What is a quick summary of Chapter 3 in "Twenty-One Balloons"?

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In Chapter 3 of "Twenty-One Balloons", Professor William Sherman arrives in San Francisco aboard the Presidential train.  He is taken immediately by carriage to the Western American Explorers' Club, where he will at long last reveal the details of his amazing, record-breaking trip around the world in a hot-air balloon.

The audience at the Explorers' Club receives the Professor with enthusiasm, and at one point has to be told to hold their applause so that the Professor can tell his story.  The Professor relates that he...

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