Pip takes the money he receives at the age of 21 and invests it in Herbert. He pays Clerriker (a man looking for a partner) and has Herbert placed there with Clerriker. Pip will continue to make payments to keep up the secret. Eventually, Clerriker tells Herbert that Pip created that situation for Herbert's success. But this is years down the road. As soon as Clerriker contacts Herbert for the first time, Herbert shares that with Pip, and Pip keeps his involvement secret. It's the first time he's ever put his expectations to good use. He feels very pleased that it will help Herbert in the long run.