Great Expectations Chapter 12 Page 2

officers of the County Jail should pounce upon me. The pale young gentleman's nose had stained my trousers, and I tried to wash out that evidence of my guilt in the dead of night. I had cut my knuckles against the pale young gentleman's teeth, and I twisted my imagination into a thousand tangles, as I devised incredible ways of accounting for that damnatory circumstance when I should be haled before the Judges.

When the day came round for my return to the scene of the deed of violence, my terrors reached their height.

Whether myrmidons of Justice, specially sent down from London, would be lying in ambush behind the gate; — whether Miss Havisham, preferring to take personal vengeance for an outrage done to her house, might rise in those grave-clothes of