Book 9 Chapter 7 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 week's chapter ends off book IX, with a more thorough examination of the circumstances which led to Tom Jones finding Mrs. Waters. To put it shortly, she had been having an affair with Northerton, and Northerton believing he had murdered Jones and had nothing to lose, was attempting to escape to Wales, and attacked his traveling companion, Mrs. Waters, along the way.