The servant is a young boy who is unskilled and basically useless, but who has to be dressed expensively and paid. They had not enjoyed themselves a quarter so much before the entertainment was brightened with the excitement he furnished. I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong. In the story pip is compared to a Matthew pocket. Matthew Pocket: Pocket is Pip's frazzled, but kind-hearted tutor.