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Then Dab-Dab went and borrowed the playthings from the spoonbill's children to show him.
"The Doctor took an armchair beside the kitchen stove"
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So they went down to the water's edge and asked several of the canoesmen to take them over to No-Man's-Land. But every one they asked got dreadfully frightened and refused to talk when the Doctor told them where he wanted to go. They wouldn't even let him borrow their canoes to go there by himself.
THE WHITE MOUSE'S STORY
"It was certainly a wonderful collection of objects"