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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 8, Chapter 8

By Laurence Sterne

Book 8, Chapter 8

  • When Uncle Toby and Trim first came to Shandy Hall after Toby's injury, they had to stay at Mrs. Wadman's until Trim was able to build a bed at Toby's house. Mrs. Wadman started to get the hots for Toby, which is always what happens when a man enters a woman's house. She starts to view him like one of her possessions.