National Geographic : 1949 Jan
i y.. 31 Charles Allmon As Fog Closes In on Moorea's Lava Peaks, Yankee Hoists Sail for Departure Here Captain Cook fought a war of nerves to recover a stolen goat, a strange and wonderful prize to the islanders. They answered all his demands with evasive denials. To teach them that they could "trifle with me no longer," Cook marched across Moorea at the head of 40 men. Spies kept him informed of the goat's hiding place. He did not recover it, however, until he started burning houses and war canoes.