1 "I was new here once," said Mr. Wemmick.
2 You're right," said Wemmick; "it's the genuine look.
3 Well," said Wemmick, "you'll see a wild beast tamed.
4 I then found that Wemmick was the clerk in the next room.
5 Well," said Wemmick, "he'll give you wine, and good wine.
6 "He hardly thought you'd come so soon," Mr. Wemmick explained.
7 As I keep the cash," Mr. Wemmick observed, "we shall most likely meet pretty often.
8 Always seems to me," said Wemmick, "as if he had set a man-trap and was watching it.
9 I put out my hand, and Mr. Wemmick at first looked at it as if he thought I wanted something.
10 So imperfect was this realization of the first of my great expectations, that I looked in dismay at Mr. Wemmick.
11 Tell him that, and he'll take it as a compliment," answered Wemmick; "he don't mean that you should know what to make of it.
12 Wemmick's attention being thus directed to his brooch, he put down the cast, and polished the brooch with his pocket-handkerchief.
13 I had not seen Mr. Wemmick for some weeks, when I thought I would write him a note and propose to go home with him on a certain evening.
14 As he happened to go out now, and as Wemmick was brisk and talkative, I said to Wemmick that I hardly knew what to make of Mr. Jaggers's manner.
15 When Mr. Wemmick had put all the biscuit into the post, and had paid me my money from a cash-box in a safe, the key of which safe he kept somewhere down his back and produced from his coat-collar like an iron-pigtail, we went up stairs.
16 We found a new set of people lingering outside, but Wemmick made a way among them by saying coolly yet decisively, "I tell you it's no use; he won't have a word to say to one of you;" and we soon got clear of them, and went on side by side.
17 Casting my eyes on Mr. Wemmick as we went along, to see what he was like in the light of day, I found him to be a dry man, rather short in stature, with a square wooden face, whose expression seemed to have been imperfectly chipped out with a dull-edged chisel.
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