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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 8, Chapter 9

By Laurence Sterne

Book 8, Chapter 9

  • Widow Wadman had very long nightgowns. Every night before bed, her servant Bridget pins up the extra around Mrs. Wadman's feet. On the third night that Toby is staying in her house, she kicks the pin out and becomes a sexy love goddess. That's how you know she really likes him.