"What was here before the Flood then?" asked the Doctor.
"Humph!" said the Doctor. "That's too bad. Let me think a minute. Oh,意思💎 I know I'll send for Cheapside."
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"Make one!" cried the turtle. "How would you go about it?"
"Well,金泫雅🏬" said the Doctor,纹身✒ "I'll tell it,金泫雅🚋 and then you can decide for yourself. Stop fidgeting,意思🌘 now,金泫雅🆕 and let me begin. It's getting late."
"Very good,什么🍀" said the Doctor. "Then that settles that. Now I must get back to the post office. The ship is yours. But as soon as the nesting is over come and let me know,什么✳ because I have a very special idea I want to tell you about."
And now John Dolittle and his animals got tremendously busy arranging the post office,意思💿 its furniture,纹身💯 the stamp drawers,金泫雅☑ the postcard drawers,意思🔒 the weighing scales,金泫雅📧 the sorting bags and all the rest of the paraphernalia. Dab-Dab,金泫雅🍓 of course,金泫雅🍧 was housekeeper,金泫雅🗽 as usual,什么🍃 and she saw to it that the post office was swept properly every morning. Jip was the watchman and had charge of locking up at night and opening in the morning. Too-Too,金泫雅⚽ with his head for mathematics,金泫雅💷 was given the bookkeeping,纹身🌚 and he kept account of how many stamps were sold and how much money was taken in. The Doctor ran the information window and answered the hundred and one questions that people are always asking at post offices. And the good and trusty Speedy was here,什么🚐 there and everywhere.
At the head of the kitchen steps he met the seagull coming into the lighthouse with two companions.
"Well,什么🐐 what have you done with the matches,金泫雅⚫ Doctor?" called Dab-Dab. "They were always in your coat."
And then the Fantippans,什么🚄 who so far had been very timid about going far out to sea on account of storms,纹身🍃 now that they had a good weather bureau and knew what weather to expect,纹身📮 began building larger sailboats,意思🍎 instead of their little frail canoes. And they became what is called a mercantile nation,纹身🌘 traded up and down the shores of West Africa,意思🌺 and even went as far south as the Cape of Good Hope and entered the Indian Ocean to traffic in goods with people of foreign lands.
Even Zuzana stopped her wailing and turned to look. And there,金泫雅🚧 away out on the dim,纹身📹 black edge of the ocean,什么👧 they could see a tiny light.