Joseph Andrews Book 2, Chapters 14-15
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Book 2, Chapters 14-15
- Adams saunters on up to Parson Trulliber's house to ask if he has some spare cash.
- Now, Parson Trulliber is more of a hog farmer than a parson.
- Trulliber thinks Adams is there to buy a hog, which is totally okay with him. He encourages Adams to check out the hogs more closely.
- Totally confused, Adams takes hold of a pig's tail. That's a mistake, because the pig throws him in the mire.
- Trulliber thinks this is hilarious. But when Adams tells him that he needs to borrow some moolah, the joke gets less funny.
- Trulliber says no way, José.
- Adams really lets loose on Trulliber. He says Trulliber's no Christian, since he's not charitable. Burn.
- Them's fighting words to Trulliber, who tells Adams to get off his property.
- Adams is forced to return to Fanny and Joseph with zero cash.
- Weirdly enough, the hostess tells them to be on their merry way. After all, she thinks Adams is Trulliber's brother (not his brother in the clergy).
- Trulliber has such good credit that she'll let them off the hook.
- Whoops. Adams forgot his hat and topcoat at Trulliber's house.
- The hostess good-naturedly agrees to pick them up, only to find that Trulliber is not Adams's brother.
- A poor peddler hanging around happens to see the dilemma. He pays for the group without batting an eyelash.