During the visit - Duringthevisit,, withMr.Peggotty,....

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During the visit, which lasts for more than two weeks, Steerforth spends a great deal of time boating  with Mr. Peggotty, while David visits his old home at Blunderstone. The old neighbors have moved  and his parents' graves have been cared for by Peggotty; David feels "a singular jumble of sadness  and pleasure" about his early years here. One evening, David is surprised to find Steerforth in a despondent mood. He does not tell David  what is bothering him, but says only that he wishes "with all my soul I could guide myself better." The  mood is only momentary, however, and he soon improves his spirits and tells David that he has  bought a used boat, renaming it the  Little Em'ly.  Mr. Peggotty will be the "captain" in Steerforth's  absence. David believes this to be evidence of his friend's charity toward Mr. Peggotty. Later, Steerforth's austere and respectable servant, Littimer, arrives with a letter from Steerforth's 
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