THE VOYAGE DELAYED
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The excellent postal service continued after he left. The stamps with Koko's face on them were as various and as beautiful as ever. On the occasion of the first annual review of the Fantippo Merchant Fleet a very fine two-shilling stamp was struck in commemoration,为什么📅 showing His Majesty inspecting his new ships through a lollipop quizzing-glass. The King himself became a stamp-collector and his album was as good as a family photo-album,大佬📷 containing as it did so many pictures of himself. The only awkward incident that happened in the record of the post office which the Doctor had done so much to improve was when some ardent stamp-collectors,大佬🗽 wishing to make the modern stamps rare,蓝洁🎉 plotted to have the King assassinated in order that the current issues should go out of date. But the plot was happily discovered before any harm was done.
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"Couldn't you use the houses of Fantippo?" asked the Doctor.