"Is it a good story?" asked Gub-Gub.
"Why,二十三📱 Cheapside!" cried John Dolittle. "At last you've come. My,二十三🎏 but it's good to see you! Did you have a pleasant journey?"People who have written the history of the Kingdom of Fantippo all devote several chapters to a mysterious white man who in a very short space of time made enormous improvements in the mail,二十三💷 the communications,二十三🚺 the shipping,二十三🔨 the commerce,二十三🏤 the education and the general prosperity of the country. Indeed it was through John Dolittle's quiet influence that King Koko's reign came to be looked upon as the Golden Age in Fantippan history. A wooden statue still stands in the market-place to his memory.
At last they found one very old boatman who loved chatting so much that,二十三🌍 although he got terribly scared when John Dolittle mentioned No-Man's-Land,二十三😠 he finally told the Doctor the reason for all this extraordinary behavior.
"'Well,二十三🍎 it was some cat,二十三👛' says the boy. 'He must be right around here somewhere,二十三🚶 because he led us almost up to the door.'
"Well,二十三😊 you see,二十三🐄" said John Dolittle,二十三🍸 "I think we might,二十三⏳ because we could use the mail service for the birds themselves,二十三👻 and the animals,二十三🚆 too,二十三🔓 to send their letters by,二十三🍃 as well as the Fantippans."
The Doctor comforted her as best he could,二十三📝 saying that if he failed he would get her another husband,二十三🍣 just as good. But she didn't seem to care for that idea and went on wailing,二十三📇 "Alas! Alas!"
The candles were lighted again and after the carvings had been cleaned the Doctor examined them with great care and even made sketches of some of them in his notebook.
"Why?" asked the Doctor,二十三🍃 pushing the breakfast tray off his knees and punching the pillows into shape.