• Pip is an orphan who lives with his sister and her husband, Joe the blacksmith. Pip meets an escaped convict on the marshes and promises to bring him food and a file because he feels pity.
• Pip's sister is 20 years older than Pip, and is cruel, caning him with a stick she calls the Tickler. Joe, however, is very kind and devoted to Pip.
• While Mrs. Joe is questioning Pip about where he has been, they hear guns on the marshes and learn that another convict has escaped from the prisoner ships.
• Pip steals some cheese, bread, mincemeat, a pork pie, and some brandy, and he gets a file from the forge. Then he runs to give them to the convict.
• As Pip runs to deliver the goods to the convict, he sees a younger convict with a bruised face who tries to take a swing at Pip. He runs...
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