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Letter to Herbert Pocket

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Letter to Herbert Pocket To: Mr. Herbert Pocket No4 Cleopatra Street From: Phillip Pirrip Dear Herbert. I write to you to inform you that my wounds have progressed adequately and I am much better right now. These months I have been questioning myself with whether it was better for Magwitch to die of his injuries or to suffer the pain and humiliation of a public hanging. I know he suffered a lot from his wounds but I am not sure if he would have suffered the same as if he was hanged. I think it is much better this way, and not because all these years have passed. He was a man who lived his life like a convict, in jail, who could have worked and taken care of someone he barely knew of. ...read more.


They would not accept me and they would laugh at me and Joe, so I thought that the best thing to do was to forget about him and his offer. I was making the biggest mistake in my life. When I fell ill you went to Egypt and Joe left his work and his life behind to come and help me. He took great care of me and paid my debts. He then taught me a great lesson, he made me realise that people don't become gentlemen if they receive an education at a particular institution, or are made gentlemen by there material possessions. I know now that gentlemen earn the right to be called so with noble actions and gentlemanly behaviour. ...read more.


All of a sudden my whole world fell apart. I am now under the impression that I have lived a life guided by fantasy, by ambitious expectations that could never be realized, trying to plan each step ahead before I took it. I would appreciate it if you would kindly assisted me in obtaining employment, as at the moment my expectations of the world seem to have collapsed and for the first time I don't know what to do with my life. I am under the impression that I am mistaken about fundamental aspects of myself and my life, that my ideas lack a dose of reality and that my future will be one of change. I put myself in your hands in order to start a new life, to be a new me, and thank you in advance. Yours truly, Pip ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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