Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog - Chapters 2-3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 2-3 Summary

The three friends decide they will leave the following Saturday from Kingston, with Harris and J. meeting George there after he finishes his day at the bank where he works.

The next question they ask themselves is whether to camp out or sleep at inns. George and J. are in favor of camping, and the narrator describes an idyllic scene of sleeping in the open air as the sun sets, along a river bank under a shimmering moon. Harris interrupts his vision by asking what happens when it rains. J. admits this is a practical consideration, and his tone changes as he describes trying to put up a wet canvas tent while the pouring rain soaks all the food and clothing. They compromise and decide they will sleep outside when it is nice, and at inns when it is not. Congratulating themselves on such a...

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