All the three friends keep arguing and quarreling with one another. They disbelieve in ‘weather forecast’. They think that they are generally wrong. The narrator remembers a lovely day that was ruined by the forecast ‘Heavy showers with thunderstorms may be expected’. Montmorency invites two dogs who while away their time by fighting with each other. They are calmed with an umbrella.
A lot of discussion takes place. They consider ‘weather-forecast’ a fraud. They don’t trust them. A lot of luggage that they place on the doorstep attracts attention of others. People curiously look at the luggage. A small crowd collects there. One group remarks that it is a wedding, while another group says that it is a funeral. They bribe the engine driver and reach Kingston.
Finally, they store their luggage in the boat and step in and start their journey.