Great expectation dating
Herbert and Pip have previously met at Satis Hall, where Herbert was rejected as a playmate for Estella.He tells Pip how Miss Havisham was defrauded and deserted by her fiancé.Joe's surly assistant, Dolge Orlick, is envious of Pip and dislikes Mrs Joe. Pip's former schoolmate Biddy joins the household to help with her care.When Pip and Joe are away from the house, Mrs Joe is brutally attacked, leaving her unable to speak or do her work. Four years into Pip's apprenticeship, Mr Jaggers, a lawyer, tells him that he has been provided with money from an anonymous benefactor, so that he can become a gentleman.This is definitely the worst purchase that I have ever made in my life.The company was being sued in Pennsylvania, so maybe there is hope for us in other states.
Back in London, Pip and Herbert exchange their romantic secrets: Pip adores Estella and Herbert is engaged to Clara.
Pip meets Estella when she is sent to Richmond to be introduced into society. Mrs Joe dies and Pip returns to his village for the funeral.
Pip's income is fixed at £500 per annum when he comes of age at twenty-one.
Do not, I repeat, do not be scammed into giving them your hard earned money!
I don't know how these people sleep at night; probably on very nice bedroom furniture and mattresses purchased from commissions obtained from scamming people.
These include the eccentric Miss Havisham, the beautiful but cold Estella, and Joe, the unsophisticated and kind blacksmith.