Great Expectations

Chapter 22 Question

Why were the Satis House clocks stopped at twenty minutes to nine?

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The clocks were stopped at the minute Miss. Havisham received the letter that her bridegroom would not show for the wedding.

The marriage day was fixed, the wedding dresses were bought, the wedding tour was planned out, the wedding guests were invited. The day came, but not the bridegroom. He wrote her a letter--"

"Which she received," I struck in, "when she was dressing for her marriage? At twenty minutes to nine?"

"At the hour and minute," said Herbert, nodding, "at which she afterwards stopped all the clocks.


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