Animals: Wake of the Beagle

When the yacht Velero III, which by express order of its owner is referred to as a cruiser, never as a yacht, tied up in San Diego Harbor one day last week, there disembarked an eccentric man, and after him some of the earth's most eccentric animals. The man was Captain George Allan Hancock, multimillionaire California oil and real-estate operator, musician, aviator, scientist, explorer.

Allan Hancock was the browbeaten son of an overbearing dowager who made him house his wife in the back yard of her vast Los Angeles estate. In 1925 he lost...

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