In Great Expectations chapter 11, describe the gentleman Pip meets on the stairs.

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In chapter 11, Pip is visiting Miss Havisham. When on the stairs, Pip encounters a man who is described as "burly" and as having "an exceedingly dark complexion." This man has very large hands and a very large head, and he is bald on the crown of his head. He also is described as having very bushy black eyebrows that stick up and as having dark, sunken, untrusting eyes. His face is marked by black dots where he has attempted to shave his beard and whiskers. This man grabs Pip's chin and turns his face up toward him to get a good look at Pip, and he tells Pip to behave while biting his own giant forefinger. Pip is very glad when this dark stranger releases him, as the man's hands smell like soap that has a scent to it.

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Pip meets many unknown characters during the course of this chapter and the one preceding it. This particular gentleman on the stair scares Pip because of his large stature. Pip describes him as

a burly man of exceedingly dark complexion.

This man evaluated Pip immediately as if he was a professional at sizing up young boys. The man encourages Pip to behave.

Pip further describes the man as having eyes set back into his head, being prematurely bald, having bushy eyebrows, and having a 5 'o clock shadow ready to appear in his beard. He thought this man was suspicious and "disagreeably sharp."

Pip never at this point learns of this man's identity, and the man just goes away.

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