The waves rose in growing fury, each over-topping its fellow, till in a very few minutes the lately glassy sea was like a roaring and devouring monster.

– Bram Stoker

Dracula, Chapter 7. As Dracula’s ship makes its way to the English shores, a newspaper reports how "one of the greatest and suddenest storms on record" batters Whitby. The Count with fifty boxes of earth from Transylvania are washed ashore. The strange storm is symbolic of the approaching evil as represented by Dracula, to threaten the good people of England.