I am puzzled by the line "And a more strange narrative than the two between them unfold it has not been my lot to come across." in Dracula. Would any native speaker be so kind to tell me its meaning?
I have never come across a stranger tale than the one told by the two items.
unfold a narrative means tell a story
my lot means the things I have received in life
Most modern writers prefer stranger over more strange.
Stoker also changed the word order for dramatic effect, and he deleted words that might have made the sentence clearer (but less exciting). So, yes, it's a difficult sentence to parse. Maybe this version is clearer:
It has not been my lot to come across a more strange narrative than the narrative that the two between them unfold.
It might help to put the sentence in the normal order:
And it has not been my lot to come across a more strange narrative than the two between them unfold.