Pip meets a suspicious man in leg irons, by the side of the river. The man informs Pip his young apprentice, wants to cut him open. He expresses that he wants “wittles” and a file. Pip gets scared and turns submissive. They arrange to meet the next day. Pip goes home and has dinner with his sister. He steals the bread and slips it down his trouser leg. The following morning he creeps into the kitchen and steals more food. He then goes into his brother in laws forge and steals a file. Afterwards, he runs into the marshes to meet the convict.