My Family and Other Animals - Part I: Chapter 1, The Unsuspected Isle Summary & Analysis

Gerald Durrell
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Part I: Chapter 1, The Unsuspected Isle Summary and Analysis

Gerald's family arrives on the island of Corfu unceremoniously despite Larry's attempts at "gracious majesty." Roger drags Mrs. Durrell off the boat and to the nearest lamppost. Roger will not be induced to leave until he is relieved despite Larry's insistence he be pulled away claiming the dog has been a problem since the beginning of the trip. Margo suggests Roger is suffering the same stomach ailment Larry suffered in Naples.

When Roger is finished, a disheveled Mrs. Durrell walks him to the carriage but cannot induce him to get in. The entire family gets involved pushing and pulling the animal into the cab. The dog scares the horses who then bolt a few feet tossing everyone into the cab in a pile. Gerald's family attempt to right themselves and portray...

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