There are darknesses in life and there are lights; you are one of the lights.
– Bram Stoker
Dracula, Chapter 14. Van Helsing pays this compliment to Mina for her intelligence and cleverness. Van Helsing is investigating the mysterious illness of Lucy Westenra, and asks Mina for details. Mina had transcribed all of Lucy’s diary entries using a typewriter and she hands the pages to the grateful doctor.