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by Charles Dickens

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Why does Pip want to become a frog or an eel?

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It's not Pip who says he wants to become a frog or an eel, but Abel Magwitch. He says it right after a frightened Pip bids him goodnight in the churchyard where they first meet. The escaped convict is practically freezing to death out there on the cold Romney Marshes. Although Pip will soon be able to fetch him some food, drink, and a file to help Magwitch cut off his leg iron, he won't...

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