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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 3, Chapter 9

By Laurence Sterne

Book 3, Chapter 9

  • Dr. Slop, who only just realized that Obadiah had returned with the bag, thinks—like Tristram—that Mrs. Shandy might give birth before he untangles the bag. A sudden commotion upstairs makes him hurry.