Sean was the cabin boy on the ship lead by Robert Walton IV who was seeking Frankenstein's Monster. While the workers carve the monster out of the ice, Walton retires to his ready room where he entertains Sean by telling him the story of Frankenstein. Before Walton can finish telling his tale several superstitious crew members too umbrage with Walton’s command and formed a mutiny. During the conflict, a fire broke out in one of the ship's lower cabins, and the intense heat thawed out the Frankenstein Monster.[1]

The Frankenstein Monster revives and walks through the flames that now consume the lower hold of the ship. runs in, but turns in terror at the face of the monster. The boy stumbles and falls over unconscious. The monster picks him up and brings him out of the burning room. On the deck of the ship, the monster, with Sean's limp body in his arms, scales the ship's rigging as mutinous crewmen gather round. Several of the men prepare to open fire on the monster, but Captain Walton orders them to stand down. He doesn't want to risk undue injury to the cabin boy, but he also knows that the monster is more than just a savage brute. To make matters even worse, Walton's ship struck an iceberg, killing several crewmen.[2]

The ship sunk and the monster attacked the lifeboat, sparing only Walton, Canute, and Sean so they can row to a safe shore together. Taking refuge in the wreckage of another ship, the monster bids Walton to finish his story. As the story session ends, the ghost ship the party is resting in suddenly collapses on top of them.[3]

Robert Walton's ship is trapped within an ice flow. Both his cabin boy Sean and he are gravely injured, and Canute, the Eskimo travel guide is dead. The Frankenstein Monster tries to drag Sean and Walton to safety. After telling his tale, the creature notices that Sean the cabin boy has died in his sleep.[4]

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