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Great Expectations Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 4 Summary

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Chapter 4 Summary

Having given food and tools to an escaped convict, Pip is sure he will find a Constable waiting for him at home. Instead, he is greeted by his sister, who not only buys his alibi that he was listening to Carols, but also is envious of his experience. Joe and Pip put on their stiff, uncomfortable, ill-fitting formal wear to go to their church and return for Christmas dinner, a sumptuous affair with pickled pork and roasted, stuffed fowls. At the dinner, Mr. Pumblechook chokes violently and throws up, after swallowing his brandy, which Pip had partially filled with tar water to disguise his having removed some of it. After his uncle recovers, Pip is concerned with the missing pork pie, which he also gave to the convict. Before the pie becomes an issue, soldiers appear, looking for the convict.

Chapter 4 Analysis

Pip's guilt over his theft...

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