One morning in the first week of the return voyage when John Dolittle and his animals were all sitting at breakfast round the big table in the cabin,班务🍐 one of the swallows came down and said that he wanted to speak to the Doctor.
Paddling very,计划📷 very softly,班务🚂 he managed to get the canoe right under the bow of the ship. Then,班务ℹ tying his own craft so it couldn't float away,计划💢 he swarmed up the schooner's anchor chain and crept on to the boat on hands and knees.
"Oh,怎么🎺 yes,班务👞" said John Dolittle. "All in good time,计划🔶 Dab-Dab."
"In introducing one well-bred pig to another should you say 'Miss Virginia Ham,计划💵 "meet" Mr. Frank Footer,怎么😶' or 'Get acquainted?'
The King listened attentively and understood how his post office had been at fault. And he invited the Doctor to come ashore with Zuzana and Begwe and arrange the post office for him and put it in order so it would work properly.
"Not at all,怎么🔨" said the turtle. "I'll go down and try to get you something right away."
So Dab-Dab flew away over the sea and John Dolittle continued to paddle his canoe bravely forward.
"Then,怎么🐖" said he,班务👴 "I went a little further off,班务👴 still taking great care that I shouldn't be seen,班务🔶 and I meowed again.
"Take him below!" roared the Captain. "Take him below before I kill him."
"We married her off,计划🚊" said the great creature,计划💳 nibbling idly at a lily stalk. "We couldn't stand her here,怎么🍁 any more than the King could. You never heard anybody talk so in all your life. Yes,怎么◾ we carried her one dark night by sea far down the coast of Africa and left her at the palace door of a deaf king,怎么🐞 who ruled over a small country south of the Congo River. He married her. Of course,怎么👀 being deaf,班务🏤 he didn't mind her everlasting chatter in the least."
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And he realized now,班务🔹 as he listened to Zuzana,班务🏠 what was wrong with the Fantippo post office and why she had never got an answer to the letter which would have saved her husband from slavery.