Great Expectations

Chapter 22 Question

What is Herbert Pocket's interpretation of the "fight" at Satis House?

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Herbert is under the assumption that he knocked Pip around.... not the other way around.

"Well!" said the pale young gentleman, reaching out his hand goodhumouredly, "it's all over now, I hope, and it will be magnanimous in you if you'll forgive me for having knocked you about so."

I derived from this speech that Mr. Herbert Pocket (for Herbert was the pale young gentleman's name) still rather confounded his intention with his execution. But I made a modest reply, and we shook hands warmly.


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