Back at school, Victor gets a letter from Dad. It seems that someone has murdered his little brother, William. He leaves for Geneva immediately.
Victor arrives too late – the gates of the city have been closed for the night.
Victor lurks around the woods near where his brother was killed.
He sees the monster he created for a moment and it occurs to him that, since the monster isn’t attractive, he probably committed the murder. No one else has seen this monster or knows anything about it.
At home the next day (the gates have been opened by now), Victor finds out that Justine has been accused of the murder because she has a picture of Caroline in her pocket – the same picture William had with him right before he died.
Victor and Elizabeth are the only ones who think Justine is innocent. Well, Justine, too.
But coward that he is, Victor won’t tell anyone why. He’s afraid to be labeled a crazy person.