by W. S. Merwin
Production by Douglas Cleverdon from contemporary sources
Favor Island is a sea story based on a historical event. It portrays the voyage of an English ship in 1710, the loss of the vessel, and the effects of privation on the survivors wrecked on a small island off the coast of New England.
Captain John Monk:
Mr Bracknell, a merchant:
Nicholas Short, mate:
George Cawley, bos'n:
Paul Fulham, carpenter:
William Thorpe, cook:
The Captain's boy:
Peter Soodsma, seaman:
Luke MacKay, seaman:
John Eccles, seaman:
Anthony Wright, seaman:
An old man:
Songs arranged by:
-by Anthony Barnett of the Zoology Department,
University of Glasgow
The results of experiments on animals that have been handled—or gentled, as the saying is-are often markedly different from those obtained from non-gentled animals. Mr. Barnett speculates about these differences and the role of the skin in causing them.
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