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

describe the three friends attempt at packing

class 9 english lrt three men in a boat chapter 4


Asked by
Last updated by Aslan
Answers 1
Add Yours

It's pretty chaotic considering the things they thought they had packed and then re-packed again to make sure. They found each other's stuff in their bags and quarrelled over who had what,

"My tooth-brush is a thing that haunts me when I’m travelling, and makes my life a misery. I dream that I haven’t packed it, and wake up in a cold perspiration, and get out of bed and hunt for it. And, in the morning, I pack it before I have used it, and have to unpack again to get it, and it is always the last thing I turn out of the bag; and then I repack and forget it, and have to rush upstairs for it at the last moment and carry it to the railway station, wrapped up in my pocket-handkerchief.

Of course I had to turn every mortal thing out now, and, of course, I could not find it. I rummaged the things up into much the same state that they must have been before the world was created, and when chaos reigned. Of course, I found George’s and Harris’s eighteen times over, but I couldn’t find my own. I put the things back one by one, and held everything up and shook it. Then I found it inside a boot. I repacked once more."