What would be a character sketch of George in 300 to 400 words?
Here’s a start. George may be the only one of the three friends who holds a “real” job. He works at a bank six days a week. (Narrator J. pokes fun and claims that all George does there is sleep.) He seems to be an organized person, even though he can sometimes be clumsy or get confused. For the boat trip, he brings along a banjo and instruction book. He is obviously up for learning something new, and he thinks he’ll have enough spare time to devote to this new endeavor. This turns out not to be the case. But he’s probably the best cook on the boat. He knows what his skills are. And he’s a good and devoted friend to J. and Harris.
For more details to include in your sketch, see George’s stopped watch story in Chapter XI; his Irish stew and banjo stories in Chapter XIV; the fishy story in Chapter XVII; and the tale of George and J. once getting caught in a lock on the river in Chapter XVIII.