I will proceed with my tale
With Victor's pause to utter his encomium upon Clerval and thus intrude a strong value judgment into his discourse, the question of narrative truth is once again brought to the fore. Once again, Victor intrudes the notion of a "tale," a word used by him (I:L4:28
) and by the Creature (II:2:13
) to describe their narratives, also (with a different construction of what might constitute the truth) in the last sentence of the novel's Preface.