"So we led them on to the Bahamas. And on the seventh day,广场🎂 very early in the morning,广场🚕 the crew,广场📥 with a cry of 'Land! Land!' fell down upon their knees and gave thanks to heaven. Watling's Island,广场🍅 one of the smaller Bahamas,高原🌞 lay ahead of them,高原🍪 smiling in the sea.
Another thing in which the Doctor's post office was peculiar was its pens. Most post offices,高原😥 the Doctor had found,广场🐇 always had abominably bad pens that spluttered and scratched and wouldn't write. In fact very many post offices even nowadays seem to pride themselves on their bad pens. But the Doctor saw to it that his pens were of the very best quality. Of course,广场⭐ in those times there were no steel pens. Only quills were used. And John Dolittle got the albatrosses and the seagulls to keep for him their tail feathers which fell out in the moulting season. And of course,广场🍰 with such a lot of quills to choose from,糖豆🦢 it was easy to have the best pens in the post office.
For a long time Dab-Dab,高原😫 the motherly housekeeper,广场📱 had been trying to get the Doctor to take a holiday from his post office business.
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"By the way,高原🈚" said John Dolittle,糖豆🚘 "I've been trying to think where I've seen your face before. Did you ever build your nest in my stable in Puddleby?""That's not a bad idea,糖豆📠 Jip,糖豆🎒" said the Doctor. "We'll go down the shore a way till we're opposite the island,高原🍏 then we won't have so far to swim."
"Well,高原🈺 the fourth week after the enemy came the food in the castle was all gone and the king gave orders that the pigs must be eaten. The queen raised a great outcry and begged that her pet should be spared. But the king was very firm.
When Dab-Dab entered the postmaster's office with the milk she found John Dolittle reading the letter. Looking at the floor,高原👉 she gave a squawk of disgust.
"Perhaps it slipped off the tree,广场㊗" said the Doctor,广场📂 "and fell down into the underbrush.""I too am glad,糖豆🚋 John Dolittle. You are the only one in the world now who understands the speech of animals. And if you had not come my story of the Flood could not have been told. I'm getting very old and do not ever move far away from Junganyika."
"'We'll keep the black and white one,高原🌐 Liza'"
"I'll take the pearls myself this time,高原🌷" he said to Speedy,高原🍂 "and hand them over to the spoonbill in person. We don't want any more accidents happening to them."
"Certainly. So could any cormorant."
When he woke up the Doctor found himself lying at the bottom of his own canoe,广场🌕 with Dab-Dab tugging at the ropes which bound his wrists to get him free.