"Dab-Dab looked over his shoulder"
Soon hisses and groans broke out among the crowd and,在线🔭 picking up pebbles and mud,4399🔐 they began pelting Obombo so he could not go on with his speech. Finally he had to run for the jungle himself to escape the fury of the people.
Down by the banks of the streams the Doctor was shown great herds of hippopotami,小游戏🎾 feeding on the luscious reeds that grew at the water's edge. In the wide fields of high grass there were elephants and rhinoceri browsing. On the slopes where the forests were sparse he spied long-necked giraffes,小游戏🚲 nibbling from the trees. Monkeys and deer of all kinds were plentiful. And birds swarmed everywhere. In fact,宠物🔒 every kind of creature that does not eat meat was there,4399🐡 living peaceably and happily with the others in this land where vegetable food abounded and the disturbing tread of Man was never heard.
The sparrow got back to Junganyika late that afternoon. He reported that Speedy had immediately,4399🗽 on receiving the Doctor's message,4399👄 forwarded it to the postmasters of the branch offices with orders to pass it on to all the bird-leaders everywhere. It was expected that the first birds would begin to arrive here early the following morning.
"'George Morland,小游戏🚧' said the spaniel.
Tea was served at once; and His Majesty seemed so delighted at renewing this pleasant custom that John Dolittle was loath to break the news to him that he must shortly resign from the Foreign Mail Service and sail for England. However,小游戏🎮 while they were chatting on the veranda of the houseboat a fleet of quite large sailing vessels entered the harbor. These were some of the new merchant craft of Fantippo which plied regularly up and down the coast,宠物🍀 trading with other African countries. The Doctor pointed out to the king that mails intended for foreign lands could now be quite easily taken by these boats to the bigger ports on the coast where vessels from Europe called every week.As the light grew dimmer the calls of several night birds sounded from the mangroves on the left. Too-Too told the Doctor that many of these were owls,在线💦 but of kinds that he had never seen or met with before.
"There goes the Dolittle fortune. My,连连看🔊 but it is marvelous how money doesn't stick to that man's fingers!"
"'George Morland!' I cried. 'Is he in these parts now?'When the Doctor told this to the Captain the man-o'-war changed her course still closer inshore,在线⛔ to keep behind the cover of the long cape. All the sailors were warned to keep very quiet,宠物📀 so the navy ship could sneak up on the slaver unawares.
"They found the Doctor shaving"
"Dear me!" muttered the Doctor,4399🐮 paddling harder than ever,宠物🚱 "I wonder what can have happened?"
So they went across to the other side of the little island and started opening oysters. But not another pearl did they find.
The cross-eyed Wilkins was still seated at the table,小游戏🔪 as Dab-Dab had described,连连看🔏 counting pearls. Two other men were asleep in bunks around the room. The Doctor swung open the door and jumped in. Instantly Wilkins sprang up from the table,4399🚋 snatched a pistol from his belt and leveled it at the Doctor's head.
"But we never thought where the dogs might be getting all these things they brought us. The truth is,小游戏📏 we didn't bother very much,小游戏🈸 I'm afraid. Anyway at the end of our first week of brisk trade we noticed a great many people going through the streets as though they were looking for something. And presently these people,4399🍨 seeing our shop in the empty lot,在线🚗 gathered around us,连连看🦋 talking to one another. And while they were talking a retriever came up to me with a gold watch and chain in his mouth,在线✴ which he wanted to exchange for a ham bone.
And this was how the first letter was sent off by the Swallow Mail: King Koko himself came one morning and,连连看🚾 putting his large face in at the information window,连连看😪 asked:"How is the old horse in the stable?" asked John Dolittle.
"Aye,小游戏ℹ aye,连连看🎒 sir,连连看🚪" said the master-at-arms. And before the Doctor knew it he had handcuffs fastened firmly on his wrists.
Then came a cry from the look-out,宠物🏡 shouted orders from the captain,连连看📪 much blowing of whistles and ringing of bells. And just in time to save herself from a watery grave,小游戏👳 the big ship swung her nose out to sea and sailed safely past upon her way.
THE DOCTOR'S RELEASE
Then a tremendous fight began. Over and over and over they rolled around the floor,在线🐕 upsetting things in all directions,4399😷 Wilkins fighting to get his pistol hand free,连连看📺 the Doctor struggling to keep it bound to his body,宠物📱 Dab-Dab hopping and flying and jumping and flapping to get a bite in on the enemy's nose whenever she saw a chance.
"You have been fooling My Majesty. These stamps you speak of have no magic power at all. Explain!"
"They are very fond of acorns,宠物💘" said Speedy."Mudface."
People who have written the history of the Kingdom of Fantippo all devote several chapters to a mysterious white man who in a very short space of time made enormous improvements in the mail,连连看🆖 the communications,在线🎀 the shipping,在线🔕 the commerce,小游戏📟 the education and the general prosperity of the country. Indeed it was through John Dolittle's quiet influence that King Koko's reign came to be looked upon as the Golden Age in Fantippan history. A wooden statue still stands in the market-place to his memory.