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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 2, Chapter 4

By Laurence Sterne

Book 2, Chapter 4

  • Good 'ole Toby finally has his hobby-horse. Tristram explains why he stopped the last chapter in the middle of a story: he had written something so great that anything else would have been boring.
  • At the end of the third year, Toby gets fed up with projectiles and starts studying fortification. His wound also improves, and he chafes under his confinement because …