"All right,背着🏡" said the Doctor,奶奶😓 "I'll call on him with your compliments."
The snake,保姆✉ hearing Cheapside's chatter,背着🐗 thought something must be wrong. He turned his head-end around and came back to see what the matter was. Then a short halt was made in the journey while the Doctor and Jip cleaned themselves up,保姆👥 and the precious notebooks,保姆🔶 which had also been jerked out into the mud,进城🌐 were rescued and stowed in a safe place.
"That's true,奶奶📛" murmured the Doctor. "But what shall I write to him about?"
And in the meantime he went back and continued the work of getting the domestic mail service in good running order at the post office at Fantippo.
Soon,背着⚪ when the sky over the lake was beginning to fill up with circling ospreys,奶奶🔋 herons and albatrosses,背着💌 Speedy left the Doctor and flew off to join them. There,背着🍘 taking up a position in the sky right over the centre of the lake,背着📲 he hovered motionless,背着💳 as a marker for the stone-droppers. Then the work began.
Next Wednesday,进城💤 July 18,进城🐎 the Red-Winged Plovers will leave this office for Denmark and points on the Skager Rack. Post your mail early,进城🌾 please. All letters should bear a four-penny stamp. Small packages will also be carried on this flight for Morocco,保姆🔥 Portugal and the Channel Islands.So the gull,背着😑 after thanking the Doctor and Dab-Dab for a very excellent luncheon,背着🍃 took a couple of postcards which were going to Angola and flew off to get One Eye,进城🚇 the albatross.
This time the officers all burst out laughing and tapped their foreheads knowingly,背着🦢 to show they thought the Doctor was crazy. And the Captain,进城😆 thinking he was being made a fool of,进城🐧 flew into a rage once more and was all for having the Doctor arrested again.
Then going outside,保姆🍁 he called for Quip the Carrier.
"No,奶奶♉ now wait a minute,保姆😥" cried the Doctor. "Don't all be jumping on him this way. We were all young once. Let him tell his story. He may win the prize. Who knows? Come along,背着🦆 Gub-Gub. Tell us your story. What's the name of it?"Then going outside,进城😲 he called for Quip the Carrier.
These were the days,背着📚 you must understand,奶奶📳 when slavery was being done away with. To capture,保姆⚾ to buy or to sell slaves had,保姆👬 in fact,保姆🚖 been strictly forbidden by most governments. But certain bad men still came down to the west coast of Africa and captured or bought slaves secretly and took them away in ships to other lands to work on cotton and tobacco plantations. Some African kings sold prisoners they had taken in war to these men and made a great deal of money that way.
The old turtle thanked him over and over again and the parting was a very affecting one. When at last the goodbyes were all said,保姆⚽ they got into the canoe and set out on the return journey.
So then the King,进城💷 who was a persevering man,保姆⌚ said that Fantippo should have its post office,保姆🚦 anyway. And he sent to England for hundreds of postmen's uniforms and caps. And when these arrived he dressed a lot of black men up in them and set them to work as postmen."Good heavens!" cried the Doctor. "What can have happened? There's a lighthouse keeper living there to attend to it. Was it lighted earlier in the evening?"
Then he strode through the prison door out into the sunlit street,进城🍊 while the frightened people fell back on either side and covered their faces,保姆🏢 whispering:
And in spite of the lateness of the hour,进城🔈 John Dolittle said a hasty farewell to Chief Nyam-Nyam and started off by moonlight for Fantippo Harbor."Cheapside,保姆🌰 the London sparrow"
"Great heavens!" cried the Doctor,背着👹 springing up. "The pearls gone? And they were registered,保姆💓 too!"
All attempts to trace the writer having failed,保姆🦢 the Doctor,背着🐹 after two days,保姆🏮 gave it up and went back to his regular work. This kept him so busy for the next week that he finally forgot all about the turtle and his mysterious letter.
"Well,进城🏆" said the neat little bird,进城➿ settling down on the ground at his feet,背着🌖 "I've found you at last,背着📧 Doctor. I've been hunting all over creation for you."
Very well,奶奶🍕 then. Now,奶奶🌘 it happened one day that a ship called at the coast of West Africa,进城🚕 and delivered a letter for Koko,背着⚠ the King of Fantippo. King Koko had never seen a stamp before and,进城🐘 sending for a white merchant who lived in his town,进城📻 he asked him what queen's face was this on the stamp which the letter bore.