Three Men in a Boat Class 9th-Chapter 14 Summary and Quick revision English

They moved on to Wargrave and Shiplake. There they enjoyed the waxworks and came to know about the strange will of Mrs. Sarah Hill of one pound to be divided between two boys and two girls who had never been undutiful to his parents. In joining they prepared a hearty Irish stew under George supervision.

Montmorency, who was watching them keenly, strolled away and returned with a dead rat to be added to the stew. The writer thought their stew was a great success, a taste like nothing on earth. Montmorency was fascinated by the kettle and watched keenly as water boiled in it. He tried to sieze it by the spout and ended with a blood-curdling cry and went round the island thrice at a speed of thirty five miles an hour.

George tried to play his Banjo and his attempts were a great disaster, he was discouraged by one and all. Harris complained of a headache, Montmorency howled throughout, his landlady objected when he played at home. Finally, George was forced to sell it.

After supper, George and the writer decided to go for a walk round Henley. Harris was not feeling well so he decided to stay in the boat. The two were to shout and he would row over from the island and fetch them. It was an cold night and it was drizzling. They lost their way and they shouted Harris' name before all the four islands, but received no answer. Just when all hope had deserted them, Harris heard them and they safely went to their boat.

On return, Harris told them that he had a fight with two swans. Half an hour later, he said, they returned with eighteen other swans. He said he killed many of them. On asking, how many swans there were. Harris answered thirty two. The facts remained unclear. When George and the narrator questioned Harris on the subject in the morning, he simply said, "What swans ?" The incident left him very disturbed through out the night. 
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