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Chapter IMy father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, myinfant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicitthan Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.I give Pirrip as my father's family name, on the authority of histombstone and my sister, --Mrs. Joe Gargery, who married the blacksmith.As I never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any likenessof either of them (for their days were long before the days ofphotographs), my first fancies regarding what they were like wereunreasonably derived from their tombstones. The shape of the letters onmy father's, gave me an odd idea that he was a square, stout, dark man, with curly black hair. From the character and turn of the inscriptio.