Why was the stranger quite happy to learn that Joe Gargery was a blacksmith?
The stranger in question is the former escaped convict Abel Magwitch in disguise. He's rocked up at the local tavern in search of young Pip, on whom he will eventually settle a large portion of his fortune. Magwitch doesn't know this part of the world that well, but he does know that young Pip lives with a blacksmith by the name of Joe Gargery. That's why he's so glad to make...
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