1 First, he took the two secret men.
2 "Yes, sir," said both the men together.
3 His men resumed their muskets and fell in.
4 I want diversion, and I have done with men and women.
5 Very few men have the power of wrist that this woman has.
6 To this effect the sergeant and the nearest men were speaking under their breath, when Joe and I came up.
7 The sergeant ran in first, when we had run the noise quite down, and two of his men ran in close upon him.
8 The two men looked at one another as Mr. Jaggers waved them behind again, and humbly fell back and were heard no more.
9 With that, he called to his men, who came trooping into the kitchen one after another, and piled their arms in a corner.
10 "We made the money up this morning, sir," said one of the men, submissively, while the other perused Mr. Jaggers's face.
11 When I was a hired-out shepherd in a solitary hut, not seeing no faces but faces of sheep till I half forgot wot men's and women's faces wos like, I see yourn.
12 Miss Havisham gives you to him, as the greatest slight and injury that could be done to the many far better men who admire you, and to the few who truly love you.
13 There we were stopped a few minutes by a signal from the sergeant's hand, while two or three of his men dispersed themselves among the graves, and also examined the porch.
14 Water was splashing, and mud was flying, and oaths were being sworn, and blows were being struck, when some more men went down into the ditch to help the sergeant, and dragged out, separately, my convict and the other one.
15 I waited about until it was noon, and I went upon 'Change, and I saw fluey men sitting there under the bills about shipping, whom I took to be great merchants, though I couldn't understand why they should all be out of spirits.'
16 The influences of his solitary hut-life were upon him besides, and gave him a savage air that no dress could tame; added to these were the influences of his subsequent branded life among men, and, crowning all, his consciousness that he was dodging and hiding now.
17 He knew more of my intended career than I knew myself, for he referred to his having been told by Mr. Jaggers that I was not designed for any profession, and that I should be well enough educated for my destiny if I could "hold my own" with the average of young men in prosperous circumstances.
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