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Book One: The Thing Was, Chapter 1-Chapter 2

* These chapters summarize the Galapagos Islands in 1986 from the point of view of a narrator a million years into the future who theorizes how animals arrived on the Island.

* We meet James Wait who is awaiting the Bahia de Darwin's maiden sea voyage. We learn of Wait's dark past and dirty secrets.

Book One: The Thing Was, Chapter 3

* This chapter details the Hotel El Dorado where the passengers of the Bahia await their departure to the Galapagos Islands.

* We get a closer look at James Wait's childhood and experiences in foster care, and the narrator compares his life story to that of James Wait's.

Book One: The Thing Was, Chapter 4

* This chapter details the white people's discovery of the Galapagos Islands in 1535 after being blown off course. They describe the Galapagos Islands as a horror and towed their ship away as...

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