“My good Friend,—
“When I have received your letter I am already coming to you. By good fortune I can leave just at once, without wrong to any of those who have trusted me. Were fortune other, then it were bad for those who have trusted, for I come to my friend when he call me to aid those he holds dear. Tell your friend that when that time you suck from my wound so swiftly the poison of the gangrene from that knife that our other friend, too nervous, let slip, you did more for him when he wants my aids and you call for them than all his great fortune could do. But it is pleasure added to do for him, your friend; it is to you that I come. Have then rooms for me at the Great Eastern Hotel, so that I may be near to hand, and please it so arrange that we may see the young lady not too late on to-morrow, for it is likely that I may have to return here that night. But if need be I shall come again in three days, and stay longer if it must. Till then good-bye, my friend John.
The Great Eastern Hotel was a real place. I say was because the hotel has long since been purchased by big hotel conglomerates. It is now called the Andaz and is a 5 star luxury hotel. If you have the money, stay there! Click on this sentence for their website
. Or during the Halloween season, take a walk over there and admire Van Helsing's hotel. Outside of the hotel still has its original Victorian look but inside is extremely modern. It rather looks like an Ikea brand psych center. LOL
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