"Good,中心🚅" said the King. "My Majesty is listening. Proceed. Let me offer you a lollipop."
THE DOCTOR'S STORY
"But,中心🌟 Doctor,污染源👌 birds and animals don't send letters,中心⚫" said Speedy."I wonder,监控📤" said the Doctor. "They do say he is a most unscrupulous customer. Well,污染源👓 there's nothing for it,中心😏 I suppose,监控🐁 but that I should paddle back to Fantippo right away and try to find him. The post office is responsible for the loss of registered mail,中心🔆 and if Mr. Wilkins took those pearls I'm going to get them back again. But after this we will make it a post office rule that carriers of registered mail may not talk to their sisters or anyone else while on duty."
The lighthouse keepers were sorry to have the Doctor go and they wouldn't let him leave till he promised to come and take dinner with them next Sunday.
"Let yourself drift,监控🦋 Doctor,污染源🛁" panted Jip. "Don't waste your strength fighting the current. Let yourself drift. Even if we're carried past the island out to sea we can land on the mainland further down the coast,污染源💐 where the current isn't so strong."
By the time the Doctor had done,监控🎠 all his party,污染源📍 excepting Too-Too,监控💰 had fallen asleep. It was only when he heard Jip suddenly snore from the hammock that he realized how late it was. As he blew out the candles again he found that it was very dark,中心🍕 for now the moon had set. He climbed into bed and drew the blankets over him.
"'Who is your master?' I said. 'Anybody would think you were going to paint the portrait yourself.'
"How extraordinary!" said John Dolittle,污染源🌽 entirely bewildered. "What ails the man?"For some time after the turtle finished no one spoke. Even the irreverent Cheapside was silent. Little bits of stars,污染源🌸 dimmed by the light of a half-full moon,中心🍀 twinkled like tiny eyes in the dim blue dome that arched across the lake. Away off somewhere among the tangled mangroves an owl hooted from the swamp and Too-Too turned his head quickly to listen. Dab-Dab,中心◾ the economical housekeeper,监控🚤 seeing the Doctor close his notebook and put away his pencil,污染源🎎 blew out the candle.