You may have wondered why there are no vampires in the world any more. As you shall learn the answer in the following narration, this is due to the work of Hildegard Kreski.
Hildegard was a descendant of Genghis Khan. Her parents no longer ruled extensive territories, so course; but they had made extensive conquests in the field of business. Like a vulture, her father was able to smell a financial corpse from a great distance. He regularly profited from the ruin of his once powerful colleagues.
By the time Hildegard was born, her father was rich and famous. He began to examine his life, and he did not like what he saw. He was too much of a businessman to change his tactics, but he imagined that heaven would look favorably if he did some charitable deeds. Like many other conscience-stricken entrepreneurs, he became a philanthropist.
As Hildegard grew up, the charitable works of her father influenced her deeply. She loved her fellow human beings, especially the poor and needy.
In turn, her father admired her daughter. In her, he recognized the sincerity of which he himself was incapable. He gave her free access to his wealth, to use as she saw fit. Till the day of his death, he never discouraged her, no matter how much money she lavished on the needs of the poor.
Shortly after the death of her parents, tragedy struck. A vampire entered her house and helped himself to her blood. Her screams awakened the servants, and they came running, armed with any weapon that happened to lie at hand. The vampire fled.
When the servants arrived, their mistress was still breathing, and she soon seemed to recover. However, she was not the same as before. She had become a vampire.
Her condition was deplorable. Every time she saw a human being, she felt the urge to drink blood. Restraining herself required every ounce of willpower that she possessed.
She tried to find a substitute for human blood. After extensive experimentation, she came up with a concoction in which beet juice was the principal ingredient. She found that its color fooled her brain into thinking that she was drinking blood.
She then contacted other vampires who lived nearby. She told them of her concoction and succeeded in persuading some of them to use it instead of drinking blood.
She then became a world traveler. It was easy for her to journey from place to place, since she could move as fast as lightning. She managed to contact all the vampires in the world, and the majority adopted the regimen she offered.
Nevertheless, Hildegard was not satisfied. She wanted to find a cure for the affliction that she and others were suffering. She consulted her uncle Oscar, who was a world-famous scientist.
Oscar examined Hildegard’s blood microscopically. He soon isolated the element that made her a vampire. After considerable experimentation, he developed an antidote that proved to be successful.
Hildegard was afraid that some of her fellow vampires would not want to give up their sinister existence. In order to deal with unwilling patients, she needed her lightning speed. Therefore, she decided to inoculate the other vampires before taking the antidote herself.
She proceeded in the following manner. After locating a vampire, she lay in wait outside his or her house. As the vampire emerged at nightfall, she approached with lightning speed, performed the inoculation, and disappeared before the ex-vampire knew what had happened.
Finally, she was the last of the vampires. After inoculating herself, her life as a merciful vampire came to an end. Now she could concentrate on helping the poor once more.