Great Expectations Part 3, Chapter 54 and 55 Summary and Analysis

Charles Dickens

Part 3, Chapter 54 and 55 Summary and Analysis

New Character
Jack: man at the public house where Pip, Provis, Startop, and Herbert stay the night before they try to board the steamer

Summary
The day has finally come when Pip will try to get Provis out of London to safety. Pip packs only what is necessary because his thoughts are not upon himself but on the welfare of Provis. There are two steamers leaving London on Thursday morning. It is decided that if they miss the first one, they will catch the second.

Pip, Startop, and Herbert begin rowing on Wednesday morning. As they row near Mill Pond Bank, Provis joins them in the boat. The little band of rescuers travel all day and into the night. As night...

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