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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

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            THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

                     by Robert Louis Stevenson

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            THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

                         Story of the Door



Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance that was
never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in
discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary and
yet somehow lovable.  At friendly meetings, and when the wine was
to his taste, something eminently human beaconed from his eye;
something indeed which never found its way into his talk, but
which spoke not only in these silent symbols of the after-dinner
face, but more often and loudly in the acts of his life.  He was
austere with himself; drank gin when he was alone, to mortify a
taste for vintages; and though he enjoyed the theater, had not
crossed the doors of one for twenty years.  But he had an approved
tolerance for others; sometimes wondering, almost with envy, at
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