for exploration purposes. When a large white bird was sighted the scientist
asked permission to kill it. He stated that white albatrosses are usually found
only off the coast of Australia. He wanted the bird as a specimen for the university
the scientist’s attention to the old sea superstition that bad luck followed
the killing of a white albatross. .
and the bird was killed. These mishaps happened after the bird was killed:
net cables fouled up three times.
net caught on the bottom and was ripped to shreds.
shaft on the main winch snapped and it took the crew members five hours to
reel in by hand
feet of cable.
- A rib
was broken when Jackie Larson, a scientific aide, fell down a hatch
scientist became seasick for the first time in his life.
gear forced the ship to head for land. The cook left his job.
The scientist had never been seasick before.
The purpose of the voyage was primarily pleasure
The story lists various incidents which follow
the killing of a bird.
After the scientist shot the albatross the
No scientist’s name was mentioned in the story.
The scientist was surprised to see a white
albatross in the vicinity.
The scientist was not from a university or
The scientist asked the captain for permission
to kill the bird.
It took the crew members less than five minutes
to reel in the seventeen hundred feet of cable.
A lost gear made it necessary for the ship to
return to the west coast.
Fortunately, the net cables never fouled up.
A ship was chartered by a scientist.
The net was ripped on the bottom of the sea.
. The cook Was fired because of his objection to
the killing of the bird.
Larson broke a leg.
After the bird was killed the mishaps occurred.
The white albatross was sighted near Australia.
When an albatross was sighted flying near the
ship the scientist asked permission to kill it.