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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 5, Chapter 17 Summary

  • No worries—the accident wasn't too bad. In fact, it happens to many men by choice rather than accident.
  • What happened was that the chamber-maid had forgotten to leave something under the bed, so Susannah suggested that Tristram does something that involves climbing up on the window-seat. But Susannah forgot that nothing was well-hung in the family, so down comes the window and off comes…
  • Susannah flees to Toby's house.
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