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THe house is old and in decay. Although Miss Havisham has stopped all the clocks, mould, stuffiness and decay indicate the passage of time,
"On this day of the year, long before you were born, this heap of decay," stabbing with her crutched stick at the pile of cobwebs on the table but not touching it, "was brought here. It and I have worn away together. The mice have gnawed at it, and sharper teeth than teeth of mice have gnawed at me."