Pip, an orphan who is about seven years old, encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard, while visiting the graves of his parents and siblings.
The convict scares Pip into stealing food and a file.
Early on Christmas morning Pip returns with the file, a pie and brandy.
Joe relays a message from Miss Havisham that Estella will be at Satis House for a visit.
Pip returns there to meet Estella and is encouraged by Miss Havisham, but he avoids visiting Joe.
He tells Pip how Miss Havisham was jilted by her fiancé.