1 This stake must be driven through her.
2 The stake we play for is life and death, or more than these, and we must not flinch.
3 With this stake came a heavy hammer, such as in households is used in the coal-cellar for breaking the lumps.
4 If the Count is there, Van Helsing and Seward will cut off his head at once and drive a stake through his heart.
5 Arthur took the stake and the hammer, and when once his mind was set on action his hands never trembled nor even quivered.
6 I could not have endured the horrid screeching as the stake drove home; the plunging of writhing form, and lips of bloody foam.
7 Quincey Morris was phlegmatic in the way of a man who accepts all things, and accepts them in the spirit of cool bravery, with hazard of all he has to stake.
8 Arthur bent and kissed her, and then we sent him and Quincey out of the tomb; the Professor and I sawed the top off the stake, leaving the point of it in the body.
9 He looked like a figure of Thor as his untrembling arm rose and fell, driving deeper and deeper the mercy-bearing stake, whilst the blood from the pierced heart welled and spurted up around it.
10 Take the papers that are with this, the diaries of Harker and the rest, and read them, and then find this great Un-Dead, and cut off his head and burn his heart or drive a stake through it, so that the world may rest from him.
11 The branch of wild rose on his coffin keep him that he move not from it; a sacred bullet fired into the coffin kill him so that he be true dead; and as for the stake through him, we know already of its peace; or the cut-off head that giveth rest.
12 First he took out a soldering iron and some plumbing solder, and then a small oil-lamp, which gave out, when lit in a corner of the tomb, gas which burned at fierce heat with a blue flame; then his operating knives, which he placed to hand; and last a round wooden stake, some two and a half or three inches thick and about three feet long.