Title: Three Men In A Boat
Main Characters: Harris, George, Montmorency
Description Of One Of The Main Characters: Harris is the funniest of all three men and he is the only one who is not pleased with any work except his own. He misses the boat in the dark. H e once tries to cook for his friends using a sack full of vegetables. He once falls into river Thames while cooking. He tries to speak in monotone forever.
Whom I like and Why: I like all the characters. The whole story is funny and all the three men play a very good part in it.
Setting/Theme Of The Story: Three unintelligible men decide to travel in a boat in search of rest and a change of scene.They head up to river Thames.They pass through the glinting barges, the wooded towpath and the trim-kept villas on either side. They fall inside the Thames and loose their boat many times in a day.They become tired. They realise life out on a boat is a far more appalling alternative for a change of scene.
Part I Enjoyed The most: I enjoyed the part when Harris is compared to Uncle Podger as he is ready to take the burden of everything himself and put it on the backs of other people. He says:
"Now, you get a bit of paper and write down, and you get the grocery catalougue, George, and somebody give me a bit of pencil, and then I will make out a list."
Different Ending: The three men think that life on a boat is always amusing. They start to go boating every weekend and find it easier than it had been. They get used. They are perfectly convinced about the amount of rest they get and the change of scenery. River Thames becomes their favourite forever.