Three Men in a Boat

by

Jerome K. Jerome

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J’s uncle, who appears is an anecdote told by J. In this, Uncle Podger has the simple task of putting a picture on the wall. However, it all goes calamitously wrong: he sends his children off to get him various tools, cuts himself on the frame glass, and generally makes a big scene. Harris, J. thinks, is similarly clumsy to Uncle Podger.
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Uncle Podger Character Timeline in Three Men in a Boat

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Chapter 3 
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...make a list. The way he says it reminds J. of a story about his Uncle Podger . (full context)
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Uncle Podger , according to J., has a special talent for making a simple task complicated. In... (full context)
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Uncle Podger keeps losing his things (like the hammer and nails), chastising everybody else for his errors.... (full context)
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J. says Harris will be just like Uncle Podger when he’s older and insists he (J.) does the “hard work” of being in charge... (full context)