Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Novel Summary: Chapter 3
In chapter three, Mr. Utterson visits the home of Dr. Jekyll after being invited for a dinner party with several other distinguished guests. After all the other guests have left, Utterson remains to ask Dr. Jekyll about his will. Jekyll is very hesitant to speak about the specifics of his will, and asks Utterson to let it go. He admits, "...my position is a very strange— a very strange one. It is one of those affairs that cannot be mended by talking."
Later, Jekyll says that he can get rid of Mr. Hyde anytime he chooses. Yet the elderly doctor begs Utterson to support Hyde when he has passed away. Jekyll continues, "I only ask for justice; I only ask you to help him for my sake, when I am no longer here."