Book 8 Chapter 3 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.

Here we have a chapter that is sure to be shocking and alienating to a modern audience: the surgeon returns to the inn, and upon learning that Tom isn't as rich as he thought, he decides that Tom isn't worth treating and leaves him to die.

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AuthorMark Turetsky