Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
How we cite our quotes:
Upon the reading of this letter, I made sure my colleague was insane; but till that was proved beyond the possibility of doubt, I felt bound to do as he requested. The less I understood of this farrago, the less I was in a position to judge of its importance; and an appeal so worded could not be set aside without a grave responsibility. (9.10)
Dr. Lanyon cooperated with the letter’s requests more out of curiosity than out of loyalty to his friend.
But here I took pity on my visitor's suspense, and some perhaps on my own growing curiosity. (9.21)
As one might expect from a man of science, Dr. Lanyon has an active curiosity.
"And now," said he, "to settle what remains. Will you be wise? will you be guided? will you suffer me to take this glass in my hand and to go forth from your house without further parley? Or has the greed of curiosity too much command of you?" (9.28)
By asking if curiosity or prudence will win out, Mr. Hyde is taunting Dr. Lanyon.