Pip is pretty sure that he is either going to be thrown in prison for life or be pummeled to a pulp by a gang of rich kids for having hit (twice) the random, pale little boy in Miss Havisham’s garden. For a while, he lives in huge fear, half expecting to be hauled away to Sing Sing at any minute.
But nothing happens!
When he returns to Miss Havisham’s, Pip visits the scene of the fight. He covers up some dried blood on the pavement with some leaves and calls it a day.
Pip starts a new ritual at Satis House – he pushes Miss Havisham in a garden-chair-on-wheels around and around her dressing room and wedding feast room. This ritual lasts almost three hours each day. Thanks to Pip, garden-chair-on-wheels racing is now an Olympic sport.
During one of these indoor adventures, Miss Havisham notices that Pip is tall, and she asks him what he is going to do with his life. He tells her he intends to apprentice with Joe.
The ritual continues over the course of many months. Estella remains the icicle that she is, and Miss Havisham continues to give her jewels and to coach her in the ways of breaking men’s hearts. Pip is the guinea pig apparently.
One day, Miss Havisham tells Pip to bring Joe with him the next time he visits.
When Pip relays the message at home, it doesn’t go over too smoothly. Mrs. Joe is furious that she isn’t invited and starts tearing up the entire house and subjecting everything to a deep cleaning. Joe and Pip stand outside in the cold until she is finished.