|Lesson 4：Captain Cook|
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Captain Cook(CC) is preparing for his first great expedition to thePacific.He is talking to a seaman(S).
S：What stores do you want me to order, Sir?
CC：I insist on taking proper food for thisexpedition. The men often fall ill and suffer fever, so I have decided to take live animals.
S：Live animals? I didn't know we were goingto take live animals with us,sir.
CC：That's right. We will take 10 pigs, 10 sheep and sixty chickens. The chickenscan eat the food that we would otherwise throw away. They will provide us with eggs and meat.
S：What about vegetables, Sir? They usually go bad as soon as we are at sea.
CC：I have decided to take a lot of cabbagein vinegar.
S：I've never heard of that, Sir. Will the men enjoy eating it, Sir?
CC: I shall insist that they do from now on. Eating cabbage will keep them healthy.
S: Have you decided which boat to take, sir?
CC：We will take the Endeavour. It is a good strong ship, though not very fast. There will be a lot of room below for stores.
S：Is there anything else that you want me to get?
CC：Yes. I suggest taking a lot of vinegar.
S：Why vinegar, Sir, if I may ask?
CC：We will use it for cleaning the inside of the ship.If we dothis,we shall have less sickness. Please get me 300 litres. I think thatwill be enough.
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