This person is the narrator of the book and is a young, single, middle-class man living in London.
This character is a bank clerk who works on Saturdays. It is this person's idea to take the river trip.
This person is a young single character with a fondness for drink. At one point, this person manages to get fairly drunk one night and imagines being attacked by swans.
This character is another's rat terrier.
This character is the housekeeper for three young men in London.
This person is another's uncle who turns the smallest task into a major endeavor requiring the help of everyone in the household.
Two Well-dressed Sisters
These characters accompany several others on a boat outing dressed in boating costumes that are designed for appearance and not practicality. They are afraid to get any water or dirt...
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