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                           Chapter I 
 
HOW THE PENGUINS GOT THEIR PADDLES AND CAME NORTH FROM THE 
                          SOUTH POLE 
 
  WE ARE apt to think of penguins as belonging near icebergs, in the 
cold places at the bottom of the world near the South Pole. This book is

about a penguin who lived on some islands in the Pacific Ocean, as far 
as possible from both the South Pole and the North Pole. Since these 
islands are farthest from the two coldest places on earth, they are in 
the hottest place, right on the Equator. If you look at the map of South

America you will see a little country called Ecuador, which means 
equator in our language. If you follow the Equator right through 
Ecuador, and keep on into the Pacific Ocean, you will come to the 
Galapagos Islands. They are six hundred miles away to the west of Ec- 
uador, and that is where the penguin, Paddlewings, was hatched one 
fine day, not long ago. 
  Many thousands of years ago, Paddlewings' ancestors did live down 
near the South Pole. A great deal had to happen before the first pen- 
guins came to live where Paddlewings came pipping out of his shell. 
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