Today is Bram Stoker‘s 165th birthday so I thought I would sneak in this amusing story about him as an extra post in celebration.
Reportedly Bram was often pestered by people for money, parts or contacts, and on the stormy night in this tale he was approached for money by a desperate man seemingly dressed in nothing more than a rusty overcoat.
The man told Bram that he was at the end of his resources and if he didn’t get ten pounds right then he would jump off Waterloo Bridge and into the Thames.
Bram apparently glanced at the man and said; ‘All right, my boy: I’m your man I’m tired of life, too. Wait till I get my coat and I’ll jump over with you.”