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A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters Setting & Symbolism

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Noah's Arkappears in Stowaway, The Mountain, Project Ararat

This is the main setting in "The Stowaway" and is referenced in several other chapters. Noah's Ark is a Biblical vessel, thought to have been the way to transport God's chosen from the wicked world into a new and fresh existence. Some people believe the Ark is a historical artifact, while others think it solely religious. Some do not believe it exists at all. In "The Stowaway" the narrator also insists that much of the history of the ark is untrue, yet is presented to make historians and Noah's people look good.

Chapter one of "The Stowaway" opens with the preparation of Noah's Ark. The behemoths, along with the hippos, rhinos and elephants are being used for ballast. It makes sense considering their size, but no one gave much thought to the smell and to the extensive mucking out...

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