Book 8 Chapter 12 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.
In this week's chapter, the Old Man of the Mountain continues his story. He is now penniless, but has won his trial, and leaves Oxford for London. When he arrives there, he encounters Mr. Watson, who quickly embroils him in the world of gambling and card sharping.