- May 2008
Mr. Utterson's nerves, at this unlooked-for termination, gave a jerk that nearly threw him from his balance; but he recollected his courage and followed the butler into the laboratory building through the surgical theatre, with its lumber of crates and bottles, to the foot of the stair. Here Poole motioned him to stand on one side and listen; while he himself, setting down the candle and making a great and obvious call on his resolution, mounted the steps and knocked with a somewhat uncertain hand on the red baize of the cabinet door.
Robert Louis Stevenson,The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, 1886.
Text available at: http://www.online-literature.com/stevenson/jekyllhyde/
Open for discussion on Sunday, 19 September, 2010.