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"This cormorant,眼睛🚴 Doctor,眼睛🏫" said she,赵作钧👔 "fished up that pile of oysters."
This made the kingdom of Fantippo much richer and more important than it had been before,眼睛🙆 of course. And a large grant of money was given by the King to the Foreign Mails post office,赵作钧🐙 which was used by the Doctor in making the houseboat better and bigger.
"Maybe it's a cow's bone,眼睛💷" said he.
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"John Dolittle saw him snooping around the post office"
"Let us not listen to this forward young man. It is far better that we abide the white man's promise and see what comes. He is a man of deeds,眼睛🌐 not words. Did he not put the Amazons to flight with a magic mouse that lives in his pocket? Let us side with the white man and the venerable Nyam-Nyam,赵作钧💶 who has ruled us with kindness for so long. Obombo would but lead us into war,眼睛🍖 and bring us to greater poverty still."
Still another thing in which the Doctor's post office was different from all others was the gum used on the stamps. The supply of gum which the King had been using for his stamps ran short and the Doctor had to set about discovering and making a new kind. And after a good deal of experiment he invented a gum made of licorice,怎么样🏦 which dried quickly and worked very well. But,怎么样🚺 as I have said,赵作钧📨 the Fantippans were very fond of sweetmeats. And soon after the new gum was put into use the post office was crowded with people buying stamps by the hundred.
Then Jip barked his loudest,眼睛💸 hoping that possibly Dab-Dab might hear him on the mainland and fly out and bring help. But,眼睛🙈 of course,怎么样💐 they were much too far from the town for anyone to hear.
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"'We are The Cook Goblins. We live under the ground and we spend half our time inventing new things to eat and the other half in eating them. The noise you heard coming out of the hole was us singing our food hymns. We always sing food hymns whenever we are preparing particularly fine dishes.'"Build windows in the prison at once,赵作钧🚾" the Emir said to the guards.