Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog - Study Guide Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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J. give a brief history of Marlow, which he considers one of the most attractive river towns on their trip. They wake up early, and go to the river to bathe before breakfast. On their way back, Montmorency, their rat terrier, attacks a cat. J. muses on the mischievous nature of the rat terrier breed, telling a story of a time he witnessed an innocent-looking rat terrier belonging to a young woman start an enormous dog fight.

Montmorency charges after the cat, but instead of running, the cat simply waits for the dog to get close, then sits down and stares at it. J. imagines a conversation between the self-assured cat and the puzzled and slightly frightened dog, who stops in his tracks and begins to back away slowly.

After breakfast, the men resupply their food stores. Rather than have the shops deliver their purchase to the...

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