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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 4, Chapter 21 Summary

  • Francis the First of France wants Switzerland to be the godmother to his next child, and they agree—but they insist on naming the child.
  • The name they've chosen is "Shadrach, Meschech, and Abed-nego" (three guys saved from burning to death by the power of God in the Hebrew Bible Book of Daniel). Yep, that's one name.
  • Hating the name, and unable to think of a way out of the situation, King Francis swears he'll go to war with them.

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