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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
by Laurence Sterne
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 3, Chapter 13 Summary

  • Susannah finally gets a word in edgewise—upstairs is sheer chaos, and Dr. Slop should immediately go see the midwife.
  • (At this point, half the company looks like they've been through battle: Susannah's cut her arm, the midwife's bruised her hip, and Dr. Slop's thumb is sliced to the bone.)
  • Dr. Slop's an ornery fellow, so he's not having it. The midwife should come to him. If it weren't for the subordination of fingers and thumbs to ****** …
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