1 My person was hideous and my stature gigantic.
2 A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch.
3 Never did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome yet appalling hideousness.
4 My own strength is exhausted, and I must tell, in a few words, what remains of my hideous narration.
5 I stepped fearfully in: the apartment was empty, and my bedroom was also freed from its hideous guest.
6 I was, besides, endued with a figure hideously deformed and loathsome; I was not even of the same nature as man.
7 I had sagacity enough to discover that the unnatural hideousness of my person was the chief object of horror with those who had formerly beheld me.
8 The shutters had been thrown back, and with a sensation of horror not to be described, I saw at the open window a figure the most hideous and abhorred.
9 I remembered, shuddering, the mad enthusiasm that hurried me on to the creation of my hideous enemy, and I called to mind the night in which he first lived.
10 What I ask of you is reasonable and moderate; I demand a creature of another sex, but as hideous as myself; the gratification is small, but it is all that I can receive, and it shall content me.
11 The work was soon finished; in a few minutes a tumultuous sea rolled between me and my enemy, and I was left drifting on a scattered piece of ice that was continually lessening and thus preparing for me a hideous death.
12 A flash of lightning illuminated the object, and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy daemon, to whom I had given life.