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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mr. Enfield Timeline and Summary

  • Coming back from "some place at the end of the world," Mr. Enfield is walking home at three in the morning when he spies a human Juggernaut on a collision course with a young girl.
  • After the Juggernaut knocks the girl over, Mr. Enfield apprehends the man and brings him over to a group of people fussing over the child.
  • Mr. Enfield is struck by the fact that every single person in the group, including the doctor, absolutely loathes the criminal on sight.
  • The criminal offers to pay reparations, then pops into a door and comes out with a check for 100 pounds, drawn from someone else’s bank account.
  • Mr. Enfield is suspicious, but the check is genuine.
  • When Mr. Enfield and Mr. Utterson pass by the door, Mr. Enfield relates the whole story to Mr. Utterson, remarking on the oddness of the situation: the criminal is obviously a despicable man, but the money he paid was drawn from the account of an extremely well-respected member of society.
  • The two men discuss the issue.
  • Mr. Utterson asks for the name of the criminal, and Mr. Enfield tells him that it’s Mr. Hyde. He then describes the man’s appearance.
  • They agree never to speak of it again.
  • Some time later, the two men are again on their walk when they pass by the door.
  • They chat about it, happy that Mr. Hyde has disappeared.
  • They go past Dr. Jekyll’s window and chat with him for a while, before Dr. Jekyll looks absolutely terrified and sad and slams down the window.
  • Mr. Enfield and Mr. Utterson are aghast and horrified.