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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 3, Chapter 41

By Laurence Sterne

Book 3, Chapter 41

  • Mr. Shandy is all torn up about the fact that truth is so difficult to make out.
  • This brings Toby back to his favorite topic—fortifications! Mr. Shandy has a brief moment of rage, but Toby doesn't really care. He thinks that noses are different because God intends it to be so. Budding scientist Mr. Shandy needs it to be a little more complicated than that.