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What did Herbert decide to call Pip?

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What did Herbert decide to call Pip?

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The two first meet when they are little boys at Miss Havisham’s house. Herbert challenges Pip to a gentlemanly fight which Pip easily wins. Pip eventually moves to London. In Jagger, the solicitor’s office, Pip is introduced to his tutor, Matthew Pocket, and his son, Herbert Pocket, a poor gentleman who wants to become a merchant. Herbert quickly nicknames Pip "Handel" because he remembers Georg Handel's work The Harmonious Blacksmith, a reference to Pip's former profession.

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Pip tells Herbert he is a blacksmith by trade so Herbert nicknames Pip "Handel" after Georg Handel's work The Harmonious Blacksmith.

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