The next morning, Pip tells Jaggers that Orlick is one rotten cookie, and Jaggers agrees. He promises to have Orlick fired at once. Pip’s a little worried that this might stir up some bad blood with Orlick, but Jaggers is not a man to be wishy washy.
As he’s getting ready to leave town, Pip is followed by and mocked by Trabb’s boy, the smart aleck smarty pants who makes fun of Pip for being too good for his fellow townspeople. Trabb’s boy is relentless, and Pip feels totally slimy and dejected.
When Pip gets home, the first thing he has to do is to tell Herbert about Estella and about how much he loves her. Herbert is not surprised. He could totally tell that Pip was jonesing for Estella – the lovesick puppy wasn’t very subtle about it.
Herbert tries to reassure Pip, but he also tells him that he doesn’t think that Estella is destined for him after all. He doesn’t think that Miss Havisham plans to throw them together.
This completely derails Pip.
Herbert tells Pip that he is in love with a girl named Clara and that he will marry her. She lives by the sea and he father has something to do with shipping, so Herbert thinks it’s a great career move. Of course, Momma Pocket is not too pleased, but we can’t win ‘em all.