Art Expectations 231 Wine Barrel Maker



[Day 231, Page 249] a very quick sketch on page 17

Chapter 37
On Sunday, Pip arrives at Wemmick’s Walworth castle-home to see about that other opinion (on loaning money to a friend). Pip chats with Wemmick’s father, the Aged, while they wait for Wemmick to return from a walk. He finds out that Wemmick was meant for a career in wine-coopering, not law. And the Aged was in the business of warehousing. A wine-cooper was basically a barrel-maker, for perhaps wine. He would have made the wooden part of the barrel, while the “hooper” bound it together with hoops of metal. (I think Wemmick made a better career choice!)

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