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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

by Laurence Sterne

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 3, Chapter 31 Summary

  • Tristram's great-grandfather threw a hissy fit about the size of his great- grandmother's jointure (that's the money left to her after her husband dies). He thinks her request is ridiculous. Ever the wise woman, great-grandma insists that it is appropriate compensation because he has a small nose.
  • But Tristram wants to clear one little thing up. When he says nose, he really does mean nose. It's absolutely not a dirty joke, so don't go there. Don't even think about it. (Anyone thinking about it?)

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