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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 27 Summary

  • After taking it all in, Mr. Shandy quickly walks out and returns not with bandages but with a few massive books. Mrs. Shandy assumes they're herbals, but they're actually treatises on circumcision. He reads and concludes that, if the Egyptions, Syrians, Phoenicians, Arabians, Capadocians, Colchi, Troglodytes, Solon, and Pythagoras all willingly endured circumcision, why should he worry about Tristram?

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