Book 8 Chapter 9 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.

Now that they've left the comfort of the inn, Tom and Partridge are once again on the road, but it's night, and it's cold, and Partridge is miserable. While Partridge complains about the cold, Tom muses about love and about the moon. We also discover that Partridge is a Jacobite, and that he had assumed Tom was looking to join up with them, rather than looking to help put down the rebellion. Once he discovers this, Partridge decides it's better to keep such things to himself.

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