"“Then,” said I, “after all, stopping short here, never taking another penny from him, think what I owe him already!..."
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Pip learns that his mysterious benefactor is not Miss Havisham, as she led him to believe. Instead, it is Abel Magwitch—the terrifying convict Pip helped when he was a small child. Though Pip appears to live the life of a gentleman, his fortune is rooted in criminality. Money and easy living, then, are not the only requirements of leading a gentlemanly life.