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Jim, the narrator : Jim, the narrator, is proud of his dress sense. He appreciates his own appearance. He thinks that the tastes of men are better than those of women. He criticises Harris and George for their tastes. He dislikes George’s blazer because it is very gaudy. He broods about his friends and relatives.
Harris : He revels in tombs, graves, epitaphs and monuments. He wants to visit Mrs. Thomas’ grave. When the narrator objects to it, he gets angry. He talks ill of George in his absences He says that he never does any work. When he can’t have his way, he gets Upset. He gets angry when he does not get a drink. He is about to fall from the boat because of his anger.
The boat moves ahead. The narrator Criticises ladies for their dress sense. They do not know how to dress up for a boat ride. They spoil the fun of their companions. The narrator does not like Harris for expressing his desire to visit Mrs. Thomas’ grave. Finally, he pacifies Harris who was keen to visit Mrs Thomas’ grave.