Three Men in a Boat Class 9th-Chapter 4 Summary and Quick revision Notes English 

The next topic of discussion was food and George suggested to take a frying pan and a tea pot. They decided to take methylated spirit stove instead of oil stove because once oil had oozed out and spoiled everything by spreading down to the rudder and the river. They decided not to carry cheese because it gave strong smell.

Jerome told them story when he was asked by his friend to carry cheese from Liverpool to London. The horse of the cab get out of control due to odour of the cheese. The porter put a handkerchief on horse nose to control his speed. The people in the train vacated his cabin and even the wife of his friend hated the smell of the cheese that she did not keep it in her room. His friend finally buried them in on the beach.

Next day, they got a big Gladstone for the clothes, hampers for the food items and cooking utensils. They placed everything in a heap in the middle of the floor. Jerome said that the packing should be left entirely to him as he knew more about it and the two friends agreed. However, he felt irritated as others were doing nothing. Jerome finally finished packing. Harris told him that he forget to pack the boots which makes him irritated. George’s senseless laugh increases his irritation. Jerome unpacked everything not only because of boots but also he could not remembered if he had packed his toothbrush. Jerome finished the packing at 10:05 p.m.

George and Harris started packing of rest of the hampers and they were worst in packing. George started by breaking cup and stepped on the butter and Harris squashed the tomato. They became nervous and placed heavy things above the lighter things. A lot of disaster happened while packing. Harris sat on the butter which was on the chair. Montmorency put his foot in jam, pretended that lemons were rats and killed three before Harris hit him with a frying pan to get him out of the hamper. They finished by 12:50 a.m. at night and went to sleep. Harris and Jerome asked George to wake them up at 6:30 a.m. but he had already been sleeping. Jerome and Harris placed a bath tub near George’s bed so that he tumbled into it next morning.

Quick Revision Notes:

They decided not to take food having strong smell and to take methylated stove instead of oil stove.

• Jerome tells a story when he delivered cheese to his friend and incidents happened during the travel from Liverpool to London.

• Jerome finished the packing alone at 10:05 p.m.

• George and Harris done a lot of disasters and broke many things during the packing of rest of the hamper.

• They finished packing at 12:50 a.m. and went to sleep. George was already so they put bathtub near George’s bed.

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