"'Go and see the Doctor,中国💜' said my brother.
Then the Doctor and the leaders agreed upon a regular kind of simple,排名🔆 easy writing for all birds to use,中国📌 so that the addresses on the envelopes could be understood and read by the post birds. And at last John Dolittle sent them off home again,培训机构📭 to instruct their relatives in this new writing and reading and explain to all the birds of all the world how the post office was going to work and how much good he hoped it would do for the education and betterment of the Animal Kingdom. Then he went home and had a good sleep.
"The fall of the year 1492 was a stormy season. Gales and squalls were blowing up all the time and we did not get started on our trip until the second week in October. My ancestor had been the leader of the flock for a long time. But he had grown sort of old and feeble and a younger bird was elected in his place to lead the Golden Jays to Venezuela that year. The new leader was a conceited youngster,月嫂🌕 and because he had been chosen he thought he knew everything about navigation and weather and sea crossings.Now,月嫂📧 it happened one day that the Doctor came to the post office,月嫂💾 as usual,培训机构😚 at nine o'clock in the morning. (He had to get there at that time,中国💣 because if he didn't the postmen didn't start working.) And outside the post office he found Jip,中国🚵 gnawing a bone on the pavement. Something curious about the bone struck the Doctor,中国📃 who was,培训机构➿ of course,月嫂🚼 being a naturalist,排名🚉 quite a specialist in bones. He asked Jip to let him look at it.
And then began a most exciting sea race. It was now two o'clock in the afternoon and there were not many hours of daylight left.
Then King Koko again begged him to take charge of the post office and try to get it running in proper order. And the Doctor said he would see what he could do. And,月嫂🚤 going into the post office,排名💝 he took off his coat and set to work.
Then,中国🚤 with Jip's and Dab-Dab's help,培训机构🌌 he constructed a very comfortable basket-work hammock out of willow wands and fastened it between two larger mangroves. Into this he climbed and drew the blanket over him. Although the trees leaned down toward the water with his weight,培训机构💎 they were quite strong and their bendiness acted like good bed springs.
"'Oh,中国♦ yes,月嫂🈂' I said,月嫂💼 'I know. I've seen pavement artists before.'
"I leapt as I have never leapt before"
"'How ever did you find your way,排名👉 Willie?' asked the mother,排名🚂 wiping away her tears and smiling all over.
"When I was born I was one of seven twins. But all my brothers and sisters were ordinary mouse color and I alone out of the whole family was white. My color worried my mother and father a great deal. They said I was so conspicuous and would certainly,排名🔏 as soon as I left the nest,月嫂🚼 get caught by the first owl or cat that came along.
So off they went. And when they had come to the best place on the shore the Doctor took off his clothes and,培训机构🔏 tying them up in a bundle,月嫂🚆 he fastened them on his head,中国📦 with the precious high hat on the top of all. Then he waded into the surf and,排名🆒 with Jip beside him,月嫂🍋 started swimming for the island.
Then the Doctor and Zuzana started to paddle their canoe for all they were worth in the direction of the light. The night was calm,中国❗ but the long swell of the ocean swung the little canoe up and down like a seesaw and it needed all Zuzana's skill to keep it in a straight line.
"Dear me,月嫂🚃" said John Dolittle. "Robbing the mails; that's a serious thing. I wonder who could have done it?""Who is Cheapside?" asked Speedy.
"The gull took a fresh piece of toast"
"Well,培训机构👞 right from the start we did a roaring trade. All the dogs for miles around heard of us and came to hire bones. And we would charge them according to the length of time they wanted to hire them. For instance,培训机构🐇 you could rent a good ham bone for one day for a candlestick or a hair brush; for three days for a violin or an umbrella. And if you wanted your bone for a whole week you had to bring us a suit of clothes in payment.
John Dolittle steered the boat up closer still and continued to talk to the woman in a kindly way. But she seemed for a long time to mistrust him because he was a white man. Little by little,中国🐇 however,培训机构🐄 the Doctor won her confidence and at last,月嫂📼 still weeping bitterly,中国🎏 she told him her story."'Look! Look what you've done to me now!' I cried. 'It isn't even a navy blue. You've made me just hideous!'
So the Doctor's boat was now turned into a nesting ship for the swallows. Calmly she stood at anchor in the quiet waters of Fantippo harbor,排名👕 while thousands and thousands of swallows built their nests in her rigging,排名🍂 in her ventilators,排名🐽 in her portholes and in every crack and corner of her.
"Well,中国😐 you see,培训机构☎" said the swallow,月嫂🚆 lifting his right leg and showing a tiny red ribbon made of corn silk tied about his ankle,培训机构💤 "I got this for it."
"In introducing one well-bred pig to another should you say 'Miss Virginia Ham,月嫂📋 "meet" Mr. Frank Footer,培训机构🚼' or 'Get acquainted?'
In a short while the man grew strong enough to stand on his feet. Then,排名❓ with the Doctor's help,月嫂🏤 he walked as far as the kitchen,排名🔏 where John Dolittle and Dab-Dab made him comfortable in an armchair,培训机构🎠 lit the stove and cooked his breakfast for him.