Three Men in a boat
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"Harris said he felt such extraordinary fits of giddiness come over him at times, that he hardly knew what he was doing."
This is the only reference I could find that matched up with your question. I continue to look for a description of a tantrum. Did you have a specific chapter for this question?
Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)