|"His yellow skin scarcely covered the
work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and
flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a
more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour
as the dun white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and
straight black lips."
- Mary Shelley (Victor Frankenstein's description of his creation)