"Well,霍思燕🎳 if it's a slave ship,霍思燕♦ it's not the one we're looking for,霍思燕🚅" said the Doctor,注销🍂 "because it's in the wrong direction. The one we're after went northward."
And the poor Doctor was dragged away by the Master-at-arms toward a stair leading to the lower decks. But at the head of the stairs he caught hold of the handrail and hung on long enough to shout back to the Captain:
"I jabbed the watchman""Would it be too much to ask you?" said the Doctor,上海📈 "to get me some souvenir from the city below the lake?"
"By morning,霍思燕🅱" said she,上海📱 "the ship of the wicked slave dealers will be many miles away and I shall never get my husband back. Alas! Alas!"
"All right,上海🍈" said the Doctor. "Do that. It will take me another four hours at least to reach Fantippo at this pace.""'Why,注销📓 it's an owl!' cries the little girl.
"Matches! Matches! Where are the matches?" screamed Dab-Dab. "The light's out and there's a ship in danger! Where are the matches kept?"
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.
"John Dolittle saw him snooping around the post office"
To the Doctor's astonishment the King choked on his lollipop and nearly fell over his chair backwards. Then he ran inside the palace and shut the door.
Then there was much rejoicing and hand-shaking and congratulation on board the warship. And a grand dinner was prepared for the slaves on the main deck. But John Dolittle,工作室🔋 Zuzana and her husband were invited to the officers' mess,霍思燕🅰 where their health was drunk in port wine and speeches were made by the Captain and the Doctor.
"Well,工作室🌝 now,注销📠 look here,上海📃 Cheapside,注销🌞" said the Doctor. "We want you to get these city deliveries straightened out for us in the town of Fantippo. Our post birds are having great difficulty finding the right houses to take letters to. You're a city-bird,注销💪 born and bred. Do you think you can help us?"
So the Emir ordered his hammock men and had himself carried to the Doctor's prison. The door was unlocked and the Emir,注销🔣 going inside,霍思燕💗 said to the Doctor:
"Great heavens!" cried the Doctor. "What a start you gave me! Come in,注销💵 come in,注销👒 and make yourself at home."
"Well,工作室🐙 for a while our plan worked splendidly. The beggar sold the things that we got in payment from the dogs and he had money to live on.
"Well,注销🚐" said the Doctor,上海😁 "I'll tell it,上海🚁 and then you can decide for yourself. Stop fidgeting,霍思燕🐜 now,工作室🏰 and let me begin. It's getting late."
Title: Doctor Dolittle's Post Office
Too-Too yawned and blinked up sleepily at the lantern hanging above his head."Well,上海🐃" said the neat little bird,霍思燕🚉 settling down on the ground at his feet,注销😯 "I've found you at last,上海🔦 Doctor. I've been hunting all over creation for you."
"Try in your waistcoat pockets,工作室📳" said Too-Too. "They were always the most interesting. You haven't turned them out since you left Puddleby. There must be lots in them."
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,上海📰 passed across the heavens and sank down into the West. And still Mudface went murmuring on,注销🚔 telling of all the wonders he had seen in days long ago,霍思燕👂 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,工作室🎌 or when the Doctor stopped him to ask a question on the natural history of antediluvian times.
"Now,注销📩 my idea,霍思燕👢 Speedy,上海📞 is this,注销🎽" said the Doctor. "Regular foreign mails are difficult for the Fantippo post office because so few boats ever call there to bring or take the mails. Now,注销📓 how would it be if you swallows did the letter carrying?"
At last,霍思燕💀 while it was still just light enough to see,霍思燕😨 the snake swung into the left and once more entered the outskirts of the mangrove swamps. Following him with difficulty in the fading light,注销🎈 the Doctor was led into a deep glady cove. At the end of this the nose of the canoe suddenly bumped into something hard. The Doctor was about to lean out to see what it was when a deep,工作室📹 deep bass voice spoke out of the gloom quite close to him.
"He held scribbling classes for the animals"