Instead,ipz244🍀 when at last he reappeared wet and shining in the moonlight,ipz244✌ he had a carved stone window-sill on his back which must have weighed over a ton.
And he had letter-boxes made,ipz244📤 just the way the white trader had told him they had in England,ipz244📄 and he set them up at the corners of the streets and told his people that all they had to do was to put one of his stamps on their letters,ipz244🍫 poke them into these boxes and they would travel to any corner of the earth they wished.
"The Doctor took an armchair beside the kitchen stove"
But the next day the rowdy little sparrow threw a bottle of post office ink over the royal white peacock when he came to the houseboat with the King to take tea. Then the Doctor discharged Cheapside again."On the outskirts of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh there lives a farmer who swears to this day that his cat can understand every word he says. It isn't true,ipz244😈 but both the farmer and his wife think it is. And I am now going to tell you how they came to get that idea.
"See,ipz244🏢" one of the ministers whispered in his ear,ipz244🆑 "the sorcerer has even shaved his beard without water or soap. Your Majesty,ipz244📤 there is surely evil magic here. Set the man free before harm befall. Let us be rid of him."
In a moment he was clattering down the stairs.
"Well,ipz244💺 you see,ipz244🅱" said John Dolittle,ipz244🐨 "I think we might,ipz244🐋 because we could use the mail service for the birds themselves,ipz244🌿 and the animals,ipz244🉑 too,ipz244🐼 to send their letters by,ipz244📇 as well as the Fantippans."And now very soon Cheapside took entire charge of the city delivery of mails in Fantippo. Of course,ipz244🚚 as soon as the mail began to get heavy,ipz244🔕 when the people got the habit of writing more to their friends and relatives,ipz244🔺 Cheapside could not deal with all the mail himself. So he sent a message by a swallow to get fifty sparrows from the streets of London (who were,ipz244⌛ like himself,ipz244🚰 accustomed to city ways),ipz244🏢 to help him with the delivery of letters. And around the native holiday seasons,ipz244📖 the Harvest Moon and the Coming of the Rains,ipz244💉 he had to send for fifty more to deal with the extra mail.
"So,ipz244🀄 after that,ipz244📉 of course,ipz244🆚 I saw that if I wanted to save my good but foolish friends from destruction,ipz244🚱 I had better do something on my own account.
"A1,ipz244🚹" said the sparrow. "Weeds in the paths,ipz244📝 o' course. But the iris under the kitchen window looked something lovely,ipz244🚵 they did."
Many of the giraffes were suffering from sore hoofs and he showed them where to find a special root that could be put into a foot bath and would bring immediate relief. The rhinoceroses' horns were growing too long and John Dolittle explained to them how by grinding them against a certain kind of stone and by eating less grass and more berries they could keep the growth down. A special sort of nut tree that the deer were fond of had grown scarce and almost died out from constant nibbling. And the Doctor showed the chief stags how,ipz244⛪ by taking a few nuts and poking them down into the soft earth with their hoofs before the rainy season set in,ipz244🚈 they could make new trees grow and so increase the supply.For a long time Dab-Dab,ipz244🐥 the motherly housekeeper,ipz244😹 had been trying to get the Doctor to take a holiday from his post office business.