"Thank you,excel🈶" said the gull. "I am feeling kind of peckish myself. You are very kind. This is the first time I've eaten ship's food inside a ship."
The morning sun peeping in at the window of the lighthouse found the Doctor still working over the keeper where he lay at the foot of the tower stairs.
"But where are the rest of your people?" asked the Doctor. "I thought you said that many of you had swum out to rescue us.""The baby spoonbills want them,图片🐌" said John Dolittle. "Why should I take them away from them?"
So the Doctor and Jip and Speedy-the-Skimmer sat down in the shade of the palm trees and for the first time plans for that great service which was to be known as the Swallow Mail were discussed.Another thing in which the Doctor's post office was peculiar was its pens. Most post offices,文字📝 the Doctor had found,excel🚗 always had abominably bad pens that spluttered and scratched and wouldn't write. In fact very many post offices even nowadays seem to pride themselves on their bad pens. But the Doctor saw to it that his pens were of the very best quality. Of course,编辑📲 in those times there were no steel pens. Only quills were used. And John Dolittle got the albatrosses and the seagulls to keep for him their tail feathers which fell out in the moulting season. And of course,文字🎸 with such a lot of quills to choose from,文字🌆 it was easy to have the best pens in the post office.
"Then,何在♿ rubbing out the whole picture,excel🕊 George Morland re-drew it in his way. And it was so lifelike you could nearly hear the cat lapping up the milk.
As the pushmi-pullyu was now quite ready to leave,excel🌂 the Doctor thanked the swallows and told them he would be delighted to have their company. Then for the remainder of that day all was hustle and hurry and bustle,编辑🌒 getting the ship provisioned and making preparations for the long trip back to England.
"I know!" cried Jip,编辑👬 "write to the Cats'-Meat-Man."
Then when King Koko had got his mail-men,excel🐨 the Royal Fantippo post office began really working. Letters were collected from the boxes at street corners and sent off when ships called; and incoming mail was delivered at the doors of the houses in Fantippo three times a day. The post office became the busiest place in town.
"By the way,excel📕 what really became of her?" asked the Doctor. "The natives believe she was turned into a dragon,图片🐾 you know."