The story below contains 32 homophones. Your task is to dentify these homophones by providing the word from the story with the matching word that confirms its validity as a homophone.
Although the word "to" (which appears often in the story) could match with "two" or "too" (effectively making it a homophone), I will ignore it in the context of this puzzle.
Under the rays of the warm sun, the professor set sail for the Isle of Mourning. It was a sad time in his life; alone and in pain with the recent passing of his wife. He took the wheel of his craft and turned her into the breeze, knowing that the eight hours that lay ahead were going to be quite a bore. Sitting down, he put his feet up on the dash, grabbed an ale and felt the cool draft of air caress his long straight hair. It was a while later when he eventually saw the peak of a mountain on the horizon. What a scene to behold! He was real glad that he had read the map right, as he knew his sense of direction was inferior. As he stepped onto the island, tears poured down his face, not because he was sad for his wife, but because something took a bite into him. It took a slight pause for him to compose himself and then he ranted so loudly that one could hear him a mile away. It is still unknown today if the professor got to make peace with his wife's death, except for a strange image of a doe carved into the rock close to where his boat had docked that day.