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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 5, Chapter 38

By Laurence Sterne

Book 5, Chapter 38

  • He says that the whole time they were in the camp they had a burning fever and a raging thirst, which protected them against moisture. Trim kept the fever going by giving them hot wine and spices, which burned out the moisture.
  • Yorick then turns to Trim and asks what he thinks is really going on with this heat and moisture business.