Bless that good, good woman who hung the crucifix round my neck! For it is a comfort and a strength to me whenever I touch it.
– Bram Stoker
Dracula, Chapter 3. After successfully avoiding Dracula’s bloodthirsty advances, Jonathan Harker is grateful to the hotel landlady for giving him her rosary-crucifix to ward off evil. Initially he was uneasy about taking it from the old woman, as he did not believe in superstition.