CHAPTER 13. DR.SEWARD'S DIARY--cont. The funeral was arranged for the next succeeding day, so that Lucy and her mother might be buried together.
I attended to all the ghastly formalities, and the urbane undertaker proved that his staff was afflicted, or blessed, with something of his own obsequious suavity. Even the woman who performed the last offices for the dead remarked to me, in a confidential, brother-professional way, when she had come out from the death chamber, "She makes a very beautiful corpse, sir.
It's quite a privilege to attend on her.
It's not too much to say that she will do credit to our establishment!" I noticed that Van Helsing never kept far away.
This was possible from the disordered state of things in the household.