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Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

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In chapters 36 to 48 of Great Expectations, what is the first thing that Pip does with his yearly allowance?

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Well, within these chapters the first thing that Pip does with his yearly allowance (since he has turned 21 and now handles his money affairs himself) is to set up a job and partnership for Herbert. Pip goes to Walworth to meet with Wemmick and arranges through Wemmick that Herbert will become the partner of a young merchant in exchange for Pip's giving the merchant 250 pounds and regular payments. It will remain a secret that Pip is the one financing the arrangement.

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