Book 11 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 week, we pick Sophia's story after leaving Upton, with a mysterious pursuer. She's relieved to discover that it's another lady and her maid who are chasing her, and even moreso when she discovers that it's Mrs. Fitzpatrick, who is Sophia's cousin. They arrive at yet another inn, whose innkeeper fancies himself the smartest man around. He believes he's sussed out who the mysterious ladies are, and that they're Jacobites. By the end of the chapter, he's decided that she must be Jenny Cameron herself, a folk hero Jacobite supporter who may well be a composite of several different women.

AuthorMark Turetsky