1 And this, I fear, is all that can be said for the conduct of one, who was at once her uncle and guardian.
2 You will please consider me your guardian.
3 I am going up to my guardian in London," said I, casually drawing some guineas out of my pocket and looking at them; "and I want a fashionable suit of clothes to go in.
4 My guardian threw his supplicant off with supreme indifference, and left him dancing on the pavement as if it were red hot.
5 Another clerk was rung down from up stairs to take his place while he was out, and I accompanied him into the street, after shaking hands with my guardian.
6 Your guardian was not at that time in Miss Havisham's counsels, and she was too haughty and too much in love to be advised by any one.
7 Mr. Pocket did not object to this arrangement, but urged that before any step could possibly be taken in it, it must be submitted to my guardian.
8 It fell out as Wemmick had told me it would, that I had an early opportunity of comparing my guardian's establishment with that of his cashier and clerk.
9 She set the dish on, touched my guardian quietly on the arm with a finger to notify that dinner was ready, and vanished.
10 We took our seats at the round table, and my guardian kept Drummle on one side of him, while Startop sat on the other.
11 Dinner went off gayly, and although my guardian seemed to follow rather than originate subjects, I knew that he wrenched the weakest part of our dispositions out of us.
12 As the door was not yet shut, I thought I would leave Herbert there for a moment, and run up stairs again to say a word to my guardian.
13 No, no," my guardian assented; "don't have too much to do with him.
14 At last we went back into the house, and there I heard, with surprise, that my guardian had come down to see Miss Havisham on business, and would come back to dinner.
15 As I drew her down into her chair, I was conscious of a scent that I knew, and turning, saw my guardian in the room.