Book 8 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 chapter involves the innkeeper playing a game of flattery and cold reading in order to elicit a fat tip from Tom Jones. She tells him how great he is, how great Sophia is, and basically agrees to everything he says. Until, that is, Tom reveals that he has no money, at which point she leaves his room and tells him to ask someone else if he needs anything.

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AuthorMark Turetsky