How did Carlisle become a vampire? the past life of carlisle not mentioned!

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Carlisle was the son of a minister and his father was very involved in a huge fight against vampires in London.  There were incredible battles between the religious folks and the vampires, and in one of them, Carlisle was wounded very badly by a vampire.

As he was lying in...

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Carlisle was the son of a minister and his father was very involved in a huge fight against vampires in London.  There were incredible battles between the religious folks and the vampires, and in one of them, Carlisle was wounded very badly by a vampire.

As he was lying in the street bleeding, he realized that there was some chance that he would be come a vampire and he knew that his father would kill him if he transformed.  So he hid himself in a cellar to allow the transformation to take place.

He actually tried very hard to kill himself as he hated what he had become, but was completely unsuccessful.  He eventually learned that he could actually feed on animals and so became more comfortable with his condition and accepted it.

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