Estella


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Estella

trained by Miss Havisham to take advantage of men. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
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"Call Estella," she repeated, flashing a look at me.
To stand in the dark in a mysterious passage of an unknown house, bawling Estella to a scornful young lady neither visible nor responsive, and feeling it a dreadful liberty so to roar out her name, was almost as bad as playing to order.
"What do you play, boy?" asked Estella of myself, with the greatest disdain.
"Beggar him," said Miss Havisham to Estella. So we sat down to cards.
As Estella dealt the cards, I glanced at the dressing-table again, and saw that the shoe upon it, once white, now yellow, had never been worn.
"He calls the knaves, Jacks, this boy!" said Estella with disdain, before our first game was out.
I played the game to an end with Estella, and she beggared me.
"You are to wait here, you boy," said Estella; and disappeared and closed the door.
Behind the furthest end of the brewery, was a rank garden with an old wall: not so high but that I could struggle up and hold on long enough to look over it, and see that the rank garden was the garden of the house, and that it was overgrown with tangled weeds, but that there was a track upon the green and yellow paths, as if some one sometimes walked there, and that Estella was walking away from me even then.
Even with those aids, I might not have come to myself as soon as I did, but that I saw Estella approaching with the keys, to let me out.
They were reunited again over a cup of coffee on a hole-in-the-wall opposite a gym, where they brainstormed about the next big steps to their health progress, hence the impetus to start their own business, Estella Athletica, an athletic wear for fearless women.