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Victor spends most of the chapter reflecting on William's death and his own sense of guilt and melancholy at having been away from home for so long. The creature appears briefly, astonishing Victor with its speed and strength as it scales a hill in a matter of moments, and it occurs to Victor that the creature might have been William's murderer, for "nothing in human shape could have destroyed the fair child".
In my copy, this quote is on page 84, while Victor is reflecting upon the possibility that the creature is the murderer, and on how his own efforts have resulted in this;
I considered the being whom I had cast among mankind,and endowed with the will and power to effect purposes ofhorror, such as the deed which he had now done, nearly inthe light of my own vampire, my own spirit let loose fromthe grave, and forced to destroy all that was dear to me.
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