Great Expectations

What does the blacksmith do and say when Mr. Jaggers offers Joe money?

Great expectations chapter 18

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Joe puts his hand on Pip's shoulder and states that no amount of money could compensate for the loss of a child and friend.

Joe laid his hand upon my shoulder with the touch of a woman. I have often thought him since, like the steam-hammer, that can crush a man or pat an egg-shell, in his combination of strength with gentleness. "Pip is that hearty welcome," said Joe, "to go free with his services, to honour and fortun', as no words can tell him. But if you think as Money can make compensation to me for the loss of the little child - what come to the forge - and ever the best of friends!--"


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