Characters in the Story
Aunt (Ms. Thomas)
Uncle’s Friend (Young and Innocent)
Characteristics of Mr. Thomas
Big, fat, loud and noisy
Fond of going outing with friends
Likes drinking (alcohol)
Has red hair
Eats a lot
Drops food on his clothes
He has a shop.
Has a small wife who hates drinking
Characteristics of Ms. Thomas
Small and quite like a mouse and a cat
Spends a lot of time cleaning
Doesn’t like her husband going outing
Wants her husband to love her
She hits her husband on the head with a China dog when he lifts her on the chair.
Goes to her mother’s house when Thomas (her husband) goes outing
Ms. Thomas doesn’t seem to be sociable.
Doesn’t seem to have a good relationship
Description of The Outing
Destination is Porthcawl.
In spite of wife’s threatening, he goes on outing.
The nephew/boy was also taken to the outing.
They went by bus (
) Charabanc O’Jones was left behind and was helped.
Outside a small pub/bar, all except the nephew rushed into the pub.
Started drinking and nothing was left to drink.
If the pub was closed, the back door was used to go in/out.
Singing, drinking and enjoying
Stopped to the bus and went into the cool water on the way
Every members were wet and drunk.
O’Jones cooked the supper.
The remaining cases of beer carried down
The nephew slept against uncle’s coat.
They couldn’t reach to Porthcawl.
They didn’t get/return home before midnight.