[Day 228, Page 246]
Pip asks Jaggers, again, if his benefactor will be revealed to him soon. No. They have a stare-down. Jaggers goes on to say that once the person comes forward, his (Jaggers’) job in this matter will cease and it will be between Pip and his patron to settle things up. What will Pip “owe” this person? His soul? Repay the money somehow? Forced to marry Estella? He loves her, though he knows she is no good for him.