"About midnight I met the lady mouse with whom I was in love,🎬 beneath a lamp-post. And,🐙 would you believe it? She wouldn't speak to me! Cut me dead,🚂 she did.
"'Willie,🚫 we're lost! Whatever shall we do? Night is coming on and I'm so afraid of the dark.'
By the time the Doctor had done,😫 all his party,♏ excepting Too-Too,🐵 had fallen asleep. It was only when he heard Jip suddenly snore from the hammock that he realized how late it was. As he blew out the candles again he found that it was very dark,🆔 for now the moon had set. He climbed into bed and drew the blankets over him.So they went across to the other side of the little island and started opening oysters. But not another pearl did they find.
And the poor Doctor was dragged away by the Master-at-arms toward a stair leading to the lower decks. But at the head of the stairs he caught hold of the handrail and hung on long enough to shout back to the Captain:
"What's the matter?" shouted the Doctor,🍞 as soon as he was near enough to make the woman hear. "Why have you come so far from the land? Don't you know that you are in great danger if a storm should come up?"
"You have been fooling My Majesty. These stamps you speak of have no magic power at all. Explain!"
"There you are!" said Too-Too. "He has a vegetable mind."
"Listen,📄 Doctor,🚀" said Jip. "You were wondering just now what to write the Cats'-Meat-Man about. Let Speedy write the letter to Cheapside in bird scribble and you inclose it in a letter to the Cats'-Meat-Man. Then when the sparrow comes to Puddleby for his summer visit the Cats'-Meat-Man can give it to him."