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.