I took refuge in the courtyard belonging to the house which I inhabited, where I remained during the rest of the night, walking up and down in the greatest agitation, listening attentively, catching and fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demoniacal corpse to which I had so miserably given life.
I would remain quietly in my hovel, watching and endeavoring to discover the motives which influenced their actions
My protectors had departed and had broken the only link that held me to the world. For the first time the feelings of revenge and hatred filled my bosom, and I did not strive to control them, but allowing myself to be borne away by the stream, I bent my mind towards injury and death.
I gazed on my victim, and my heart swelled with exultation and hellish triumph; clapping my hands, I exclaimed, "I too can create desolation; my enemy is not invulnerable. this death will carry despair to him, and a thousand other miseries shall torment and destroy him
My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create.
Your threats cannot move me to do an act of wickedness; but they confirm me in a determination of not creating you a companion in vice
I escaped from them to the room where lay the body of Elizabeth, my love, my wife, so lately living, so dear, so worthy.