Art Expectations 265 Ear on Fire

265 GreatExp Ear on Fire 150

Magwitch’s ears must be burning! Pip and Jaggers are still in his office discussing, very discretely, Magwitch and his sudden arrival in London. Jaggers warns Pip that Magwitch will not likely ever receive a pardon and that he is “expatriated for the term of his natural life” from England. To return would be an act of felony! Too late. Both Pip and Jaggers know that Magwitch is already there in London, but they act and talk as if he is in South Wales. Jaggers says that Wemmick, his clerk, received a letter from someone named Provis requesting Pip’s address. Provis is, of course, really Magwitch. Jaggers is just trying to cover his ass…. and Pip’s! He tells Pip that there is a balance in the account (the account set up by Magwitch) and he’ll be sending that over to Pip soon. I wonder if it will be enough for Pip to live on for the rest of his life? Probably not.

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