1 I suppose I know the secret too, now.
2 The secret is here, and I do not want to know it.
3 We have told our secrets, and yet no one who has told is the worse for it.
4 Should the letters not carry, then the Count shall not yet know my secret or the extent of my knowledge.
5 Well, I must tell you about the three, but you must keep it a secret, dear, from every one, except, of course, Jonathan.
6 My surmise is, this: that in London the Count decided to get back to his castle by water, as the most safe and secret way.
7 We need have no secrets amongst us; working together and with absolute trust, we can surely be stronger than if some of us were in the dark.
8 They learned his secrets in the Scholomance, amongst the mountains over Lake Hermanstadt, where the devil claims the tenth scholar as his due.
9 Our toil must be in silence, and our efforts all in secret; for in this enlightened age, when men believe not even what they see, the doubting of wise men would be his greatest strength.
10 So I determined to write only formal notes now, but to write fully to Mr. Hawkins in secret, and also to Mina, for to her I could write in shorthand, which would puzzle the Count, if he did see it.
11 Mina, we have told all our secrets to each other since we were children; we have slept together and eaten together, and laughed and cried together; and now, though I have spoken, I would like to speak more.
12 I wanted her to tell me what they were; but she would only cross herself, and say she would never tell; that the ravings of the sick were the secrets of God, and that if a nurse through her vocation should hear them, she should respect her trust.