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Mr. Popper's Penguins Quotes

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“He had a nice little house of his own, a wife whom he loved dearly... still, it would have been nice, he often thought, if he could have seen something of the world before he met Mrs. Popper and settled down. He had never hunted tigers in India, or climbed the peaks of the Himalayas, or dived for pearls in the South Seas. Above all, he had never seen the Poles.”
Richard and Florence Atwater
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Mr. Popper's Penguins
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Mr. Popper
Mrs. Popper
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India
longing for adventure
settling down
the Poles
the Himalayas
the South Seas
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“The reason Mr. Popper was so absent-minded was that he was always dreaming about far-away countries. He had never been out of Stillwater.”
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“Now a penguin may look very strange in a living room, but a living room looks very strange to a penguin.”
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″‘If you had gone, my love,’ went on Mr. Popper, ‘you would have seen how beautiful the Antarctic is. But I think the nicest part of all is the penguins.‘”
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“His hands were trembling so that he could scarcely lift off the last of the wrappings. There was not the slightest doubt about it. It was a penguin.”
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“The delighted penguin was indeed was marching. With little pleased nods of his handsome black head he was parading up and down the inside of the bathtub.”
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″‘Hello, Mr. Popper, up there in Stillwater. Thanks for your nice letter about the pictures of our last expedition. Watch for an answer. But not by letter, Mr. Popper. Watch for a surprise.‘”
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″‘Mamma! Papa!’ called Bill. ‘Come see what Captain Cook has done.’ Captain Cook had done it all right. He had discovered the bowl of goldfish on the dining-room window sill. By the time Mrs. Popper reached over to lift him away, he had already swallowed the last of the goldfish.”
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″‘Well, dear me, I never thought we would have a penguin for a pet,’ said Mrs. Popper. ‘Still, he behaves pretty well, on the whole, and he is so nice and clean that perhaps he will be a good example to you and the children.‘”
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″‘Don’t you ever get tired of reading about the South Pole?’ ‘No, I don’t. Of course I would much rather go there than read about it. But reading is the next best thing.‘”

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