The Doctor squirmed his arms and wrists and presently his hands were free.
When he woke up the Doctor found himself lying at the bottom of his own canoe,分析📍 with Dab-Dab tugging at the ropes which bound his wrists to get him free.
By the time the Doctor had done,火影忍者🐖 all his party,作品✳ excepting Too-Too,分析🎸 had fallen asleep. It was only when he heard Jip suddenly snore from the hammock that he realized how late it was. As he blew out the candles again he found that it was very dark,分析🍐 for now the moon had set. He climbed into bed and drew the blankets over him.
But at last,作品🔭 after a tremendous lot of work,分析😥 copying out afresh,分析🍀 guessing and discussing,作品☀ the meaning of the extraordinary letter was pieced together,分析🚳 and this is what it said:
But not one hit the slave ship. Splash! Splash! Splash! They fell harmlessly into the water.
"Aye,分析🙌 aye,作品🔪 sir,作品🌷" said the master-at-arms. And before the Doctor knew it he had handcuffs fastened firmly on his wrists.
And going to the door,作品🚐 he called in the bird who had carried the registered package.
Then,火影忍者🌓 in order to deal with this wide demand for information which had been brought about by his post office,分析🍉 John Dolittle started,分析🎉 for the first time in history,分析😧 courses by correspondence for animals.
"I think it might be all right,火影忍者🐔" said Speedy,火影忍者🌕 "if we can get the other birds to go in with us on the idea."
This time the officers all burst out laughing and tapped their foreheads knowingly,分析🐓 to show they thought the Doctor was crazy. And the Captain,分析🔥 thinking he was being made a fool of,分析✅ flew into a rage once more and was all for having the Doctor arrested again.
But no one had seen the letter arrive; no one could tell what day or hour it had come; no one could guess how it got into the pile of the Doctor's mails; no one knew anything about it. It was one of those little post office mysteries that are always cropping up even in the best-run mail systems.
However,作品⚠ the crafty Bones,火影忍者🚂 with so big a start,作品💆 was not easy to overtake. And soon the sun began to set and the Captain frowned and stamped his feet. For with darkness he knew his enemy would be safe.
CHAPTER XI"With the greatest of pleasure,作品👜" said the cormorant.
"These things added a good deal of jolliness to the meal and some of them were very clever inventions. Why,火影忍者📍 they even had a speaking tube for things you are not allowed to mention at table."
On his arrival at the post office the Doctor was given his usual warm reception by the king and dignitaries of Fantippo who paddled out from the town to welcome him back.Then the Captain,作品📭 who a moment before was all for punishing the man who had fired without orders,分析🚶 wanted to know who it was that aimed that marvelous shot which brought the slaver to a standstill. And the Doctor was going to tell him it was Speedy. But the Skimmer whispered in his ear:
"And that,火影忍者🍀 John Dolittle,分析🐈 is the end of the story of the Flood by one who saw it with his own eyes."
"What's the matter?" shouted the Doctor,火影忍者🎉 as soon as he was near enough to make the woman hear. "Why have you come so far from the land? Don't you know that you are in great danger if a storm should come up?""That's true,分析🆎" said the Doctor. "I suppose I must be getting on to England soon. But the Fantippans were honestly pleased to see us,火影忍者⬛ weren't they? And,火影忍者🐟 after all,分析❇ Africa is a nice country,火影忍者👫 now,分析🐇 isn't it?"
"They're not your pearl fisheries,火影忍者🍶 you black-faced ruffian,分析💅" said the Doctor. "You stole them from poor old Nyam-Nyam. The pearls were fished for by diving birds. But the birds are honest and will work only for honest people. Why don't you have windows in your prisons? You ought to be ashamed of yourself."