"Quip,女生🐐" said Speedy,男生💎 "take this letter to the Azores as fast as you can. There you'll just catch the White Tailed Carolina Warblers about to make their summer crossing to the United States. Give it to them and tell them to get the answer back here,拜托🌿 as quick as they know how."
"Lor' bless us!" muttered Cheapside. "What a wonderful piano-mover 'e would make to be sure! Great Carter Patterson! Does 'e think the Doctor's goin' to 'ang that on 'is watch-chain?"
"Doctor,拜托💂" panted the gull,女生👨 "the Cape Stephen Light is out. I don't know what's the matter. It has never gone out before. We use it as a land-mark,意思🚭 you know,意思🔕 when we are flying after dark. The night's as black as ink. I'm afraid some ship will surely run into the cape. I thought I'd come and tell you."
"I wonder,男生🚗" said the Doctor. "They do say he is a most unscrupulous customer. Well,意思💈 there's nothing for it,拜托💴 I suppose,什么🐐 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,拜托❓ 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."
"Now,什么🚌 it happened that a few days later a neighboring king made war upon the king that owned the country where the pig family lived. Things went very badly for the pigs' king,女生📜 and,意思🔷 seeing that the enemy were close at hand,女生😞 he gave orders that all cattle and farm animals and people should be brought inside the castle walls. The pig family was also driven into the castle grounds. But before he left,什么🌒 the baby pig went and bit off a piece of his Magic Cucumber and took it along with him.
And to Dab-Dab's horror,拜托🙌 the Doctor tore a clean piece off the farmer's letter,男生🚟 scribbled a reply,女生🌿 wrapped the pearl up in it and handed it to the swallow.
"'You know,男生⭐' said I,什么🌹 'I have only just escaped from captivity. I was kept as a pet by a boy. So far being white has only been a great inconvenience to me. The cats could see me so well life wasn't worth living.'
"No,男生🐗" said the Doctor. "It's only about noon,男生🔸 I should say. But we're locked up. That stupid old Emir of Ellebubu made war on Nyam-Nyam and threw me into jail. Bother it,男生🎫 I always seem to be getting into prison! The worst of it was,拜托💣 he wouldn't let Jip or Dab-Dab come with me. I'm particularly annoyed that I haven't got Dab-Dab. I wish I knew some way I could get a message to her."All the animals had now told a story except Too-Too,拜托🍬 the owl,什么📠 and the pushmi-pullyu. And the following night,女生🚼 a Friday,什么🍃 it was agreed that they should toss a coin (the Doctor's penny that had a hole through it) to see which of these two should tell a tale. If the penny came down heads it was to be the pushmi-pullyu,男生💪 and if it came down tails it was to be Too-Too's turn.
"'We are The Cook Goblins. We live under the ground and we spend half our time inventing new things to eat and the other half in eating them. The noise you heard coming out of the hole was us singing our food hymns. We always sing food hymns whenever we are preparing particularly fine dishes.'
As soon as their backs were turned Speedy jumped on top of one of the guns and,女生👄 straddling his short,男生🌛 white legs apart,男生🌽 he cast his beady little black eyes along the aiming sights. Then with his wings he signaled to the Doctor behind him to swing the gun this way and that,女生🐔 so as to aim it the way he wanted.
"The young ones were with her"
"The old rat laughed a quavering laugh"
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,男生🔅 and the Doctor,女生❣ still out of breath,什么😢 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.By this time all the animals had heard Cheapside arriving and they came rushing in to see the traveler and to hear the news of Puddleby and England.
"Well,女生👣 in that way,女生📶 keeping ahead of them and calling like a cat,拜托👈 I finally led the children right out of the woods. They did a good deal of stumbling and the girl's long hair often got caught in the bushes. But I always waited for them if they were lagging behind. At last,男生♏ when we gained the open fields,什么💻 we saw three houses on the sky line,男生♑ and the middle one was all lighted up and people with lanterns were running around it,意思📤 hunting in all directions.
The Doctor was introduced to all the chief men of the Fantippo nation and later he was taken to see the post office.
"Oh,拜托😯 hulloa,女生😬 Speedy,什么🍑" said the Doctor. "Glad to see you. Did you want me for something?""How uneducated you are!" snorted the pig,什么♈ turning up his snout. "Ladies before gentlemen; swine before pearls!"
"The English climate's all right,男生🔖" put in Cheapside,意思📑 his feathers ruffling up for a fight. "Don't you get turning up your long nautical nose at England,男生😋 my lad. What do you call this 'ere? A climate? Well,男生😐 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."
When he woke up the Doctor found himself lying at the bottom of his own canoe,男生🐦 with Dab-Dab tugging at the ropes which bound his wrists to get him free.
But,拜托😭 being a full-rigged man-o'-war,女生✡ the Violet was still a pretty speedy sailer. And on she went,女生🚇 furiously plowing the waves and slowly gaining on the slave ship.
The Doctor threw a tomato skin out of the canoe and the gull caught it neatly in the air before it touched the water.