1 "Yes, ma'am," I said, to stop her, for I was afraid she was going to cry.
2 "I have only been to the churchyard," said I, from my stool, crying and rubbing myself.
3 When she came to that, and to a wild cry that followed that, I caught her round the waist.
4 Miss Havisham," I said, when her cry had died away, "you may dismiss me from your mind and conscience.
5 At first Biddy gave a cry, as if she thought it was my apparition, but in another moment she was in my embrace.
6 The hue and cry going off to the Hulks, and people coming thence to examine the iron, Joe's opinion was corroborated.
7 But I doubt if they had more meaning in them than an election cry, and I cannot suggest a darker picture of her state of mind.
8 She was so quiet, and had such an orderly, good, and pretty way with her, that I did not like the thought of making her cry again.
9 As I lay in bed looking at him, it made me, in my weak state, cry again with pleasure to see the pride with which he set about his letter.
10 But I was no sooner in the passage than I extinguished my candle; for I saw Miss Havisham going along it in a ghostly manner, making a low cry.
11 During the whole interval, whenever I went to the bottom of the staircase, I heard her footstep, saw her light pass above, and heard her ceaseless low cry.
12 It had passed through my thoughts to cry out for help again; though few could know better than I, the solitary nature of the spot, and the hopelessness of aid.
13 I had seen the damp lying on the outside of my little window, as if some goblin had been crying there all night, and using the window for a pocket-handkerchief.
14 I earnestly expressed my hope that he wouldn't, and held tighter to the tombstone on which he had put me; partly, to keep myself upon it; partly, to keep myself from crying.
15 Still, in the same moment, I saw the face tilt backward with a white terror on it that I shall never forget, and heard a great cry on board the steamer, and a loud splash in the water, and felt the boat sink from under me.
16 Standing at the bottom of the staircase, I felt the mildewed air of the feast-chamber, without seeing her open the door, and I heard her walking there, and so across into her own room, and so across again into that, never ceasing the low cry.
17 At length, the thing being done, and he having that day entered Clarriker's House, and he having talked to me for a whole evening in a flush of pleasure and success, I did really cry in good earnest when I went to bed, to think that my expectations had done some good to somebody.
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