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Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Strange Case of Dr. Jacob and Mr. Howard

Ok, no, not really....

Greetings, classmates. Goodness, it's been a while! Boy, have I been busy. What about you guys? What have you been up to? Well, I know you've probably been dealing with what most people deal with every single day of there lives: Your own Mr. Hyde. The ultimate of mood swings, some might say, haha.

So the story goes like this:

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
The story begins with Mr. Utterson, a man of rugged countenance, demeaning stature, a backwards sentiment, and completely lovable. Mr. Utterson is a lawyer, and a naturally suspicious man, making him the perfect character in whom shoes to put yourself through the entire book, which isn't long as I might add. His friend, Dr. Jekyll, hasn't been seen for a few days so he decides to pay a visit. He knocks on his friends door, and the butler, Poole, answers the door. Inquiring if Dr. Jekyll was home, Mr. Utterson received a resounding negative, much to his disappointment. He also learned that Dr. Jekyll had recently been in the company of Mr. Hyde quite often, though the butler hadn't actually seen them both at the same time, only one or the other. Mr. Hyde was a strange man with an evil countenance that gave off an eerie sense of deformity. Now, naturally, you all know who he is by now, of course, it's a well-known story, so I won't waist time trying to "Hyde" the plain facts. Mr. Utterson then goes back home to read a solemn book by the fire until midnight, as is his usual occupation on a Sunday evening. The next morning, he goes back to the his friend's house to see if he was there that day, but instead he stumbles upon a dark suited man. The man was obviously Mr. Hyde, and Mr. Utterson immediately engages him, noticing promptly that he felt purely evil and deformed. The man only replied with vague grunts, hiding his face from Mr. Utterson's view. When Mr. Utterson demanded to see his face, he showed it to him. His face was nothing of a surprise, being that it was sinister and slightly grotesque in expression, this was as expected to Mr. Utterson. Now, he also gave him his address which was a surprise to Mr. Utterson. After that he quickly unlocked Dr. Jekyll's lab with a key Mr. Utterson supposed said man had given to him upon great confidence. Bemused by his rude acquaintance, Mr. Utterson then left back for his house, where he stayed for the day filing papers and writing letters to his various clients. The next morning he woke to Dr. Jekyll sitting in his living room as was usual on a Tuesday morning. After greeting him, they had a long talk about Mr. Hyde, whom Dr. Jekyll showed great care toward and also great confidence. This was much to the concern of Mr. Utterson. Soon after their conversation, Dr Jekyll said his goodbye and left, seeming to be rather wary of his friend's cautions and stipulation's about his friend, Mr. Hyde. Mr. Utterson, still concerned for his friend, then had a visit from Mr. Enfield, his old friend. Mr. Enfield said that he had been walking down the road a few days past, and had seen a child running quite furiously down the walk. She ran straight into a man heading in the opposite direction, and was pushed to the ground. Now, of course, accidents happen, but the man merely trampled over the child and continued on his way. Mr. Enfield had collard this gentleman, and brought him back to where a crowd had already begun to gather around the screaming, crying, girl. Amongst them was her parents, trying hard to console her. The man surprisingly did not fight Mr. Enfield as he brought him back. The parents demanded compensation, and Mr. Hyde stepped inside his house a for a moment and came back out with another man's check for a hundred pounds. The fact that it was another man's check, greatly surprised Mr. Enfield. Now in the present time Mr. Enfield finished this story, and looked plainly into the shocked face of Mr. Utterson, stating heavily that he thought this man to be Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll's new friend.

To be continued,

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