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    Indicating a cross

    Hello,

    I am perplexed by the bold text; can anybody help?

    I tried to argue with him, but it was difficult to argue with a man when I did not know his language. The advantage certainly rested with him, for although he began to speak in English, of a very crude and broken kind, he always got excited and broke into his native tongue—and every time he did so, he looked at his watch. Then the horses became restless and sniffed the air. At this he grew very pale, and, looking around in a frightened way, he suddenly jumped forward, took them by the bridles and led them on some twenty feet. I followed, and asked why he had done this. For answer he crossed himself, pointed to the spot we had left and drew his carriage in the direction of the other road, indicating a cross, and said, first in German, then in English: 'Buried him—him what killed themselves.'

    Dracula´s Guest, Bram Stoker, 1914

    Thanks a lot
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    Re: Indicating a cross

    He pointed to a cross, presumably a stone or wooden cross.

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