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The other penguins all think that Fernando has some deep hidden secret – how else could he keep his cool when all around were losing their heads? How is he a regular at the front of the March, in the warmest part of the huddle… able to choose the easiest and fastest route to the sea and back again?! Some even say that *he has a pet sea-lion!
He cruises through smoothly every year like a breeze
Passing his friends with relative ease!
It confounds the others! (They haven’t a clue)
There must be some secret that they’ve managed to lose
…but when he tells them the answer
It’s not the one they want found!
It sounds too much like admin,
too much messing around…I remember the day, when he explained to his waddle,exactly how he lived, a very simple life modeland standing quite high on that black frozen cliffhe had to speak quickly, before they all froze quite stiff.
*tadpohl.com cannot verify this.
Now don’t confuse Gudo for some jumped-up monkey on the Zambezi with delusions of grandeur – the *ape was smart, and well-travelled .. these days he sat around on his log for most of the time because he had led a long life of action and adventure, journeying the Earth in search of life’s great answers. Some of these travels had brought him into contact with exceptional individuals who seem to have had life “taped”, as it were.
“So Gudo cast his mind out, to cold Southern wastes,
where penguins every Winter have a life or death race …
… and his old friend Fernando (who is not bothered at all,
by the snow and the sleet and the muck and the bore).
*You have got to know how difficult it is to get everything to rhyme, that is why he is described as an ape, a baboon, a monkey etc. – obviously my intelligent readers know that these are all different types of primates. I have no idea how Dr. Seuss managed to do it.