Book 7 Chapter 2 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 is a fairly short chapter, in which Tom received a letter from Blifil, informing him that Allworthy wants nothing more to do with him, and that the best thing he could do would be to leave. Tom, realizing that, since all of his contacts in the world came through Allworthy, there's nobody else who might help him out. Tom makes the decision to go to sea.