Three Men in a Boat
I did not open it. I took it to the nearest chemist's, and handed it in. The man read it, and then handed it back.
He said he didn't keep it.
"You are a chemist?"
"I am a chemist. If I was a co-operative stores and family hotel combined, I might be able to oblige you. Being only a chemist hampers me."
I read the prescription. It ran:
"1 lb. beefsteak, with 1 pt. bitter beer every 6 hours. 1 ten-mile walk every morning. 1 bed at 11 sharp every night. And don't stuff up your head with things you don't understand."
I followed the directions, with the happy result - speaking for myself - that my life was preserved, and is still going on.
In the present instance, going back to the liver-pill circular, I had the symptoms, beyond all mistake, the chief among them being "a general disinclination to work of any kind."
What I suffer in that way no
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we have this book in our syllabus n its really worth reading
Life can get boring. A vacation is needed.
Three men (and the dog) take that much needed vacation, as a trip, in a small boat on the Thames.
Thee three friends, not very much alike in temperament or ability, have enough problems getting things ready and getting off.
The river offers even more opportunities of humorous mishap, and they occur as each leg of the trip is encountered.
And there are the reminiscence of other adventures to accent the slow times.
If any three men can do everything wrong and still have fun, these are the men.
Consistently in the top 10 British Humor ratings and in the top 100 of all humor book ratings.
There is a sequel: Three Men on the Bummel. A bicycle tour in Europe.