General English




A child is the narrator of this story. He presents the adult's world from a child's point of view. The story is about a day's outing to Porthcawl by motor- coach. The boy used to live with his uncle and his wife when he was very young. The uncle was big and noisy but his wife was small and quite. The uncle had a small shop in front of his house.

One evening when the boy was reading an advertisement for sheep-dip three person's came into his uncle's shop. He felt that the narrow shop would burst. They talked about their annual outing. Mr. Benjamin Franklyn has collected enough money for the bus and twenty cases of light beer. But he was tired of being followed by Will Sentry. He could not get privacy at all. When they told that Bill was keeping an eye on the money. Mr. Frankly was surprised that they supposed him to be dishonest. But he was not be like Bob. Then they played cards in the shop.

On Sunday evening, the boy and his uncle were eating sardines and they were not allowed to play checkers. Will Sentry and Mr. Franklyn came in. They had the list and everyone had paid fully. The uncle checked came in and said that she would go to her mother. When she asked his uncle on the head with a china dog after he lifted her on the chair. For the rest of the day, she was quite and quick.

      At breakfast on Sunday Morning the boy found that the aunt had already left her house. Then the uncle told him that it was the same every year. But this year he wanted to do the different. He wanted to take the bringing the boy when they talked about others. When they were out of the village they found that they had forgotten one member, old O. Jones. They to go home to take his teeth, but they said that the teeth would not be necessary for him. 

The bus stopped outside the Mountain sheep, a small public house. The landowner welcome them as a wolf must have welcomed the sheep. All of them went into the bar. But the boy was old to keep on watching the bus so that nobody would steal it. There were only cows. The boy looked at the cows. He had nothing else to do. Forty-five minutes passed slowly. A french onion - seller bicycle down the road and stopped at the door. The boy greeted him and followed him down the passage in and looked into the bar. He could not recognize the member of the outing. They had all turned  red. They were shouting. They were all drunk. They were arguing.When Mr. Weazley  came to the boy, he moved out and threw a stone at the cows. The uncle came out and everyone followed him. They were useless without his teeth. They left the bar.

On the way whenever a public-house passed, they had to stop because Mr. Weazley wanted to drink. Even when the bar was closed they would drink behind the locked doors. They was a river on the way. They all stopped and  went into the cool water. Some of them slipped on the stone. It was better than Porthcawl.

It was dusk. All the thirty members of the outing were wet and drunk. They did not mind what was happening in the world. They stopped at a public-house for a rum to keep out the cold.

One the way home there was moonlight. Old O. Jones was cooking his super in the middle of the bus. Mr. Weazley stopped the bus, but there was not a pun. They carried out the remaining cases outside in the began at sleep against his uncle's waistcoat.

1. How does the boy, the narrator, look at his uncle and his friends?

Ans: When his uncle and his friends gathered in the shop, the boy felt it was like all bring together in a drawer that smelled of cheese and turp, and twist tobacco and sweet biscuits and snuff and waistcoat.

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