Mr. Pumblechook was in favor of a handsome premium for binding me apprentice to some genteel trade,—say, the corn and seed trade, for instance.
And you have reared the boy, with the intention of taking him for your apprentice; is that so, Mr. Gargery?
The Justices were sitting in the Town Hall near at hand, and we at once went over to have me bound apprentice to Joe in the Magisterial presence.
Now, Joseph Gargery, I am the bearer of an offer to relieve you of this young fellow your apprentice.
Then he asked me tenderly if I remembered our boyish games at sums, and how we had gone together to have me bound apprentice, and, in effect, how he had ever been my favorite fancy and my chosen friend?
"You have an apprentice," pursued the stranger, "commonly known as Pip?
There are no more uses of "apprentice" in the book.