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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 6, Chapter 6

By Laurence Sterne

Book 6, Chapter 6

  • Bam. We get Le Fever's story.
  • About seven years after Toby had moved to Mr. Shandy's estate, he was sitting at dinner one night—and, by the way, the Corporal was sitting, too, because Toby made him out of consideration for his bum knee, except Trim would stand when Toby wasn't looking out of respect—when the landlord of the nearby inn came by to ask for some wine for a sick guest.
  • Toby is happy to give him some booze, but he starts to wonder about the sick guest. Trim says that the guest has a young son with him, and Toby thinks very hard. He wants to visit the guest, but, since the weather's bad, he sends the loyal Trim.