Evil Blood-Suckers
“...And Vampires as Well”

I’m reading Dracula again at the moment and this time I remembered to mark a quote I’ve been meaning to note down, every time I’ve read the book, previously.

First off, as given on several legal advice websites, a description of the rights of bailiffs:

The bailiff cannot enter your house by force, but they can legally enter your property through open windows or unlocked doors, so make sure all your doors and windows are locked or closed!

Once the bailiff has been inside your house by entering peacefully, they can call again at a later date and enter your house without your permission, forcefully, to remove your goods.

And now, from Dracula, Dr. Van Helsing explains the limitations on a Vampire’s freedom to enter the premises of his victims:

He cannot go where he lists; he who is not of nature has yet to obey some of nature’s laws- why we know not. He may not enter anywhere at the first, unless there be some one of the household who bid him to come; though afterwards he can come as he please.

M’lud - I rest my case!

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