The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy - Volume 3 Summary & Analysis

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he story continues in the parlor where the gentlemen chat. Dr. Slop is angry with Obadiah, who has tied too-tight knots in the doctor's medicine bag in order to carry it safely back. The doctor unties the knots with a knife, but cuts his thumb in the process. Tristram then proceeds with the Doctor's lengthy abuse of Obadiah.

Once the bag is open, Susannah arrives to request the doctor's assistance upstairs. The request offends the Doctor, who feels the mid-wife should come to him. Just before he takes his leave, the Doctor tests his forceps on Toby's hand and takes off Toby's skin. Tristram's father is aghast, wondering aloud what damage that will be done to his son. Soon afterwards, the doctor leaves with Susannah and almost immediately Tristram's father and Toby fall asleep. At this point, Tristram takes time out from the...

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