The Scent of Blood and Honey

15.7 x 30.1 inches
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The original drawing is available,
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“All three had brilliant white teeth that shone like pearls against the ruby
of their voluptuous lips. There was something about them that made me uneasy, some longing and at the same time some deadly fear. I felt in my heart a wicked, burning desire that they would kiss me with those red lips.[…]

They whispered together, and then they all three laughed – such a silvery, musical laugh, but as hard as though the sound never could have come through the softness of human lips. It was like the intolerable, tingling sweetness of water-glasses when played on by a cunning hand. The fair girl shook her head coquettishly, and the other two urged her on. One said:

“- Go on! You are first, and we shall follow; yours is the right to begin.” The other added:

“- He is young and strong; there are kisses for us all.” I lay quiet, looking out under my eyelashes in an agony of delightful anticipation. The fair girl advanced and bent over me till I could feel the movement of her breath upon me. Sweet it was in one sense, honey-sweet, and sent the same tingling through the nerves as her voice, but with a bitter underlying the sweet, a bitter offensiveness, as one smells in blood.” […]

Dracula, Bram Stoker, 1897

The original drawing is currently visible in the Naia Museum in Brittany (France)
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