Book 3 Chapter 8 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.
So, even though Tom was 18 years old a few chapters ago, we're now "above half a year" after the incident with the gamekeeper and the neighboring squire. I guess that Fielding really isn't all that keen on his chronology, after all.
This short chapter continues the story of Tom's selflessness toward his friends, supporting Black George the gamekeeper and his family by selling the little horse that Allworthy gave to him. We once again see Thwackum's utter lack of human decency, as well.