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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 7, Chapter 24

By Laurence Sterne

Book 7, Chapter 24

  • Finally, the novice gets it together. She remembers that there are two words that will make any mule or horse go. But, she warns the Abbess, they're N-A-U-G-H-T-Y. She'll have to whisper them.
  • But how can Tristram say them?