What was Magwitch and Compeyson both sentenced to ?

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In the Charles Dickens’ novel, “Great Expectations ,” Magwitch is a convict who frightens the young boy, Pip, into providing him with food after he escapes the hulks (prison ship). Later, when Magwitch visits Pip in London in order to reveal the fact that he is Pip’s secret benefactor, he begins to relate the story which explains how...

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