Book 11 Chapter 6 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.

In this chapter, the innkeeper interrupts Mrs. Fitzpatrick's storytelling to let on that he knows who Sophia is, and that he won't be turning her in for a reward. Of course, he thinks that she's Jenny Cameron, the Jacobite heroin, and Sophia thinks that he means that her father has agents nearby who are searching for her. He then informs her of some more good news, that the French have invaded England in force. Of course, Sophia doesn't quite know how to take this, and so largely ignores what he says, and decides to move on as soon as possible.

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AuthorMark Turetsky