Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

Describe the beauty of the village at Sonning.

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"The river up to Sonning winds in and out through many islands, and is very placid, hushed, and lonely. Few folk, except at twilight, a pair or two of rustic lovers, walk along its banks."


"It is the most fairy-like little nook on the whole river. It is more like a stage village than one built of bricks and mortar. Every house is smothered in roses, and now, in early June, they were bursting forth in clouds of dainty splendour. If you stop at Sonning, put up at the " Bull," behind the church. It is a veritable picture of an old country inn, with green, square courtyard in front, where, on seats beneath the trees, the old men group of an evening to drink their ale and gossip over village politics ; with low, quaint rooms and latticed windows, and awkward stairs and winding passages."




Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)