"Oh,品牌🐛 I think this is an awful place,品牌🌷" said Gub-Gub as they got out of the canoe. "Nothing but waves and rocks. What have you come here for,十名😟 Doctor?"
Overhead the thick jungle arched and hung like a tunnel of green. This was a good thing by day-time,排行榜🚬 as it kept the sun off better than a parasol. And in the dry stretches of river bed,排行榜🎯 where the Doctor had to carry or drag the canoe on home-made runners,沙发📼 the work was hard and shade something to be grateful for.
The creature stretched his long neck still longer and whispered in the Doctor's ear:
CHAPTER IIJohn Dolittle saw him one day,排行榜🚅 snooping around the post office,沙发🌋 looking at the notice boards and trying to find out things. But he found out nothing. And when he got back to England he said to the government:
"The white mouse would roll them down the hole"
"I knew it would,品牌🚠" said Jip. "A thing like that must have a story to it. What's the name of the story,沙发👝 Doctor?"
"A never-ending stream of big birds"
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"No,十名🌍 Speedy,排行榜🔊" said the Doctor. "See,排行榜🀄 you have an ounce weight on the pan as well as yourself. That makes you only three and a half ounces."
"The double letter boxes of Fantippo"
THE SECRET LAKE
On arriving back at the houseboat from his short and very busy holiday the Doctor was greeted joyfully by the pushmi-pullyu,十名🐧 Too-Too,品牌🌆 Cheapside and Speedy the Skimmer. King Koko also came out to greet his friend when he saw the arrival of the Doctor's canoe through a pair of opera glasses (price ten shillings and sixpence) which he had recently got from London by parcel post. And the prominent Fantippans,排行榜💄 who had missed their afternoon tea and social gossip terribly during the Postmaster's absence,排行榜💎 got into their canoes and followed the King out to the Foreign Mails Office.
And during the next week the Doctor paddled the old Chief to the rocks twice a day. A great number of oysters were fished up by the cormorants and the pearls were sorted by the Doctor,品牌🚌 put in little boxes and sent out to be sold. John Dolittle told the old Chief to keep the matter a secret and only to intrust the carrying to reliable men.
"Well,品牌🕊" said the Doctor,排行榜🚁 "I'll tell it,十名🌙 and then you can decide for yourself. Stop fidgeting,十名🔖 now,沙发🎒 and let me begin. It's getting late."
"In introducing one well-bred pig to another should you say 'Miss Virginia Ham,品牌🐠 "meet" Mr. Frank Footer,十名🌃' or 'Get acquainted?'
Dawn was beginning to show before they came in sight of the ship they sought. This made approaching the schooner without being seen extremely difficult. And the Doctor went all the way around the Island of No-Man's-Land,十名📬 so as to come upon the ship from the other side,品牌⏰ where he would not have to cross so large an open stretch of sea.
Inside the lighthouse the Doctor found the darkness blacker still. With hands outstretched before him,品牌♒ he hurried forward and the first thing he did was to stumble over a man who was lying on the floor just within the door. Without waiting to see what was the matter with him,沙发👟 the Doctor jumped over his body and began to grope his way up the winding stairs of the tower that led to the big lamp at the top.
When the lunch was over the Doctor took an armchair beside the kitchen stove and lit his pipe. "I am thinking,品牌💒" he said to the gull,十名🔊 "of starting a new department in my post office. Many of the birds who have helped me in this mail business seem to be remarkably good weather prophets. And what you have just told me about your knowledge of the sea and storms has given me the idea of opening a weather bureau."