Fridays with the Foundling

Tom Jones Original CoverSo, we left Partridge and Tom seeking shelter in a stranger's home—The Man on the Hill (I kept mentally substituting "The Fool on the Hill" from Magical Mystery Tour, which made this difficult). We're told he has an interesting life (the fact that he's known by a title and not a name is a tip-off).


So, for reasons I'm hoping I'll understand eventually, Fielding treats us to five chapters of this guy telling his life story. It's an interesting tale, frequently interrupted by Partridge being amusing (and a little annoying). Tom draws some parallels between TMotH's life and his own, which may lead to some introspection and maturity.


But, let's be serious, it probably won't.