"Yes,怀旧🗽 Doctor,怀旧🎂" Dab-Dab put in,德鲁伊📍 "but you wouldn't be bound to buy a second one with the money you would get for the pearls. It would come in real handy for something else,怀旧🅾 you know."
"Dear me,怀旧🚨" said John Dolittle. "Robbing the mails; that's a serious thing. I wonder who could have done it?"
"Why,怀旧🌲 this is extraordinary!" said the Doctor,wlk⛪ examining the bone with great care. "I did not know that this class of animals were still to be found in Africa. Where did you get this bone,德鲁伊🚀 Jip?"
At last,wlk⛪ on reading the muddy message through,怀旧🏢 the Doctor's excitement and enthusiasm knew no bounds. He began at once to make arrangements to leave the following day for a visit to the turtle.
There was no end to the complimentary ceremonies which the good King Koko and his courtiers performed to honor the departing Doctor. For days and days previous to his sailing,德鲁伊😝 canoes came and went between the town and the houseboat bearing presents to show the good will of the Fantippans. During all this,wlk🚈 having to keep smiling the whole time,wlk🚺 the Doctor got sadder and sadder at leaving his good friends. And he was heartily glad when the hour came to pull up the anchor and put to sea.
Fastening up his own canoe,德鲁伊🚏 he went into the post office. And inside there was quite a crowd. He made his way through it with Dab-Dab and in the registered mail booth he found all the animals gathered around a small black squirrel. The little creature's legs were tied with post office red tape and he seemed very frightened and miserable. Speedy and Cheapside were mounting guard over him,怀旧💠 one on each side.
"You're a water snake,怀旧🍡 then,德鲁伊🚆 I take it,wlk🌼" said the Doctor.
"The baby pig was at first terribly frightened. But when he saw how small were the men around him his fear left him. And before he got out of the soup tureen on the table he drank up all the soup. He then asked the little men who they might be. And they said:"A never-ending stream of big birds"
"Where are the oyster beds around here?" asked the Doctor.
"There goes the Dolittle fortune. My,wlk📤 but it is marvelous how money doesn't stick to that man's fingers!"
On the ship the seamen were still fighting with the gulls. The captain,怀旧🚡 seeing that no helmsman could steer the boat right with thousands of wings fluttering in his eyes,wlk📗 gave the orders to lay the ship to for a little and to get out the hose pipes. And a strong stream of water was turned on to the gulls around the helmsman,德鲁伊📂 so they could no longer get near him. Then the ship got under way again and came on toward the cape once more.
"But why?" asked the Doctor.
"How was it that you were the one chosen to bring the message?" asked the Doctor.