"Now it happened one day,王菲🐧 when I was wandering around in the country outside the town,迷魂👄 that I met a most conceited spaniel. He passed me with his nose turned up in the air in such a cheeky manner that I said to him,王菲⚓ I said: 'What makes you so stuck up?'
John Dolittle had thought that he and his friends had gone home to London. But they hadn't. They knew the Doctor would need them and they had just hung around outside the town. And then the Doctor,迷魂🔻 after lecturing Cheapside again about politeness,王菲🙊 gave him back his job.
"I hope to do a little pearl fishing,王菲🚠" said John Dolittle. "But first I must see the spoonbill and give her this registered package. Dab-Dab,王菲🔤 would you please try to find her for me? With so many millions of sea birds around,简谱🍦 myself,简谱🎨 I wouldn't know how to begin to look for her."
"The houseboat post office of No-Man's-Land"
"That will be splendid,简谱📀" said the Doctor. "I think your friend should be very helpful to us."The next day after Cheapside had had a good sleep to rest up from his long journey the Doctor took the London sparrow to show him around the town of Fantippo.
"In popped the head of an enormous snake"
"What is the fastest foreign mail delivery ever made by any post office anywhere in the world?"
Then the two of them went stumbling around in the darkness,简谱📎 feeling the walls,简谱♍ and presently they came upon a low door,迷魂🚃 opened it and fell headlong down a short flight of steps that led to the lighthouse kitchen. This was a little underground room,王菲🍲 like a cellar,简谱🎈 cut out of the rock on which the lighthouse stood. If there was any fire or stove in it it had long since gone out,王菲💐 for the darkness here was as black as anywhere else. But as soon as the door had opened,王菲👠 the trills of the song bird grew louder.
And the seagull spread his wings and flew away toward the land,迷魂🎉 calling the same cry as the Doctor had heard through the post office window.
Fastening up his own canoe,迷魂😑 he went into the post office. And inside there was quite a crowd. He made his way through it with Dab-Dab and in the registered mail booth he found all the animals gathered around a small black squirrel. The little creature's legs were tied with post office red tape and he seemed very frightened and miserable. Speedy and Cheapside were mounting guard over him,简谱🚕 one on each side.
Now,迷魂🍰 one evening not long after the Golden Jays had gone west,迷魂🚌 the Doctor was writing letters in the post office by the light of a candle. It was late and all the animals were fast asleep long ago. Presently while he wrote he heard a sound a long way off,简谱🚔 coming through the open window at his elbow. He put down his pen and listened.