Victor "had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body... now that [Victor] had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled [his] heart." (43)
My dear Frankenstein, how glad I am to see you!
My father has permitted me to undertake a voyage of discovery to the land of knowledge.
It gives me the greatest delight to see you.
Victor runs off to his room and attempts to sleep. However, his nightmares of death and tombs wake him up.
My dear Victor, what, for God's sake is the matter? How ill you are!
Do not ask me, he can tell. Oh, save me! Save me!
Upon waking, the monster is standing over Victor and frightens him. Victor seeks refuge outside, in the courtyard.
Your father and cousin would be very happy if they received a letter from you.
How shall I ever repay you? I feel the greatest remorse for the disappointment of which I have been the occasion, but you will forgive me.