"Why do you call it the Secret Lake?" asked the Doctor.
At last John Dolittle,八字➖ who for his size,免费算命❤ was a very powerful wrestler,八字🌝 got the pearl fisherman in a grip of iron where he couldn't move at all. But just as the Doctor was forcing the pistol out of his enemy's hand,周易💸 one of the other men,命运🍃 who had been aroused by the noise of the fight,八字🌙 woke up. And,命运🌏 leaning out of his bunk from behind the Doctor's back,命运🍚 he hit him a tremendous blow on the head with a bottle. Stunned and senseless,免费算命🍀 John Dolittle fell over in a heap and lay still upon the floor.
"Now,命运🔍 my idea,命运📬 Speedy,免费算命🚍 is this,周易🐉" said the Doctor. "Regular foreign mails are difficult for the Fantippo post office because so few boats ever call there to bring or take the mails. Now,2021❄ how would it be if you swallows did the letter carrying?"
And the poor Doctor was dragged away by the Master-at-arms toward a stair leading to the lower decks. But at the head of the stairs he caught hold of the handrail and hung on long enough to shout back to the Captain:But after many hours of fruitless search night began to come on and the swallows who were acting as guides could no longer see big distances,2021🏥 for there was no moon.
And soon the No-Man's-Land Weather Bureau began to get known abroad. The farmers in England,八字🍥 who had received such good weather reports by letter from the Doctor,免费算命👭 went up to London and told the government that their own reports were no good,命运✈ that a certain John Dolittle,周易📬 M.D.,八字🚿 was writing them much better reports from some place in Africa.
"Listen,八字🎫 Speedy,免费算命🐄" said the Doctor,2021📰 "in this batch of mail we have a lot of letters for Panama. What mails have we got going out to-morrow?"
"Anything new in London?" asked the white mouse who was also city bred."All right,免费算命😶" said the Doctor. "Do that. It will take me another four hours at least to reach Fantippo at this pace."
"'Good morning! What can I do for you?'"
And the Emir of Ellebubu,周易👳 who was one of the big,2021☝ powerful neighbors,2021🏪 called up his army and sent them off in war canoes to take possession of the Harmattan Rocks. At the same time he made an attack upon the village,2021🏯 drove everybody out,八字🐎 and carrying off the Doctor and the Chief,八字📖 he threw them into prison in his own country. Then at last Nyam-Nyam's people had no land left at all.
"Don't celebrate Christmas!" cried Cheapside in a shocked voice. "What a disgraceful scandal! Well,八字♏ look here,免费算命💻 Doctor. You just tell King Cocoa-butter that if 'e and 'is people don't celebrate the festive season by giving us post-birds Christmas-boxes there ain't going to be no mail delivered in Fantipsy from New Year's to Easter. And you can tell 'im I said so. It's 'igh time somebody hen-lightened 'is hignorance."
But no one had seen the letter arrive; no one could tell what day or hour it had come; no one could guess how it got into the pile of the Doctor's mails; no one knew anything about it. It was one of those little post office mysteries that are always cropping up even in the best-run mail systems.
"I wonder who he is,2021🚱" said John Dolittle. "It isn't often we have white men coming in here. I don't much like the looks of him."
"I go,命运⛎" said the Doctor. "But if you ever molest your neighbors again I will return. Beware!"
"Well,2021㊗ you see,免费算命📆" said John Dolittle,2021🚁 "I think we might,免费算命👋 because we could use the mail service for the birds themselves,八字💢 and the animals,周易🍑 too,命运📴 to send their letters by,2021😧 as well as the Fantippans."
"Oh,命运👿 quite,免费算命🎉 quite. I understand perfectly,命运👓" said the Doctor,周易🚂 poking salt into his egg with a bone egg-spoon. "I am dreadfully sorry. But why didn't Speedy bring the message himself?""All right,八字🍜" said the Doctor. "I'll mention that."
"All right,周易🍨" said the Doctor,八字📰 "I'll call on him with your compliments."
CHAPTER III"Upstairs where the dye vats stood"
Then the Doctor and the leaders agreed upon a regular kind of simple,免费算命🎀 easy writing for all birds to use,周易📔 so that the addresses on the envelopes could be understood and read by the post birds. And at last John Dolittle sent them off home again,周易😵 to instruct their relatives in this new writing and reading and explain to all the birds of all the world how the post office was going to work and how much good he hoped it would do for the education and betterment of the Animal Kingdom. Then he went home and had a good sleep.
"I put the parcel down"
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