Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary

The men wake up and have a plain breakfast. They decide they will start out rowing the boat rather than tow it, and begin to quarrel about which two should pull the oars and which should sit and steer. In a boat, J. remarks, each person imagines he has done more work than anyone else.

J. gives a synopsis of the three men's various experience with boats. He himself became attracted to them at a young age, sometimes getting in trouble when he would steal material to make rafts. George had begin boating as a teenager, as many other young men had. Harris had more experience rowing on the sea, which J. finds too difficult.

J. also relates some humorous stories about boating. He is on a punt with another young man, who is propelling the boat by punting it with a long pole, which is stuck...

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