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the letters of Felix and Safie

These were the letters Safie wrote Felix imploring his aid in the rescue of her father from prison and that she had translated from Arabic into French. In recounting this episode, the Creature had promised to give Victor the copies he had made of them (2.6.3), and this offhand reference suggests that he did so. The logical completion of that strand of the narrative does not, of course, explain just why Victor Frankenstein, embarked on an odyssey of epic proportions where he can scarcely provide himself with the essentials of life, is carrying the translated correspondence of a perfect stranger.