Utterson is Jekyll's "dry" lawyer and friend. Stevenson characterizes him as having "a rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile." He is "cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse," "backward in sentiment" "dusty, dreary and yet somehow lovable." In his discourse with others, "something eminently human beaconed from his eye; something indeed which never found its way into his talk ... but more often and loudly in the acts of his life." "He was austere with himself, but he had an approved tolerance for others," as evidenced through his patience with Jekyll in all of his...
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