Pip and Mr. Pocket discuss what kinds of things Pip should learn about. Apparently, Pip doesn’t really have to go to school. Jaggers thinks that Pip just needs to learn enough to get by in life.
Mr. Pocket is good people. He’s smart and honest and kind. He gives the OK for Herbert and Pip to live together.
Pip wants to buy his own furniture. However, he needs dough. He visits Mr. Jaggers, and, after a rousing conversation involving multiplication and other math guessing games, Pip receives twenty pounds. Sweet.
After Wemmick gives Pip his money, he takes him on a tour of the office. Pip sees the other clerks in action (they look kind of weird), and then he sees the scary casts/sculpture-thingies again. He asks Wemmick the story behind said sculptures. The casts portray two criminals who were sentenced to death: one for murder and the other for forging wills. Immediately after the men were killed, the casts were made of their faces. So basically, Jaggers has fine artwork in his office portraying of two faces frozen in the agony of their death. How delightful!
Wemmick shows Pip the jewels that these criminals gave him on the eve of their deaths. Apparently, the criminals in London really like to suck up to Wemmick and to give him all kinds of cool trinkets.
Wemmick is an advocate of "portable property" (2.24.41), that is, stuff that you can carry around with you or that you can easily grab when moving to Switzerland on a moment’s notice.
Wemmick tells Pip he is welcome to come have dinner at his house whenever. He warns Pip that Jaggers will be inviting him to his place soon too. While Jaggers will provide delicious wine, his maid, Molly, is a little strange. Keep your eye on her, says Wemmick.
Finally, the two boys head over to the courthouse to see Mr. Jaggers in action. He’s has everyone in court is scared stiff. He’s a powerful man.