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Diary entry 2 Today was a most extraordinary day for me, something completely unexpected happened. Uncle Pumblechook, as previously arranged came to collect me from Joe's house, to take me to visit a place called Satis House. It belongs to a lady called Miss Havisham who is very wealthy and important. It took us about 20 minutes to get to there. On our way I began to feel a little nervous and jittery. The prospect of meeting Miss Havisham for the first time was unsettling. There were rumors going round that nobody had ever seen her before, and that she never left the grounds of her house under any circumstances. Who am I supposed to play with? Everything was very confusing, so I finally gave up on finding an answer. The first thing that shocked me when we arrived to the house was its sheer size. It was definitely the biggest I had ever seen, and the sight of it was terrifying for me at first. ...read more.


A female voice invited me to go in. As I entered, I was most surprised by what I saw in there. It was a very large room full of furniture. Outside it was a very nice day, but the curtains prevented the sun's rays from fully entering the room which had to be illuminated by many candles. A lady was sat at the dressing table. She was probably the strangest woman I had ever seen. Miss Havisham was dressed in white satin, she looked almost like a ghost. However, what surprised me the most was that she had a wedding dress on. I could not understand how such an old person could be a bride. Then I noticed that what was once bright and white was now torn and yellow. She sat motionless in her chair and the only way of knowing that Miss Havisham was alive was by her eyes. They showed the sadness of her entire life. ...read more.


Particularly I could not forget Estella, her beauty and her arrogance, and how she had tried to embarrass me throughout the afternoon session. I felt really depressed and wished I had never seen this girl, but then again, although I did not wish to admit this, I think I was falling in love with Estella. As soon as I got home, my sister started to ask questions so as to find out how everything had gone. I did not want my sister to know how many insults, shameful comments and scornful looks I had received, so I made up a story for her to avoid having to dwell in the shame I was feeling. I told her we played cards, waved our swords in the air looking victorious then ate cake in golden plates, and that before we knew it, it was time to go. My sister was confused and Joe, well Joe never said anything. At least somebody was happy about the first but not last visit to Satis House, and my encounter with beautiful Estella! ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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