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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 9, Chapter 31

By Laurence Sterne

Book 9, Chapter 31

  • One evening, Toby asks Trim to help him make a list of Mrs. Wadman's virtues. They begin with "Humanity."
  • Toby says, as proof, that Mrs. Wadman asks all the time about his wound. Trim explains why Mrs. Wadman wants to know about his wound, and Toby whistles quietly. "Let's go see my brother," he says.