The point about the vampire,” Harry was saying ? propos of nothing in particular, “is that the earth will not digest him. This is what puts him outside nature. Because everything inside nature, you see, decomposes. Rots in the ground. Not your vampire. He can’t die because the soil won’t receive him. Interesting, eh?”
“Fascinating,” I murmured, attending with only half a mind. How had Harry got on to this revolting topic? I think he must have seen a film. But my thoughts were elsewhere, with Hilary, our daughter; I had not taken my medication for days, I was so…
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