"Oh,巨蟒🌙 surely,泰坦📨" said the Doctor. "He discovered America in 1492."
"There isn't any other place I like as well,巨蟒🙌" said Mudface. "It's so hard to find a country where you're not disturbed these days."After some persuasion the Doctor consented to this proposal feeling that perhaps he could do some good. Little did he realize what great labors and strange adventures he was taking upon himself as he got into the canoe with the King,视频☑ Begwe and Zuzana to be paddled to the town of Fantippo.
"The gull took a fresh piece of toast"
"Well,泰坦😤 for what parts of the world do you want to know the weather,视频📇 Doctor?" asked the gull. "If it's just for Fantippo or West Africa it will be easy as pie. All you ever get here is tornadoes. The rest of the year is just frying heat. But if you want to prophesy the weather for the Straits of Magellan or Nova Zembla or those countries where they have all sorts of fancy weathers,泰坦✈ it will be a different matter. Even prophesying the weather for England would keep you busy. Myself,视频📌 I never thought that the weather itself knew what it was going to do next in England."
"If this is an army of women,巨蟒🚐 Doctor,霸王龙💨 I think I know of a way to deal with them. Women are terribly afraid of mice,巨蟒😺 you know. I'll just go off and collect a few in the village and see what we can do."
Now,视频🚺 Speedy-the-Skimmer,视频😸 as soon as the race had begun,视频🚒 had come on to the warship to take a rest. And he happened to be talking to the Doctor when the order to man the guns came down from the Captain. So the Doctor and Speedy went below to watch the guns being fired.
And the frightened minister moved back among the crowd so the Doctor's evil gaze could not fall upon his face.
"'What's the matter,泰坦👬 Jip?' said he. 'House on fire or something?'
"Where are they bound for,霸王龙🍂 Speedy?" asked the Doctor. "My notebook's in the safe.""'We are The Cook Goblins. We live under the ground and we spend half our time inventing new things to eat and the other half in eating them. The noise you heard coming out of the hole was us singing our food hymns. We always sing food hymns whenever we are preparing particularly fine dishes.'
But the next day the rowdy little sparrow threw a bottle of post office ink over the royal white peacock when he came to the houseboat with the King to take tea. Then the Doctor discharged Cheapside again.
"How much further have we got to go?" asked the Doctor,霸王龙⛵ rinsing the mud off his hat in a pool.
"Oh,泰坦🐾 no,视频📎" said the Doctor,大战📩 "thank you. I have a house and garden."When it was possible to see,泰坦🎱 however,泰坦🍥 the Doctor found that most of Chief Nyam-Nyam's people had fled off into the jungle; and the Amazons,视频👘 in thousands,霸王龙🚁 were just going through the village,泰坦🍍 taking anything they fancied. The Doctor tried to argue with them,霸王龙📝 but they merely laughed at him.
"What are you going to say to Wilkins,视频🎥 Doctor?" asked Dab-Dab as the canoe glided along over the moonlit sea. "It's a pity you haven't got a pistol or something like that. He looks a desperate character and he isn't likely to give up the pearls without a fight."
"'What's that for?' I asked.
"They are very fond of acorns,视频🌓" said Speedy.The work,视频🍒 the Skimmer calculated,泰坦🍜 would take three days. All birds had been ordered to pick up a stone or a pebble or a pinch of sand from the seashore on their way and bring it with them. The larger birds (who would carry stones) were to come first,泰坦🚊 then the middle-sized birds and then the little ones with sand.
Cheapside had been right. Although it did not take a fortnight to tell it did take a very full day. Slowly and evenly the sun rose out of the East,视频📡 passed across the heavens and sank down into the West. And still Mudface went murmuring on,霸王龙💚 telling of all the wonders he had seen in days long ago,泰坦🍪 while the Doctor's pencil wiggled untiringly over the pages of his notebook. The only interruptions were when the turtle paused to lean down and moisten his long throat with the muddy water of the lake,霸王龙🔭 or when the Doctor stopped him to ask a question on the natural history of antediluvian times.