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For a moment or two the pushmi-pullyu pawed the deck of the veranda with his dainty hoofs,刘忻🎲 as if wrapped in deep thought. Then,纹身♎ looking up with one of his heads,纹身🍩 he began speaking in a quiet voice,纹身💀 while the other coughed apologetically below the level of the tea-table.
"They found the Doctor shaving"Later in the afternoon the gull returned and with him came the great One Eye,纹身🈁 oldest of bird weather prophets.
"He can't read,纹身🗼" said the Doctor gloomily.
"But I don't understand,纹身💶" said John Dolittle. "I thought Wilkins had made off with them."
Then came a cry from the look-out,刘忻🔠 shouted orders from the captain,刘忻🔶 much blowing of whistles and ringing of bells. And just in time to save herself from a watery grave,纹身🚦 the big ship swung her nose out to sea and sailed safely past upon her way.
"'Ugh!' says the little girl,纹身🌉 clutching her brother around the neck. 'What was that,刘忻🏭 a spook?'
Paddling very,纹身⛵ very softly,刘忻🐸 he managed to get the canoe right under the bow of the ship. Then,刘忻🍐 tying his own craft so it couldn't float away,纹身🈵 he swarmed up the schooner's anchor chain and crept on to the boat on hands and knees.
"If this is an army of women,刘忻👀 Doctor,刘忻🍊 I think I know of a way to deal with them. Women are terribly afraid of mice,刘忻💬 you know. I'll just go off and collect a few in the village and see what we can do."
After hanging around a while they paddled back and told the Emir that they could find no more pearl oysters on the rocks. He sent them out to look again; but they returned with the same report.
Then the trader told him that it was not through magic in the stamps or boxes that letters traveled by mail. But proper post offices had mail-men,纹身👆 or postmen,纹身🏨 who collected the letters out of these boxes. And he went on to explain to the King all the other duties of a post office and the things that made letters go.