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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 5, Chapter 21

By Laurence Sterne

Book 5, Chapter 21

  • Trim and Toby are bickering over who should take the blame. Predictable Toby lists military precedent to explain why Trim had to obey orders, and he and Trim work themselves up so much that Yorick jumps ship.