He then told me, that he would commence his narrative the next day, when I should be at leisure. If I should be engaged, I will at least make notes.
"I am by birth a Genevese, ..."
He heard with attention the little narration concerning my studies, and smiled at the names of Cornelius Agrippa and Paracelsus, but without the contempt that M. Kremoe had exhibited.
"These were men to whose indefatigable zeal modern philosophers were indebted to for most of the foundations of their knowledge."
"How can I describe my emotions at this catatrophe, or how delineate the wretch whome with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form?"
The being finished speaking, and fixed his looks upon me in the expectation of a reply. But I was bewildered, perplexed, and unable to arrange my ideas sufficiently to understand the full extent of his proposition."
"You must create a female for me, with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being."
I thought with a sensation of madness on my promise of creating another like him, and trembling with passion, tore to pieces the thing on which I was engaged.
I entered the cabin where lay the remains of my ill-fated and admirable friend. Over him hung a form which I cannot find words to describe: — gigantic in stature, yet uncouth and distorted in its proportions.