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by Charles Dickens

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Describe the Three Jolly Bargemen, The Blue Boar, and Little Britain of Great Expectations.

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These three locations figure differently into Pip's life.  The Jolly Bargeman is the "public house"  where Joe Gargery likes to go and smoke his pipe.  In Chapter X Pip goes there to meet Joe who is having a drink with Mr. Wopsle and a stranger.

He was a secret-looking man whom I had never seen before. His head was all on one side, and one of his eyes was half shut up, as if he were taking aim at something with an invisible gun. He had a pipe in his mouth, and he took it out, and, after slowly blowing all his smoke away and looking hard at me all the time, nodded. So, I nodded, and then he nodded again, and made room on the settle beside him that I might sit down there.

But, Pip slips in the seat next to Joe; however, he notices that the stranger rubs his leg in a familiar manner--like the convict.  Then, this man asks Joe several questions about his job and the area where they live.  Unexpectedly, he stirs his drink with a file, and Pip is greatly disturbed as it is the file which...

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