Great Expectations Chapter 11 Page 32

shall be done, and which will be the finished curse upon him, — so much the better if it is done on this day!”

She stood looking at the table as if she stood looking at her own figure lying there.

I remained quiet. Estella returned, and she too remained quiet. It seemed to me that we continued thus for a long time. In the heavy air of the room, and the heavy darkness that brooded in its remoter corners, I even had an alarming fancy that Estella and I might presently begin to decay.

At length, not coming out of her distraught state by degrees, but in an instant, Miss Havisham said, “Let me see you two play cards; why have you not begun?” With that, we returned to her room, and sat down as before; I