missing.”
Mina barks a laugh. “You understand this reflects some suspicion on you! How important the great detective seems now–”
“I will apprehend the perpetrators shortly,” snaps Dracula. “By midnight tomorrow I will also have Miss Westenra. If you wish me to further find her true abductor, Miss Murray, I suggest you curtail your accusations.” With a bow, he’s gone.