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

why is george given the responsibility of towing the boat?


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George has done it before and has strong views on it. Since George has been away from the boat all day, Harris and J. assign him to untangle the tow-line while they make tea.Over tea, George tells a story about seeing a couple distracted as they towed their boat from land. Sneakily, he tied his boat to their tow-line, thus tricking the couple into dragging the wrong boat for several miles. J. recounts a similar story, about a group of men whose boat ran aground because they were distracted. However, he argues that girls are the worst towers of all because they are so flighty and distractible.