Jerome Klapka Jerome
Nakl. údaje: Praha : Levné knihy KMa, 2005
Three men in a boat : to say nothing of the dog
ISBN 80-7309-292-1 (brož.)
Pohodové čtení o výletě po Temži s autorovými obvyklými žertíky:
"Let´s go up the river."
He said we should have fresh air, exercise and quiet; the constant change of scene would occupy our minds (including what there was of Harris´s); and the hard work would give us a good appetite, and make us sleep well.
Harris said he didn´t thing George ought to do anything that would have a tendency to make him sleepier than always was, as it might be dangerous.
He said he didn´t very well understand how George was going to sleep any more than he did now, seeing that there were only twenty-four hours in each day, summer and winter alike; but thought that if he DID sleep any more, hi might just as well be dead, and so save his board and lodging."
Občas přidá filosofickou úvahu ...
"Throw the lumber over, man! Let your boat of life by light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and little more then enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing."
... nebo průpovídku.
"There is nothing does irritate me more then seeing other people sitting about doing nothing when I´m working."