The World: Return to Tahiti

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After six months of refitting and provisioning, the two 100-foot barks moored in England's Plymouth Harbor are now so crowded with cows, horses, sheep, goats and geese (also one peacock and one peahen) that Captain James Cook says he would need only "a few females of our own species" to turn the ships into replicas of Noah's ark. Tall, wind-weathered Captain Cook expects to sail this week on the third and probably the last of his trips around the world. His four-year mission: to discover a northwest passage around Canada. If he finds...

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