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

why was george upset with Mrs. Gippins? Was he right being upset?

chapter 11

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George was upset because his watch wasn't working properly, and he believed that Mrs. Gippins had not only failed to wake him up, but had also been lax in her duties. No, he wasn't right to be upset....

"In the sitting-room, all was dark and silent: there was no fire, no breakfast. George said it was a wicked shame of Mrs. G., and he made up his mind to tell her what he thought of her when he came home in the evening. Then he dashed on his great-coat and hat, and, seizing his umbrella, made for the front door. The door was not even unbolted. George anathematized Mrs. G. for a lazy old woman, and thought it was very strange that people could not get up at a decent, respectable time, unlocked and unbolted the door, and ran out."


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