Book 16 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.
In this chapter, Lady Bellaston plots Tom's downfall. First, she conspires with Lord Fellamar to have Tom pressganged and sent off to sea. Then, she conspires with Lady Western to marry Sophia to Lord Fellamar.