Being Dr. Jekyll’s butler for two decades, Mr. Poole shows a powerful fondness for Jekyll, performing his every wish until he can do so no longer, after becoming concerned for his master’s safety.
“Changed? Well, yes, I think so,” said the butler. “Have I been twenty years in this man’s house, to be deceived about his voice?” – Mr. Poole
“O, I know it’s not evidence, Mr. Utterson; I’m book-learned enough for that; but a man has his feelings, and I give you my bible-word it was Mr. Hyde!’” – Mr. Poole
“You know the doctor’s ways, sir,” replied Poole, “and how he shuts himself up. Well, he’s shut up again in the cabinet; and I don’t like it, sir—I wish I may die if I like it. Mr. Utterson, sir, I’m afraid.” – Mr. Poole