1 But revenge kept me alive; I dared not die and leave my adversary in being.
2 I shuddered to think who might be the next victim sacrificed to his insatiate revenge.
3 When I reflected on his crimes and malice, my hatred and revenge burst all bounds of moderation.
4 There is an expression of despair, and sometimes of revenge, in your countenance that makes me tremble.
5 The nearer I approached to your habitation, the more deeply did I feel the spirit of revenge enkindled in my heart.
6 Liberty, however, had been a useless gift to me, had I not, as I awakened to reason, at the same time awakened to revenge.
7 My revenge is of no moment to you; yet, while I allow it to be a vice, I confess that it is the devouring and only passion of my soul.
8 After a slight repose, during which the spirits of the dead hovered round and instigated me to toil and revenge, I prepared for my journey.
9 The wretch saw me destroy the creature on whose future existence he depended for happiness, and with a howl of devilish despair and revenge, withdrew.
10 I will revenge my injuries; if I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear, and chiefly towards you my arch-enemy, because my creator, do I swear inextinguishable hatred.
11 I was possessed by a maddening rage when I thought of him, and desired and ardently prayed that I might have him within my grasp to wreak a great and signal revenge on his cursed head.
12 For this purpose I will preserve my life; to execute this dear revenge will I again behold the sun and tread the green herbage of earth, which otherwise should vanish from my eyes forever.
13 Think not, Walton, that in the last moments of my existence I feel that burning hatred and ardent desire of revenge I once expressed; but I feel myself justified in desiring the death of my adversary.
14 For the first time the feelings of revenge and hatred filled my bosom, and I did not strive to control them, but allowing myself to be borne away by the stream, I bent my mind towards injury and death.
15 My destruction might indeed arrive a few months sooner, but if my torturer should suspect that I postponed it, influenced by his menaces, he would surely find other and perhaps more dreadful means of revenge.
16 I was hurried away by fury; revenge alone endowed me with strength and composure; it moulded my feelings and allowed me to be calculating and calm at periods when otherwise delirium or death would have been my portion.