From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
Yes, there's a chapter missing—TS tore it out, because the book is better without it. It was going to be a description of Mr. Shandy, Toby, Yorick, Trim, and Obadiah all heading off down the road, but the chapter was so good that it made every other chapter look bad by comparison. You'll never know what you're missing.