Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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In Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, what does Miss Havisham ask Pip and Estella to do?

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In Chapter VIII of Great Expectations, Miss Havisham wants Pip to "play." She explains to him:

“I sometimes have sick fancies,” she went on, “and I have a sick fancy that I want to see some play. There, there!” with an impatient movement of the fingers of her right hand; “play, play, play!”

Pip does not feel at all like playing in this strange house for the amusement of this strange woman, especially since she apparently does not care what he plays at as long as he plays. Eventually Miss Havisham calls Estalla and tells her to play with Pip.

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