Pip feels really guilty now. Not about stealing the food per say, but about not telling his best friend in the world, Joe Gargery, about what he had done. He decides it will be best never to tell Joe the full story, because he doesn’t want this hero of his to ever doubt his six-year-old integrity.
The action being over, Joe carries Pip home.
There’s still Christmas dinner to be had, but Pip is plum tuckered.
Joe relates to the guests the story of the fighting convicts and of the pilfered pork-pie.
Everyone is aghast. Mr. Pumblechook is all wet, but we’re not quite sure why. In any case, he’s warming his booty by the fire.
Mrs. Gargery pulls Pip up the stairs and makes him go to bed.