Book 9 Chapter 3 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.

Tom and the woman arrive at an inn in Upton, but are no sooner arrived than they get assaulted by the innkeeper and his wife, who are trying to maintain as decent an establishment as possible. Considering Tom has arrived with a topless woman, they have their suspicions about what's going on. The fight is described in Fielding's trademarked mock epic style, with the goddesses Victory and Fortune both arriving to lend a hand. However, the fight gets cut short by the arrival of a woman and her servant arriving at the inn in cognito, while Tom and Partridge recover from the fight.

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