"I'll see what I can do for you,结局⬛ Doc,结局🏭" said the Sparrow,结局🎿 "after I've taken a look around this 'eathen town of yours. But first I want a bath. I'm all heat up from flying under a broiling sun. Ain't you got no puddles round here for a bird to take a bath in?"
"Cheapside is a London sparrow,视频🈺" said the Doctor,西游记🌉 "who visits me every summer in Puddleby. The rest of the year he lives around St. Paul's Cathedral. He builds his nest in St. Edmund's left ear."
"Gracious,结局⚫ Cheapside!" said the Doctor,视频🏥 laughing. "It makes me quite homesick for England to hear your Cockney chirp."
"It's all right,视频🌑" said the Doctor. "The light has been lit. And it's nearly day now. Here,西游记🍈 drink this. Then you'll feel better."
"Yes,西游记💞" the snake agreed. "They're going to Junganyika. It is the feeding ground of great flocks of wild geese.""He was pulling out a loose tooth"
Then for a good hour and a half the faithful housekeeper fished up oyster after oyster and brought them to the Doctor on the island. He and the animals found opening them quite exciting work,西游记🍘 because you never knew what you might discover. But nothing was found in the shells but fat oysters and thin oysters.
"If this is an army of women,视频📆 Doctor,西游记🔞 I think I know of a way to deal with them. Women are terribly afraid of mice,视频👋 you know. I'll just go off and collect a few in the village and see what we can do."
"Oh,视频🚓 quite,结局✔ quite. I understand perfectly,结局♊" said the Doctor,西游记🐇 poking salt into his egg with a bone egg-spoon. "I am dreadfully sorry. But why didn't Speedy bring the message himself?""What monkey business have you done to my pearl fisheries,西游记➖ you white-faced villain?"
"All right,视频🍫" said Dab-Dab. "But it may take me a little time. There are several islands and quite a number of spoonbills. I shall have to make inquiries and find out which one sent you the pearls."
Well,西游记🐱 when breakfast had been disposed of the Doctor sharpened his pencil,结局🔨 got out a notebook and,结局💺 telling Too-Too to listen carefully,结局🐪 in case he should miss anything,结局💓 he asked the turtle to begin the story of the Flood.
Out in the open great banks of gray mist rolled and joined and separated as the wailing wind pushed them fretfully hither and thither over the face of the waters.
PROLOGUE"Make one!" cried the turtle. "How would you go about it?"
Then the Captain,视频🚵 who a moment before was all for punishing the man who had fired without orders,视频📞 wanted to know who it was that aimed that marvelous shot which brought the slaver to a standstill. And the Doctor was going to tell him it was Speedy. But the Skimmer whispered in his ear:
"No,视频🎉" said the Doctor,西游记🔱 "I mean the swallows who are going back to England for the summer. They very kindly offered to guide my ship home. They're friends of mine,视频🆕 you see."
"'That's for you to climb out by,西游记💈 after you've taken a bath. For you to go abroad in Summer with a coat like yours would mean certain death. So I'm going to dye you black.'
"When I had brought the children right up to this house their mother and father made a tremendous fuss,结局📲 weeping over them,结局💧 as though they had been saved from some terrible danger. In my opinion grown-up humans are even more stupid than the young ones. You'd think,西游记🚢 from the way that mother and father carried on,结局🔫 that those children had been wrecked on a desert island or something,结局💔 instead of spending a couple of hours in the pleasant woods.
"Because it has never been visited by man since the Flood,结局📳" said the giant reptile. "You will be the first to see it. We who live in it boast that we bathe daily in the original water of the Flood. For before the Forty Days' Rain came it was not there,西游记🈺 they say. But when the Flood passed away this part of the world never dried up. And so it has remained,视频💚 guarded by these wide mangrove swamps,结局🗻 ever since."Now,西游记🐮 Speedy-the-Skimmer,西游记💙 as soon as the race had begun,西游记⌛ had come on to the warship to take a rest. And he happened to be talking to the Doctor when the order to man the guns came down from the Captain. So the Doctor and Speedy went below to watch the guns being fired.
When Dab-Dab entered the postmaster's office with the milk she found John Dolittle reading the letter. Looking at the floor,结局🏠 she gave a squawk of disgust.
And in the meantime he went back and continued the work of getting the domestic mail service in good running order at the post office at Fantippo.
"Not at all,西游记💌" said Jip. "Look here,视频✏ Doctor,结局🌁 if we can't raise a canoe,结局🔧 let's you and I swim out to the island. It's not over a mile and a half and we're both good swimmers.""They're not your pearl fisheries,西游记🚱 you black-faced ruffian,西游记🍙" said the Doctor. "You stole them from poor old Nyam-Nyam. The pearls were fished for by diving birds. But the birds are honest and will work only for honest people. Why don't you have windows in your prisons? You ought to be ashamed of yourself."
"Aye,视频🐀 aye,结局🏫 sir,视频🚒" said the master-at-arms. And before the Doctor knew it he had handcuffs fastened firmly on his wrists.
"Then a peculiar thing happened. Sir Timothy,西游记😇 who had always so far seemed too weak to walk,西游记📙 got right out of his wheel chair and,西游记🎀 waving his ear trumpet wildly,结局☺ ran around all over the sanitarium,结局😾 making speeches to the other invalids,西游记🙌 saying how shamefully he had been treated and calling on them to strike for their rights.
"'Who is your master?' I said. 'Anybody would think you were going to paint the portrait yourself.'
"After that the beggar's dog and I became great friends. I found that his master had only one leg and was very,视频📌 very old.