Study Guide

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 3, Chapter 3

By Laurence Sterne

Book 3, Chapter 3

  • In 1718, when this incident took place, it was harder than usual to get something out of your opposite coat pocket. Think of it as a battle with your outerwear.
  • Mr. Shandy's efforts remind Toby of Namur, and he's just about to send for Trim when Mr. Shandy's face turns red. Toby dismounts. Wait, Tristram's reader interrupts, he was on a horse?