Walton rescues Victor who relates his story of the creation of his monster and his flight from it.
Victor returns home and hears of the murder of his brother, and the charging of Justine Moritz with the crime.
The creature lives outside the DeLacy home and learns to speak and read.
The creature attempts to make friends with the father, who is kind to him because he is blind. However, when the son and daughter return, they beat the creature and run him off. The next day, they move away.
Victor encounters the creature, who tells his history and vows not to kill if Victor will create a female friend for him