Author: Hugh Lofting
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The long journey was over at last.
"All right,联盟🌾" said the Doctor. "I'll mention that."
The Doctor had not paddled very far on his return journey to the post office when the seagull who had brought the news of the light overtook him."So,联盟💠" said the Jay,联盟📷 "the whole flock turned and made for Columbus's fleet. They were only just in time. For the sailors were ready to kill their admiral,联盟🍔 who,联盟⛽ they said,联盟👻 had brought them on a fool's errand to find land where there was none. He must turn back and sail for Spain,联盟◻ they said,无线👚 or be killed.
"The rout of the Amazons"
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He agreed with the Doctor that the idea of a bird weather bureau was quite a possible thing and would lead to much better weather reports than had so far been possible. Then for a whole hour and a half he gave the Doctor a lecture on winds. Every word of this John Dolittle wrote down in a notebook.
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