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Toby tells Trim that Mrs. Wadman isn't going to be offended, and Trim begins to tell the story of his brother Tom proposing to the Jew's widow, who owned a sausage shop.
Of course, that marriage didn't end well: Tom ended up in the Inquisition. Trim waves his cane in the air when he talks about the freedom of singlehood, and Tristram draws a little scribble so we know what it looks like.
Toby pauses at the door and looks back at his own little cottage.