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Dr. Seward’s gives strict instructions, through Van Helsing, to Jonathan telling him to stay with Mina. Count Dracula, he informs, has gone back to Transylvania as the band has destroyed his last box so that’s why he has been forced to flee. He has gone by ship but Van Helsing assures him that the battle has just begun and in the end they will win. Jonathan Harker in his journal records that when he read Van Helsing’s message to Mina, she was much happier. There is a red scar on Mina’s forehead. Dracula has the money, so he scatters it around. He has sailed Czarina Catherina, and he is on the sea. There is a change in Mina, the band notices. Dracula’s ship is going to take at least three weeks to reach Varna. So the band plans to travel overland in three days. They plan to leave on the 17th so that they reach one day before Dracula’s ship reaches. Mina asks Jonathan not to tell her about any of their plans. Then she asks Van Helsing to allow her to go with them.
In this chapter, the chase is still on but this time this is being done with intensity, especially since Mina is in danger of being changed. Despite her will power, she is under going changes. The host signifying the body of Christ is being used as a weapon to fight Satan. It has already burnt a red mark on the forehead of Mina, who is in the clutches of Dracula. So the chase continues with the men checking every detail with great care. Dracula has fled to his castle since all the coffins, which is where he dwells has been destroyed.