The creature was scavenging for food throughout a village when the occupants started to harass him: "The whole village was roused; some attacked me, until... I escaped to the open country" (Shelly 187).
Frankenstein's monster fled from the villagers and found refuse in a barn: "Here then I retreated, and lay down, happy to have found shelter, however miserable, from the inclemency of the season, and still more from the barbarity of man"(Shelly 187).
As the creature was in the woods he sees another person, "I beheld a young creature with a pail on her head, passing before my hovel. ...a coarse blue petticoat... she looked patient, yet sad" (Shelly 189).