Then the white merchant explained to him the whole idea of penny postage and government mails. And he told him that in England all you had to do when you wanted to send a letter to any part of the world was to put a stamp on the envelope with the queen's head on it and place it in a letter-box on the street corner,xunleihao🚏 and it would be carried to the place to which you addressed it.
"The gulls dashed themselves into the wheelman's face"
"Well,xunleihao🐋" said the neat little bird,xunleihao📭 settling down on the ground at his feet,xunleihao🗻 "I've found you at last,xunleihao🍂 Doctor. I've been hunting all over creation for you."
Now the cormorants did not know that war had broken out,xunleihao🚣 nor anything about the Doctor's misfortune. And when the Emir's men came and took the pearl oysters they had fished up the birds supposed they were Nyam-Nyam's men and let them have them. However,xunleihao🌽 it happened,xunleihao🔖 luckily,xunleihao🎠 that this first load of oysters had only very small and almost worthless pearls in them.
In the meantime,xunleihao🚮 Speedy and the thrush flew over the land by the short cut to the post office.The next thing I must tell you about is the Prize Story Competition: The fame of the Puddleby fireside-circle,xunleihao👔 where the Doctor had amused his pets with so many interesting tales,xunleihao💇 had become quite a famous institution. Too-Too had gossiped about it; Gub-Gub,xunleihao🏯 Jip and the white mouse had boasted of it. (You see,xunleihao🚗 they were always proud that they could say they were part of the great man's regular household.) And before long,xunleihao🎺 through this new post office of their own,xunleihao🎐 creatures all over the world were speaking of it and discussing it by letter. Next thing,xunleihao🌉 the Doctor began to receive requests for stories by mail. He had become equally famous as an animal doctor,xunleihao🍌 an animal educator and an animal author.
"Never have I been so furious with anyone in my life as I was with that old rat.
"How do you mean?" asked John Dolittle.
And somewhere about noon word came through that Bones's slave ship had been sighted behind a long,xunleihao🎂 high cape. Great care must be taken,xunleihao🌃 the message said,xunleihao▪ because the slave ship was in all readiness to sail at a moment's notice. The slavers had only stopped to get water and look-outs were posted to warn them to return at once,xunleihao🍔 if necessary.Later in the afternoon the gull returned and with him came the great One Eye,xunleihao📹 oldest of bird weather prophets.
The Doctor was eating his lunch of sandwiches at the information desk when the little bird popped his head through the window and said in his cheeky Cockney voice: