Then, as we flew along, the driver leaned forward, and on each side the passengers, craning over the edge of the coach, peered eagerly into the darkness. It was evident that something very exciting was either happening or expected, but though I asked each passenger, no one would give me the slightest explanation. This state of excitement kept on for some little time.

– Bram Stoker

Dracula, Chapter 1. The tension and mystery mount as the strange coach driver transports Jonathan Harker to Castle Dracula. This passage foreshadows that "very exciting" and terrifying events are about to unfold after Harker encounters Count Dracula.