Herbert tells Pip to bide his time. Once he turns 21, perhaps he’ll receive further enlightenment about his future. He then tells Pip he has something disagreeable to discuss, “positively repulsive.” He asks Pip if Estella was ever mentioned as part of the endowment… his Great Expectations. Pip says no. So, since Pip is not legally bound to her, why, then not detach from her, asks Herbert. (Try to forget her!) Well, I think Pip is too far gone for that!
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