Putting fish into the post office
Siren118
In Charles Dicken's "Great Expectations" in the phrase " I have an impending engagement", said I, glancing at Wemmick, who was putting fish into the post office, "that renders me..."
What does "putting fish into the post office" mean??

Thanks!

AtoZ
At a guess, since they were at dinner, Wemmick was simply putting fish into his mouth.

Post office boxes of the time in London had a large open horizontal slot which looked not unlike a mouth

Later in the chapter, describing Wemmick, is found: "As to the quantity of wine, his post-office was as indifferent and ready as any other post-office for its quantity of letters."

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