Book 8 Chapter 8 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 sees Tom and Little Benjamin arriving at a new inn, where we discover that Tom already has a bad reputation, and it's spreading. A local lawyer tells the innkeepers, who are generally good people, a highly twisted version of Tom's story, which results in Tom's previously warm reception becoming less than friendly. Tom takes this as an affront and leaves, over Little Benjamin's protests.

AuthorMark Turetsky