The King listened attentively and understood how his post office had been at fault. And he invited the Doctor to come ashore with Zuzana and Begwe and arrange the post office for him and put it in order so it would work properly.
"I jabbed the watchman"
THE DOCTOR'S RECEPTION ON THE WARSHIP
"The English climate's all right,家电🍚" put in Cheapside,中国😇 his feathers ruffling up for a fight. "Don't you get turning up your long nautical nose at England,家电🌽 my lad. What do you call this 'ere? A climate? Well,家电🐎 I should call it a Turkish bath. In England we like variety in our climate. And we get it. That's why Englishmen 'ave such 'earty red faces. 'Ere the poor creatures turn black."In the meantime the Emir,中国🐅 celebrating victory in his palace,五金🍒 gave orders that the Harmattan Rocks,中国🐲 which were now to be called the Royal Ellebubu Pearl Fisheries,家电☝ would henceforth be his exclusive,五金➕ private property,中国👊 and no trespassing would be allowed. And he sent out six special men with orders to take over the islands and to bring all the pearls to him.
"But how do you know all this,五金🛃" asked the Doctor,中国📌 "if nobody has ever been there to see if it's true or not?"
But,家电🏪 alas! when he turned again to the letter to see where the turtle lived,中国👂 he could find nothing to give a clue to his whereabouts! The mysterious writer who had seen the Flood,家电📇 Noah and the Ark had forgotten to give his address!
Without a word the Doctor sped on up the winding steps of the tower. Round and round he went,中国🌽 upward,中国🦢 till he was ready to drop from dizziness."All this time I was following them secretly and noiselessly overhead. At last the children sat down and the little girl said:
They found an air of quiet but great excitement there. Each gunner was leaning on his gun,中国😴 aiming it,五金🚨 watching the enemy's ship in the distance and waiting for the order to fire. The poor man who had been mobbed by his fellows was still almost in tears at his own stupid mistake.
"Come on,五金📙" he cried. "We must find the kitchen. That canary will know where the matches are kept. Find the kitchen!"
Well,中国😠 everyone in turn,五金🔅 the pushmi-pullyu,五金🏪 Cheapside,家电🔹 Too-Too,五金🍨 Quip-the-Carrier,家电🔅 all the swallows,家电🚇 any stray birds who were living in the neighborhood,中国👻 even a pair of rats who had taken up their residence in the houseboat,中国♈ were cross-examined by the Doctor or Speedy.
"That's the main trouble with sailors,家电🐸 Doctor. They don't know winds the way they ought. They can tell a northeast wind from a west wind. And a strong one from a weak one. And that's about all. But when you've spent most of your life,五金🚳 the way we have,家电🎊 flying among the winds,中国👠 using them to climb on,家电🚦 to swoop on and to hover on,家电♒ you get to know that there's a lot more to a wind besides its direction and its strength. How often it puffs upward or downward,家电🏨 how often it grows weak or grows strong,五金🔌 will tell you,家电🎥 if you know the science of winds,五金🚈 a whole lot."
"Gosh!" growled Jip.
"Good luck!" cried John Dolittle. "You're the very fellow I want. Would you be so good as to run around behind my back and gnaw this beastly rope? It's hurting my wrists.""Look here,中国🍍 Jip,五金🍧" said John Dolittle,家电🔡 "you said you got this bone from No-Man's-Land. Did you see any dragons there?"
Dab-Dab screwed up her eyes and peered at it closely.
"You said something about a message you had for Dab-Dab,中国🚎 I think,中国🔵" peeped the white mouse's voice from the darkness of the corner.
"'Oh,家电📪 yes,家电🌑' I said,中国🀄 'I know. I've seen pavement artists before.'"In the jungle Obombo made speeches"
"That's a little idea of my own,家电🔮" said the Sparrow. "We'll 'ave one box for the bills and one for sure-enough letters. You see,中国📈 people are so disappointed when they 'ear the postman's knock and come to the door,家电🐠 expecting to find a nice letter from a friend or news that money's been left them and all they get is a bill from the tailor. But if we have two boxes on each door,五金🚝 one marked 'Bills,中国🚥' and the other 'Letters,家电😆' the postman can put all the bills in one box and the honest letters in the other. As I said,家电♿ it's a little idea of my own. We might as well be real up-to-date. What do you think of it?"
"Go away,五金❌" said she,五金📙 "and leave me to my sorrow. Haven't you white men done me enough harm?"
"Dear me!" muttered the Doctor,中国📱 paddling harder than ever,五金🐒 "I wonder what can have happened?"
"They're not your pearl fisheries,家电🚖 you black-faced ruffian,五金🏢" 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."