The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
by Laurence Sterne
Obadiah Timeline and Summary
- Obadiah announces that Mrs. Shandy is in labor.
- He runs to get the doctor and ends up running into the doctor.
- While racing back with the doctor's bag of instruments, he ties the bag so tightly that Dr. Slop can't open it.
- Obadiah announces to the servants in the kitchen that Bobby has died and then edifies them with a moving sermon about death.
- He tells Mr. Shandy that Tristram has been circumcised.
- Along with everyone else, Obadiah goes to Europe with Tristram.
- Finally, Obadiah complains that Mr. Shandy's bull isn't working the way it should.