is believed to be the deleted first chapter of Bram Stoker’s masterpiece, Dracula, removed because the publisher
felt the chapter was unnecessary due to the length of the manuscript. In the
preface to the 1914 short story collection Dracula’s
Guest And Other Weird Stories, Stoker’s widow, Florence Bram Stoker, notes,
“To his original list of stories in this book, I have added an hitherto
unpublished episode from Dracula. It was originally excised owing to the length
of the book, and may prove of interest to the many readers of what is
considered my husband’s most remarkable work.”
tells the story of an unnamed Englishman visiting Munich before departing for
Transylvania. Ignoring the warning of his hotelier to return early, the
Englishman ventures out to explore an abandoned village. In this village,
during a raging storm, he encounters several otherworldly beings and is unsure
of the exact events of the night.
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