Pip returns there to meet Estella and is encouraged by Miss Havisham, but he avoids visiting Joe.He is disquieted to see Orlick now in service to Miss Havisham.
Pip meets fellow pupils, Bentley Drummle, a brute of a man from a wealthy noble family, and Startop, who is agreeable. When Joe visits Pip at Barnard's Inn, Pip is ashamed of him.
Joe relays a message from Miss Havisham that Estella will be at Satis House for a visit.
Joe's surly assistant, Dolge Orlick, is envious of Pip and dislikes Mrs Joe. Pip's former schoolmate Biddy joins the household to help with her care.
When Pip and Joe are away from the house, Mrs Joe is brutally attacked, leaving her unable to speak or do her work. Four years into Pip's apprenticeship, Mr Jaggers, a lawyer, tells him that he has been provided with money from an anonymous benefactor, so that he can become a gentleman.
The convict scares Pip into stealing food and a file.
Early on Christmas morning Pip returns with the file, a pie and brandy, though he fears that he will be punished.
Pip visits Miss Havisham regularly, until he is old enough to learn a trade.
Joe accompanies Pip for the last visit, when she gives the money for Pip to be bound as apprentice blacksmith.
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.
Pip now lives with his abusive elder sister and her kind husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith.