Book 5 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.

Another epic fistfight this week! No, there's no disinterment of a fresh grave and no use of bones as clubs. Just good ol' fashioned fisticuffs. Thwackum and Blifil gang up on Tom. Tom takes out Bilfil early, and applies himself to the side of beef that is Thwackum. Thwackum tires Tom out, and pretty soon it's back to two on one! Then Squire Western shows up and totally evens the odds!!! Okay, Fielding himself says it's much easier to watch a fight than to read one or describe one. Suffice it to say, Western helps Tom out to victory.

AuthorMark Turetsky