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From Admiral Byrd's S. S. Jacob Ruppert at 68° South Latitude, 124° West Longitude: "This morning we picked up our first penguins. . . . The cry 'Penguins' brought men to the rail from all parts of the ship. Many jests were cheerfully flung at these merry creatures. It is possible they understood. After one or two looks at this amazing vessel . . . they hastily dropped down on their bellies and with their flippers working like connecting rods scuttled away. . . . Their cheerful industry offered this consolation. Where in the...

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