"The Doctor gave the king a cup of China tea"
"The Doctor cut off all my fur"
The Emir stared at the prisoner open-mouthed,什么🚑 speechless with astonishment. Now,材质📃 the day before this he had heard for the first time the story of the rout of the Amazons. The Emir had refused to believe it. But now he began to feel that anything might be true about this man.
"What's a strike?" asked Gub-Gub.
"This she did,皮革💻 and the results were excellent. The rats departed in a body and the old horse's corn-bin was left undisturbed. Then she disappeared and for several nights I saw nothing of her. So one evening I thought it would be only decent of me to call at her farm down the Oxenthorpe Road,什么🌗 to thank her.
"Do any other animals live here?" asked the Doctor.
"I have told you,材质🍎" said the Doctor,皮革🆒 "that I don't desire any further conversation with you. Not a single pearl shall you ever get from the Harmattan Fisheries."
"Yes,材质👄 thanks,什么😊" said John Dolittle.
"How much further have we got to go?" asked the Doctor,什么📅 rinsing the mud off his hat in a pool.
On arriving back at the houseboat from his short and very busy holiday the Doctor was greeted joyfully by the pushmi-pullyu,材质🍱 Too-Too,材质💈 Cheapside and Speedy the Skimmer. King Koko also came out to greet his friend when he saw the arrival of the Doctor's canoe through a pair of opera glasses (price ten shillings and sixpence) which he had recently got from London by parcel post. And the prominent Fantippans,皮革🏫 who had missed their afternoon tea and social gossip terribly during the Postmaster's absence,什么👲 got into their canoes and followed the King out to the Foreign Mails Office.
Then Speedy whispered in the Doctor's ear:From that the Doctor went on to explain to the King,材质💪 that much as he loved Fantippo and its people,材质➰ he had many things to attend to in England and must now be thinking of going home. And of course as none of the natives could talk bird-language,皮革⛪ the Swallow Mail would have to be replaced by the ordinary kind of post office.
"'What on earth is that?' he asked.
"Those must have been some other stolen pearls,材质🍈 Doctor,材质😈" said Dab-Dab. "Let's take a look at the ones Jip has."
"Oh,什么🐷 surely,材质💷" said the Doctor. "He discovered America in 1492."
"'Oh,什么💪 I think this is an awful place!'"
"'Good evening,什么❓' says I. 'It's a fine night!'"But I don't understand,材质🛅" said John Dolittle. "I thought Wilkins had made off with them."
And he had printed forms made,什么🔥 called "Things a Young Rabbit Should Know,材质👄" "The Care of Feet in Frosty Weather,皮革📩" etc.,材质🌗 etc. These he sent out by mail in thousands.
"I think I'll stop in at the post office before I return to Chief Nyam-Nyam's country,皮革😨" said the Doctor. "There's nothing more I can do about the pearls,皮革📓 I suppose. But I'd like to see if everything else is going all right."
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He agreed with the Doctor that the idea of a bird weather bureau was quite a possible thing and would lead to much better weather reports than had so far been possible. Then for a whole hour and a half he gave the Doctor a lecture on winds. Every word of this John Dolittle wrote down in a notebook.
Next Cheapside,皮革👆 grumbling in a sleepy chirp,材质📇 brought his head out from under his wing,什么🐂 gave the muddy scenery one look and popped it back again.
Later in the afternoon the gull returned and with him came the great One Eye,皮革🚂 oldest of bird weather prophets.
The Doctor squirmed his arms and wrists and presently his hands were free.