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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 9, Chapter 7

By Laurence Sterne

Book 9, Chapter 7

  • Tom finds the widow and sits down. She makes sausages, and he praises her work. He begins to help her (in a really sexual way): he takes "hold of the ring of the sausage whilst she stroked the forced meat down with her hand" (9.7.6) and that sort of thing. Finally, she agrees to marry him.