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    Chapter 7

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    Incident at the Window

    It chanced on Sunday, when Mr. Utterson was on his usual walk with
    Mr. Enfield, that their way lay once again through the by-street;
    and that when they came in front of the door, both stopped to gaze
    on it.

    "Well," said Enfield, "that story's at an end at least. We
    shall never see more of Mr. Hyde."

    "I hope not," said Utterson. "Did I ever tell you that I once
    saw him, and shared your feeling of repulsion?"

    "It was impossible to do the one without the other," returned
    Enfield. "And by the way, what an ass you must have thought me,
    not to know that this was a back way to Dr. Jekyll's! It was
    partly your own fault that I found it out, even when I did."

    "So you found it out, did you?" said Utterson. "But if that
    be so, we may step into the court and take a look at the windows.
    To tell you the truth, I am uneasy about poor Jekyll; and even
    outside, I feel as if the presence of a friend might do him good."

    The court was very cool and a little damp, and full of
    premature twilight, although the sky, high up overhead, was still
    bright with sunset. The middle one of the three windows was
    half-way open; and sitting close beside it, taking the air with an
    infinite sadness of mien, like some disconsolate prisoner,
    Utterson saw Dr. Jekyll.

    "What! Jekyll!" he cried. "I trust you are better."

    "I am very low, Utterson," replied the doctor drearily, "very
    low. It will not last long, thank God."

    "You stay too much indoors," said the lawyer. "You should be
    out, whipping up the circulation like Mr. Enfield and me. (This
    is my cousin--Mr. Enfield--Dr. Jekyll.) Come now; get your
    hat and take a quick turn with us."

    "You are very good," sighed the other. "I should like to very
    much; but no, no, no, it is quite impossible; I dare not. But
    indeed, Utterson, I am very glad to see you; this is really a
    great pleasure; I would ask you and Mr. Enfield up, but the place
    is really not fit."

    "Why, then," said the lawyer, good-naturedly, "the best thing
    we can do is to stay down here and speak with you from where we

    "That is just what I was about to venture to propose,"
    returned the doctor with a smile. But the words were hardly
    uttered, before the smile was struck out of his face and succeeded
    by an expression of such abject terror and despair, as froze the
    very blood of the two gentlemen below. They saw it but for a
    glimpse for the window was instantly thrust down; but that glimpse
    had been sufficient, and they turned and left the court without a
    word. In silence, too, they traversed the by-street; and it was
    not until they had come into a neighbouring thoroughfare, where
    even upon a Sunday there were still some stirrings of life, that
    Mr. Utterson at last turned and looked at his companion. They
    were both pale; and there was an answering horror in their eyes.

    "God forgive us, God forgive us," said Mr. Utterson.

    But Mr. Enfield only nodded his head very seriously, and
    walked on once more in silence.
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