Study Guide

Tom Jones Book 11, Chapter 3

By Henry Fielding

Book 11, Chapter 3

A Very Short Chapter, In Which However Is a Sun, a Moon, a Star, and an Angel

  • Sophia wakes after sunset from her nap.
  • Mrs. Fitzpatrick wakes up at the same time, and they both get dressed.
  • Mrs. Fitzpatrick is very pretty, but next to Sophia, she looks ordinary.
  • Sophia looks like the sun—an angel—everything shining and beautiful, in short.
  • Sophia and Mrs. Fitzpatrick have agreed to go together to London.
  • Sophia really wants to leave now and travel through the night.
  • Mrs. Fitzpatrick is afraid to travel at night and begs Sophia to wait until dawn.
  • So they pass the night at the inn.
  • And they use the opportunity to exchange life stories.