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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter


by Seth Grahame-Smith

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Part 3, Chapter 14 Summary

How It All Goes Down


  • This chapter begins with a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream speech from 1963. Wait, did we just jump almost 100 years into the future?
  • While we're thinking about that, we hear about a dream that Lincoln has, where he seems to be hunting a vampire while that vampire is hunting some people.
  • And then Abe wakes up in the White House. 
  • Apparently, President Kennedy has invited Lincoln to see Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, which is about to take place near the Lincoln Memorial. 
  • Lost? Never fear. The rewind's a'comin'.
  • Let's learn how Lincoln got to this place, shall we? 
  • After his assassination, the whole country mourns, and hundreds of thousands come out to see his body as it is (slowly) moved back to Illinois.
  • On the night of the funeral, Henry Sturges pays a visit to Abe's corpse. 
  • But we'll get to that in a minute. First, our narrator wants to give us an update on the rest of Abe's family. 
  • Tad Lincoln dies in 1871 of tuberculosis, so only his son Robert Lincoln survives. (Well, until 1926.)
  • Mary, who is already depressed, becomes even more depressed after Tad dies. She also becomes a little crazy paranoid before she dies in 1882.
  • Enough about his sad, sad family, what about Abe? 
  • For the last hundred years, Abe and Henry Sturges have been fighting against evil vampires and injustice. 
  • They fought against white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan in the South after the Civil War; and then they fought against the vampires in World War II. (It's unclear, but we guess the book means that the Nazis were vampires or pro-vampire.)
  • And now they're back in America, watching Martin Luther King, Jr., give his famous "I have a dream" speech.
  • But Lincoln and Sturges still have more to do to make sure that all people are treated equally and that vampires don't kill us all in our sleep.
  • And they'll keep fighting because Sturges made Abe into a vampire. 
  • Does this mean that Abe Lincoln might kill us in our sleep and drink our blood? 
  • Let's not think about it.

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