“How dare you touch him, any of you? How dare you cast eyes on him when I had forbidden it? Back, I tell you all! Or you’ll have to deal with me!"
The fair girl, with a laugh of ribald coquetry, turned to answer him:
“You yourself never loved; you never love!” On this the other women joined, and such a mirthless, hard, soulless laughter rang through the room that it almost made me faint to hear; it seemed like the pleasure of fiends. Then the Count turned, after looking at my face attentively, and said in a soft whisper:
“Yes, I too can love.”
JUST A REMINDER THAT THIS HAPPENED AND PEOPLE STILL THINK DRACULA IS STRAIGHT