Pip’s left arm was burnt to a crisp, and his right arm is a little toasty as well.
Herbert visits and helps him dress his wounds and change his bandages.
Herbert and Pip discuss how Magwitch is growing on them and about what a softie he’s becoming.
While Pip was away, Herbert explains that Magwitch told the full story of the crazy lady that had once been in his life. This is Magwitch’s story:
Back in the day he had been married to a crazy lady who, upon becoming jealous of another woman, killed the woman and who threatened to kill her child. Magwitch loved this child, and his wife eventually did kill the child. Afraid of being sent to jail or worse for being the cause of a child’s death, Magwitch never went to the authorities or pursued his wife. Compeyson knew this story and used it to blackmail Magwitch into submission. This ends Magwitch’s story.
Pip nearly spits jellybeans. He knows who Estella’s father is.