When the Doctor told this to the Captain the man-o'-war changed her course still closer inshore,3.0🎸 to keep behind the cover of the long cape. All the sailors were warned to keep very quiet,3.0🌆 so the navy ship could sneak up on the slaver unawares.
It was four o'clock in the afternoon when the King brought that letter to the Doctor. And when His Majesty woke up in the morning and came down to breakfast there was the answer to it lying beside his plate!
"Humph!" murmured the Doctor,4399🚋 as he thoughtfully brushed the toast crumbs off the bed clothes. "But why did they pick you to bring the message?"
Presently the keeper opened his eyes wide and stared up into the Doctor's face."I'll teach you to leave Noah's arks at anchor on the high seas for the navy to bump into,小游戏🚇 my fine deep-sea philanderer! Think the shipping laws are made for a joke? Here,小游戏📞" he turned to the sailor,宠物🍊 who had come in answer to his call,3.0🐛 "Master-at-arms,小游戏🎦 put this man under arrest."
"Well,3.0🈷" said Gub-Gub,连连看🍀 "you know how people are always telling you 'You mustn't speak about those things at table!' Well,小游戏🌼 the Cook Goblins had a speaking tube in the wall which led,小游戏🌸 at the other end,4399💴 to the open air outside. And whenever you wanted to talk about any of the things forbidden at table you left the table and went and said it into the speaking tube; then you came back to your seat. It was a very great invention.... Well,连连看🎈 as I was saying,3.0💏 the baby pig enjoyed himself tremendously. And when the meal was over he said he must be going back because he wanted to get into the sty before his mother and father should be awake.
"Ah,4399😊 but it's a story that nobody else could tell,宠物🐍" said John Dolittle.
But it was of little use to try to get more sleep now. The camp was astir. John Dolittle,连连看🔤 bent on the one idea of hearing that story,3.0👐 had already swung himself out of his hammock and was now washing his face noisily in the lake. Cheapside shook his feathers,宠物⌛ swore a few words in Cockney and flew off his tree down to the Doctor's side.
"What do you think,3.0🍺 Dab-Dab,3.0💂" he said breathless with excitement,4399🌸 "I've got a second letter from the turtle and the messenger is going to take us to see him!"
"'Where have you been?'"
That is why when,4399🆗 several years after the Doctor had left this country,连连看🐶 some missionaries visited that part of Africa,连连看🏂 they found to their astonishment that Christmas was celebrated there,宠物▪ although the people were heathens. But they never learned that the custom had been brought about by Cheapside,宠物😂 the cheeky London sparrow.
"And then he told me all about Doctor Dolittle. This was around the time when the Doctor first began to be famous among the animals. But I,小游戏🚂 living alone with the old rat at the dyer's shed,连连看🦜 had not heard the news."'There is only one Doctor,4399🐕' he answered. 'You don't mean to say you've never heard of him!'