Matthew Pocket is Miss Havisham’s cousin and the only member of her family who spoke his mind about her fiancé, Compeyson. He told her he was not a true gentleman and that he had serious doubts about the proposed marriage. Miss Havisham ordered Matthew out of the house forevermore, but she now misses him and hopes he will come visit her one day. She tells everyone that when she dies and when her body is laid on the dining room table, Matthew will be at the head of the table. The other (leechy) Pockets hate Matthew for being so favored. Pip goes to "read" with (a.k.a. study with) Mr. Pocket at his house in Hammersmith. Mr. Pocket is a great scholar who makes a living selling books (about things like raising children), lecturing, and teaching others. Pip respects Mr. Pocket hugely and asks Miss Havisham to leave him lots of dough in her will.