Book 6 Chapter 11 of Tom Jones.
This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones over the course of four years.
This chapter details Tom's leaving Squire Allworthy's home. He stops at a stream and proceeds to roll around on the floor in transports of agony. In doing so, he loses all the possessions in his pockets, including the 500 pounds that Allworthy gave him. Luckily for Tom, George Seagrim shows up, and, true to George's nature, George finds Tom's possessions and keeps them for himself, despite pretending to help Tom find them. Of course, being a good friend, George agrees to deliver to Sophia a letter Tom writes. George then receives a letter from Mrs. Honour, Sophia's maid, where Sophia pledges not to marry any other man but Tom.