"My sister, Mrs.Joe, With black hair and eyes, had such a prevailing redness of skin..."
"Tickler was wax-ended piece of cane, worn smooth by collision with my tickled frame."
"When I reached home, my sister was very curious to know all about Miss Havisham's, and asked a number of questions."
"It was not very polite to herself, I thought, to imply that I should be told lies by her, even if I did ask questions. But she never was polite unless, there was company."
"... a great reputation with herself and the neighbours because she had brought me up 'by hand.' Having at that time top find out for myself what the expression meant, and knowing her to have a hand and heavy hand, and to be much in the habit of laying it upon her husband as well as upon me,..
" 'Churchyard!' repeated my sister.' If it warn't for me you'd have been to the churchyard long ago, and stayed there. Who brought you by hand"