And later,婚礼📃 after the nesting was all over,农村🐞 there were more than twice as many birds as there were before,举办🏀 of course. And you simply couldn't get on to the ship for the tons and tons of mud on her.
Suddenly an officer shouted "Fire!" And with a crash that shook the ship from stem to stern eight big cannon balls went whistling out across the water.
Then when King Koko had got his mail-men,举办🌗 the Royal Fantippo post office began really working. Letters were collected from the boxes at street corners and sent off when ships called; and incoming mail was delivered at the doors of the houses in Fantippo three times a day. The post office became the busiest place in town.
"Oh,农村⚽ hulloa,多少👚 Speedy,多少🔥" said the Doctor. "Glad to see you. Did you want me for something?"When the Doctor told this to the Captain the man-o'-war changed her course still closer inshore,举办📚 to keep behind the cover of the long cape. All the sailors were warned to keep very quiet,农村📖 so the navy ship could sneak up on the slaver unawares.
"Dear me,多少🐥" said John Dolittle. "Robbing the mails; that's a serious thing. I wonder who could have done it?"
And soon money began to pour into the country from the pearl fishing business which the Doctor had established and the people were prosperous and had all the food they wanted.
With a flap of her wings,举办🍑 Dab-Dab flew right through the open window and was gone into the night,婚礼🌏 while the Doctor grabbed his little black medicine bag and,举办🙆 calling to the gull to follow him,多少🔯 ran down to the other end of the houseboat,多少♏ untied the canoe and jumped in. Then he pushed off,举办📬 headed around the island of No-Man's-Land and paddled for all he was worth for the seaward end of Cape Stephen.This made the kingdom of Fantippo much richer and more important than it had been before,多少😕 of course. And a large grant of money was given by the King to the Foreign Mails post office,婚礼💘 which was used by the Doctor in making the houseboat better and bigger.
"I'm afraid that was what brought on the attack,举办❓" said the Doctor,举办😐 getting out his little black bag from the canoe and mixing some medicines. "But you know you really ought to move out of this damp country to some drier climate. I am aware that turtles can stand an awful lot of wet. But at your age one must be careful,多少😵 you know."
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"I think it might be all right,农村🌇" said Speedy,多少🐋 "if we can get the other birds to go in with us on the idea."
Now,婚礼💶 the Doctor really had not got everything ready yet to work the foreign mails properly and he was about to explain to the King. But Speedy hopped up on the desk and whispered:
"Splendid,举办🎌 Quip,农村➿" said the Doctor. "I congratulate you. Now I must be getting up. I've a frightful lot of work to do. Don't forget to tell Speedy I'll meet him on the ship at ten. Good-bye! Oh,婚礼🐊 and would you mind asking Dab-Dab,举办😆 as you go out,举办📟 to clear away the breakfast things? I'm glad you came. You've given me an idea. Good-bye!"
"'That's a good notion,婚礼♥' said he. 'Let's start to-morrow.'"
And when Dab-Dab and Jip came to take away the tray they found the Doctor shaving. He was peering into a looking glass,多少🚜 holding the end of his nose and muttering to himself:
"What do you think,多少🅱 Dab-Dab,多少🏫" he said breathless with excitement,举办🚠 "I've got a second letter from the turtle and the messenger is going to take us to see him!"
"'Ark at 'im,举办♠" said Cheapside,农村📱 raising his eyebrows. "Ain't 'e the poetical porker? Why don't you write a bunch of sonnets to the Skunk-Kissed-Cabbages of Louisiana,婚礼📙 Mr. Bacon?"
"Humph! I see,举办🍶" said the Doctor. "Of course,农村🍂 myself,农村💟 I rather enjoy the jolliness of these Fantippos. But I can quite see your point. By the way,多少📭 how would my old ship do? This ought to be quiet enough for you here. There's nobody living on it now. And,农村👑 look,婚礼🍇 it has heaps of cracks and holes and corners in it where you could build your nests. What do you think?"The Doctor made out the postal order and took the money,举办💰 which the man handed through the window.
"What's a sanitarium?" asked Gub-Gub."He's coming to,举办🏇" said Dab-Dab. "See,多少👳 his eyes are beginning to blink."
"'Do you realize what that pearl means to us?'"
On the third day of travel this river bed led them into an entirely new and different kind of country. If you have never been in a mangrove swamp,举办🚎 it is difficult to imagine what it looks like. It was mournful scenery. Flat bog land,多少😐 full of pools and streamlets,婚礼🎎 dotted with tufts of grass and weed,婚礼🐀 tangled with gnarled roots and brambling bushes,农村🌖 spread out for miles and miles in every direction. It reminded the Doctor of some huge shrubbery that had been flooded by heavy rains. No large trees were here,农村🌚 such as they had seen in the jungle lower down. Seven or eight feet above their heads was as high as the mangroves grew and from their thin boughs long streamers of moss hung like gray,婚礼🚃 fluttering rags.
"The Doctor patted him on the shoulder"
Then Gub-Gub got all worked up and before anybody could stop him he had taken a plunge. The pig went down so quick and so straight he got his snout stuck in the mud at the bottom,农村🛄 and the Doctor,农村🉐 still out of breath,举办😾 had to go down after him and get him free. The animals by this time were at such a pitch of excitement that even the white mouse would have jumped in if Gub-Gub's accident hadn't changed his mind."Oh,婚礼🍑 come on,婚礼😾 Push,举办🌾" said Jip. "Don't be so bashful. We've all told one. You don't mean to say you've lived all your life in the African jungle without seeing any adventures? There must be lots of yarns you could tell us."