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The reader may have forgotten, but certainly Victor Frankenstein has not, that he deserted the ice floe on which Walton's crew had discovered him and boarded the sailing vessel only because its course lay to the north, the destination toward which his pursuit of the Creature was leading him (Letter 4.3). Now that Walton's ship veers to the south, remaining aboard can no longer serve his purpose, which is as single-minded in its vengeance as ever.