Повесть «Трое в лодке, не считая собаки» – наиболее популярное произведение английского писателя Джерома К. Джерома. С большим юмором автор описывает приключения троих друзей, пустившихся в плавание по Темзе в компании фокстерьера Монморанси. Смешные недоразумения, комичные ситуации, в которые попадают герои юмористической повести, и сегодня поражают читателей своей оригинальностью и тонким английским юмором…
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There were four of us – George, and William Samuel Harris, and myself, and Montmorency. We were sitting in my room, smoking, and talking about how bad we were – bad from a medical point of view, of course.
We were all feeling bad, and we were quite nervous about it. Harris said he had such a very bad headache that he hardly knew what he was doing. And then George said that he had a headache too. As for me, it was my liver that was out of order. I read about the various symptoms of a sick liver in a circular that offered liverpills. I had them all.
It is a most extraordinary thing, but when I read a medicine advertisement I usually come to the conclusion that I am suffering from the disease that was described.
One day I went to the British Museum to read about hay fever, I fancy I had it. I took the book, and read all I needed; and then I idly turned the leaves, and began to study diseases, generally. Immediately I understood that I had some fearful, devastating illness.