”The Burial of the Rats” is a short story by Bram Stoker. It was first published in the UK in the January 26, 1896 and February 2, 1896 issues of Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper, London. It was first published in the US in the January 26, 1896 and February 2, 1896 issues of The Boston Herald, Boston.
Leaving Paris by the Orleans road, cross the Enceinte, and, turning to the right, you find yourself in a somewhat wild and not at all savoury district. Right and left, before and behind, on every side rise great heaps of dust and waste accumulated by the process of time.