"I wonder who he is,工商📤" said John Dolittle. "It isn't often we have white men coming in here. I don't much like the looks of him."
Then all three men sprang on him with ropes and in a minute his arms and legs were tied and the fight was over.
Then,银行🎅 in order to deal with this wide demand for information which had been brought about by his post office,银行🏀 John Dolittle started,工商🌝 for the first time in history,年中💮 courses by correspondence for animals.
The Doctor told his pet he could be very proud of himself. For he was surely the only mouse in the world that ever won a war.
So the Doctor and Jip and Speedy-the-Skimmer sat down in the shade of the palm trees and for the first time plans for that great service which was to be known as the Swallow Mail were discussed.
And the Doctor wrote back:
"He has gone northward,工商🐢" said the Doctor. "But your ship is fast and should be able to overtake him. If he hides in some of these bays and creeks I have several birds here with me who can,2022🌕 as soon as it is light,2022🙇 seek him out for us and tell us where he is."
"What's the matter?" shouted the Doctor,时间🌹 as soon as he was near enough to make the woman hear. "Why have you come so far from the land? Don't you know that you are in great danger if a storm should come up?"
So the Emir ordered his hammock men and had himself carried to the Doctor's prison. The door was unlocked and the Emir,工商🐨 going inside,年中ℹ said to the Doctor:
"John Dolittle."The morning sun peeping in at the window of the lighthouse found the Doctor still working over the keeper where he lay at the foot of the tower stairs.
"In introducing one well-bred pig to another should you say 'Miss Virginia Ham,年中📠 "meet" Mr. Frank Footer,银行🐇' or 'Get acquainted?'
Even Zuzana stopped her wailing and turned to look. And there,2022❣ away out on the dim,时间👱 black edge of the ocean,年中🚊 they could see a tiny light.
"Doctor,工商☁" cried the gull,年中🎭 "we held off the ship as long as we could. But the stupid sailors,2022🍂 not knowing we were trying to save them,2022🍣 turned hoses on us and we had to give up. The ship is terribly near now."
"He was pulling out a loose tooth"Reaching the mouth of the river at the southern end of the lake they paused a moment before entering the mangrove swamps and looked back. And there in the distance they could just see the shape of the old turtle standing on his new island,工商🚌 watching them. They waved to him and pushed on.
For a long time Dab-Dab,2022🚵 the motherly housekeeper,2022☔ had been trying to get the Doctor to take a holiday from his post office business.
The excellent postal service continued after he left. The stamps with Koko's face on them were as various and as beautiful as ever. On the occasion of the first annual review of the Fantippo Merchant Fleet a very fine two-shilling stamp was struck in commemoration,2022🙀 showing His Majesty inspecting his new ships through a lollipop quizzing-glass. The King himself became a stamp-collector and his album was as good as a family photo-album,工商✌ containing as it did so many pictures of himself. The only awkward incident that happened in the record of the post office which the Doctor had done so much to improve was when some ardent stamp-collectors,银行🏫 wishing to make the modern stamps rare,银行♒ plotted to have the King assassinated in order that the current issues should go out of date. But the plot was happily discovered before any harm was done.
"I wonder,时间🔦" said the Doctor. "They do say he is a most unscrupulous customer. Well,2022🐓 there's nothing for it,时间💮 I suppose,工商📱 but that I should paddle back to Fantippo right away and try to find him. The post office is responsible for the loss of registered mail,年中🐭 and if Mr. Wilkins took those pearls I'm going to get them back again. But after this we will make it a post office rule that carriers of registered mail may not talk to their sisters or anyone else while on duty."
And then because so many letters were written him about good manners and proper behavior,2022🚝 he wrote a "Book of Etiquette for Animals." It is still a very famous work,工商🐀 though copies of it are rare now. But when he wrote it the Doctor printed a first edition of fifty thousand copies and sent them all out by mail in one week. It was at this time,银行🔥 too,时间📁 that he wrote and circulated another very well-known book of his called "One-Act Plays for Penguins."
But when the sparrow went all his London friends went with him and the post office was left with no city birds to attend to the city deliveries. The swallows and other birds tried their hardest to get letters around to the houses properly. But they couldn't. And before long complaints began to come in from the townspeople."He hasn't any new instruments at all. The man's a fake. All he has down there is an old barge and a whole lot of messy birds flying around."