Book 17 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, Sophia receives another unwelcome visit from Lord Fellamar, whom she once again rejects (and with good reason). However, behind the scenes, we learn that one of Aunt Western's servants, Betty, has been spying on Sophia, and has reported the receipt of Tom's letter. This leads Aunt Western to give up on Sophia entirely and pledge to return her to her father the next day.

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