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

describe the mess that Uncle Podger created while hanging the picture on the wall

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J.'s accident-prone uncle, who is deceased. J. compares Harris to Uncle Podger because both of them have difficulty performing basic tasks without making mistakes.Uncle Podger was unable (or unwilling) to tackle a task alone. He would send everyone off to do his bidding, make a mess of things, and blame it on everyone else. Then it would start all over again, with everyone at his back and call. This would go on for quite awhile, and each time there would be a mistake, and each time someone else would step up to help. In the end, Uncle Podger would cite how easily things were done, and his wife would comment that she'd stay with her mother during the next project..... a comedy of errors.

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Uncle podger involves all the children for hanging a single picture.

First of all he asks for ladder and then for nails and hammer.Then he could not find the mid point of the wall and hits himself with the hammer.Then after some time he found the mid point and hangs the picture.After that the wall was looking so dirty and was so much damaged too.He could not do a single work properly and harris is similar to him.

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