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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 7, Chapter 29

By Laurence Sterne

Book 7, Chapter 29

  • Really, Tristram is glad about the accident, because now he can travel to Avignon by water and then quickly jet down the Rhine into Vienna. Just at that moment, a man offers to buy the carriage.
  • Here, Tristram interrupts himself to address Jenny, who whispers into his ear. He laments that Fortune has sent him lots of little accidents rather than really big ones, because the really big ones are easier to handle.