The creature and Victor get on ship that is sailing to where?Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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In Chapter 24 [Volume 3, Chapter 7] of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Walton writes to his sister in his letter of September 2nd that his ship is surrounded by mountains of ice "which admit of no escape and threaten every moment to crush my vessel."  Telling his sister that the "brave fellows" look to him for a solution, but he does not have any.  Three days later, he writes again, that he and his crew are surrounded by so much ice that they are in imminent danger; in addition, Frankenstein's health has also declined.  Added to these situations, Walton fears a mutiny.  Therefore, after the men are not encouraged by his "ideas of glory and honour" to uphold, Walton decides to return to England.  In the meantime, Victor Frankenstein dies and the creature, who has followed him, comes aboard, morning the death of his creator, whom he has loved.  Disconsolate and wretch, the creature flings himself into the deadly sea

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