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Penguin Island

Author : Anatole France
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Mael, a scion of a royal family of Cambria, was sent in his ninth year to the Abbey of Yvern so that he might there study both sacred and profane learning. At the age of fourteen he renounced his patrimony and took a vow to serve the Lord. His time was divided, according to the rule, between the singing of hymns, the study of grammar, and the meditation of eternal truths. A celestial perfume soon disclosed the virtues of the monk throughout the cloister, and when the blessed Gal, the Abbot of Yvern, departed from this world into the next, young Mael succeeded him in the government of the monastery. He established therein a school, an infirmary, a guest-house, a forge, work-shops of all kinds, and sheds for building ships, and he compelled the monks to till the lands in the neighbourhood. With his own hands he cultivated the garden of the Abbey, he worked in metals, he instructed the novices, and his life was gently gliding along like a stream that reflects the heaven and fertilizes the fields. At the close of the day this servant of God was accustomed to seat himself on the cliff, in the place that is to-day still called St. Mael's chair. At his feet the rocks bristling with green seaweed and tawny wrack seemed like black dragons as they faced the foam of the waves with their monstrous breasts. He watched the sun descending into the ocean like a red Host whose glorious blood gave a purple tone to the clouds and to the summits of the waves. And the holy man saw in this the image of the mystery of the Cross, by which the divine blood has clothed the earth with a royal purple. In the offing a line of dark blue marked the shores of the island of Gad, where St. Bridget, who had been given the veil by St. Malo, ruled over a convent of women. Now Bridget, knowing the merits of the venerable Mael, begged from him some work of his hands as a rich present. Mael cast a hand-bell of bronze for her and, when it was finished, he blessed it and threw it into the sea. And the bell went ringing towards the coast of Gad, where St. Bridget, warned by the sound of the bell upon the waves, received it piously, and carried it in solemn procession with singing of psalms into the chapel of the convent. Thus the holy Mael advanced from virtue to virtue. He had already passed through two-thirds of the way of life, and he hoped peacefully to reach his terrestrial end in the midst of his spiritual brethren, when he knew by a certain sign that the Divine wisdom had decided otherwise, and that the Lord was calling him to less peaceful but not less meritorious labours.

Penguin Island

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Paddling with penguins! The Sea Keepers explore the Galapagos Islands in this magical new series about saving our oceans. Emily, Grace and Layla go to the Galapagos Islands, where the local mermaids need help teaching baby penguins to swim. But when evil mermaid Effluvia uses her bad magic to spoil the penguins' paddling pool, the Sea Keepers must follow a pirate treasure map to a secret lagoon and find a magic pearl to help their penguin pals.

Penguin Island

Author : Anatole France
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There is a fictional island, entirely populated by penguins. A Christian missionary monk reaches the shores of the island and is enchanted by what he sees there. "Penguin Island" is a satirical novel that explores and severely criticizes human nature, politics, society, and contemporary morals. After the monk mistakenly baptizes them, the penguins are transformed into human beings by God, propelling them into an existential crisis. With moments of great philosophical and psychological insights, and religious questionings, this novel is a powerful allegory and reminiscent of Orwell’s "Animal Farm". The close parallels and outright mockery of contemporary events turn "Penguin Island" into a splendid and rich tale that all readers of fiction would enjoy. Anatole France (1844-1924) was a French writer, poet, and journalist, who won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature. An important figure of literature and a political activist, France is often considered one of the most prominent French authors. Among his most popular works are "The Revolt of the Angels", "Penguin Island", and "Thaïs".

Aussie Angels 21 Penguin Parade

Author : Margaret Clark
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PENGUIN PARADE is the twenty-first instalment in a series loved by children all over Australia.

Sea Keepers Penguin Island

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Can penguins help find a magic pearl? The Sea Keepers explore the Galapagos Islands in this magical new series about saving our oceans. Emily, Grace and Layla are summoned by the Tropical Mermaids and sent to the Galapagos Islands, where a colony of rare penguins is under threat. Evil mermaid Effluvia can't go on the island, but she's enchanted crabs and sent them to pinch the magic pearl. Can the Sea Keepers stop the angry crustaceans and help their penguin pals?

Parliamentary Papers

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Penguin Island

Author : Andrea Romoli
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1872 1886

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Penguin Island

Author : France Anatole
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Das Staatsarchiv

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Penguin Pedia

Author : David Salomon
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An exhaustive resource for penguin-o-philes, amateur and academic alike, Penguin-Pedia unites careful analysis of the behavior, habitat, reproduction, feeding habits, and population levels of all seventeen penguin species with the author s personal observations and reflections. Each chapter draws on a wealth of scientific data and reports, as well as providing detailed measurements and weights of penguins from various colonies and nests. An extensive bibliography will direct students of the penguin to scholarly books and journals, while dozens of full-color photographs of penguins in their natural habitat and personal accounts provide entertainment for the layman. A full directory of penguin exhibiting zoos from around the world completes this source of all things penguin.

The West Coast of Africa Cape Lopez to the Cape of Good Hope including the islands in the Bight of Biafra and Ascension and St Helena Islands Tr and comp by Lieutenant Commander J R Bartlett

Author : United States. Hydrographic Office
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Hertslet s Commercial Treaties

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Hertslet s Commercial Treaties

Author : Great Britain. Foreign Office
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A Complete Collection of the Treaties and Conventions and Reciprocal Regulations at Present Subsisting Between Great Britain and Foreign Powers

Author : Great Britain
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The Map of Africa by Treaty

Author : Sir Edward Hertslet
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The Map of Africa by Treaty Abyssinia to Great Britain colonies Nos 1 102

Author : Sir Edward Hertslet
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Mischief among the Penguins

Author : H.W. Tilman
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Hand (man) wanted for long voyage in small boat. No pay, no prospects, not much pleasure.’ So read the crew notice placed in the personal column of The Times by H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman in the spring of 1959. This approach to selecting volunteers for a year-long voyage of 20,000 miles brought mixed seafaring experience: ‘Osborne had crossed the Atlantic fifty-one times in the Queen Mary, playing double bass in the ship’s orchestra’. With unclimbed ice-capped peaks and anchorages that could at best be described as challenging, the Southern Ocean island groups of Crozet and Kerguelen provided obvious destinations for Tilman and his fifty-year-old wooden pilot cutter Mischief. His previous attempt to land in the Crozet Islands had been abandoned when their only means of landing was carried away by a severe storm in the Southern Ocean. Back at Lymington, a survey of the ship uncovered serious Teredo worm damage. Tilman, undeterred, sold his car to fund the rebuilding work and began planning his third sailing expedition to the southern hemisphere. Mischief among the Penguins (1961), Tilman’s account of landfalls on these tiny remote volcanic islands, bears testament to the development of his ocean navigation skills and seamanship. The accounts of the island anchorages, their snow-covered heights, geology and in particular the flora and fauna pay tribute to the varied interests and ingenuity of Mischief’s crew, not least after several months at sea when food supplies needed to be eked out. Tilman’s writing style, rich with informative and entertaining quotations, highlights the lessons learned with typical self-deprecating humour, while playing down the immensity of his achievements.

British and Foreign State Papers

Author : Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office
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