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GULLS AND SHIPS
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And then there was a solemn silence in the lighthouse while the Doctor above and Dab-Dab below thought gloomily of that big ship sailing onward to her wreck because they had no matches.
The long journey was over at last.
This woman's name was Zuzana and her husband was a very strong and fine-looking man. The King of Fantippo would have kept Zuzana's husband for this reason,制作教程🔋 because he liked to have strong men at his court. But the slave traders also wanted strong men,手工艺品🔏 for they could do a lot of work on the plantations. And they offered the King of Fantippo a specially high price for Zuzana's husband. And the king had sold him.
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"A never-ending stream of big birds"
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,壮族🚚 they got into the canoe and set out on the return journey.
But suddenly out of the black stillness came a small,手工艺品🍁 sweet voice,壮族📜 singing,壮族🎴 somewhere near.The Doctor had not paddled very far on his return journey to the post office when the seagull who had brought the news of the light overtook him.
THE ANIMALS' PARADISE
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"The birds spread themselves out along the coast"
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