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

Was the Author a nature lover? Give instances.

How can you say that the author was a man who loved nature? Give instances to prove this.

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I think Jerome comes to appreciate nature more than he had before. Early in the book, the men decide to take a river trip because they believe that nature’s calmness and beauty will give them an escape from the stress of living in London. To some extent, this is true – the men do seem to forget their hypochondria when they are on the river, and they enjoy many calm moments. Consider Jerome's vivid description of a peaceful night,

"And we sit there, by its margin, while the moon, who loves it too, stoops down to kiss it with a sister’s kiss, and throws her silver arms around it clingingly; and we watch it as it flows..." pg 18