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apparition of the monster

The undertone in which the text, as Walton reasserts his control over it, questions the statements of its narrators continues here as Walton twice -- and in the formulation of a logical proof ("conviction of the truth" . . . "Such a monster has then really existence") -- thoughtlessly borrows Victor's diction to describe the Creature. Careful readers will remember that the "apparition . . . seen from our ship" was described very differently at the time (Letter 4.1).