A week ago

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A week ago   
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I could not think that this earth contained a place for sufferings and terrors so unmanning; and you can do but one thing, Utterson, to lighten this destiny, and that is to respect my silence." Utterson was amazed; the dark influence of Hyde had been withdrawn, the doctor had returned to his old tasks and amities; a week ago, the prospect had smiled with every promise of a cheerful and an honoured age; and now in a moment, friendship, and peace of mind, and the whole tenor of his life were wrecked.
A week ago, Red Sox Nation was at the brink of despair as Boston was swept by the Blue Jays and the hard-charging Yankees were just 1-1/2 back.
A week ago, we spoke with another young woman who had applied early decision to a competitive, small, private university.