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,可爱🏥 the shipping,连连看🙊 the commerce,可爱🏠 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.
"Dab-Dab looked over his shoulder"
"'Parsnips!' he grunted,宠物📷 as he filled in the hole. 'May they blossom acres wide!'
Many of the giraffes were suffering from sore hoofs and he showed them where to find a special root that could be put into a foot bath and would bring immediate relief. The rhinoceroses' horns were growing too long and John Dolittle explained to them how by grinding them against a certain kind of stone and by eating less grass and more berries they could keep the growth down. A special sort of nut tree that the deer were fond of had grown scarce and almost died out from constant nibbling. And the Doctor showed the chief stags how,可爱📌 by taking a few nuts and poking them down into the soft earth with their hoofs before the rainy season set in,宠物💷 they could make new trees grow and so increase the supply.For some time after the turtle finished no one spoke. Even the irreverent Cheapside was silent. Little bits of stars,宠物😝 dimmed by the light of a half-full moon,连连看🍅 twinkled like tiny eyes in the dim blue dome that arched across the lake. Away off somewhere among the tangled mangroves an owl hooted from the swamp and Too-Too turned his head quickly to listen. Dab-Dab,可爱🍹 the economical housekeeper,宠物❄ seeing the Doctor close his notebook and put away his pencil,可爱🚆 blew out the candle.
"Build windows in the prison at once,可爱😤" the Emir said to the guards.
"But that takes a long time,连连看🍐 doesn't it?" asked the Doctor.
"'Pst!' I whispered to the wife"
While he was talking to the Chief (who seemed to be a kindly old man) Speedy swept into the Chief's hut in a great state of excitement.
"Pardon me,可爱👩 but is there much more of you outside still?" asked the Doctor.
"The Doctor took an armchair beside the kitchen stove"One evening at six o'clock Jip shut the doors of the post office as usual,宠物🌹 and hung up the sign "Closed" as he always did at that hour. The Doctor heard the bolts being shot and he stopped counting postcards and took out his pipe to have a smoke.
"I'm mighty grateful to you,连连看🔣 stranger,连连看🔋 whoever you be,可爱🐓" said the man. "Usually there's two of us here,宠物✌ me and my partner,连连看♋ Fred. But yesterday morning I let Fred go off with the ketch to get oysters. That's why I'm alone. I was coming down the stairs about noon,可爱🐇 from putting new wicks in the lamp,可爱🚓 when my foot slipped and I took a tumble to the bottom. My head fetched up against the wall and knocked the senses right out of me. How long I lay there before you found me I don't know."
The sparrow got back to Junganyika late that afternoon. He reported that Speedy had immediately,宠物🔌 on receiving the Doctor's message,可爱😹 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.
Then the white merchant explained to him the whole idea of penny postage and government mails. And he told him that in England all you had to do when you wanted to send a letter to any part of the world was to put a stamp on the envelope with the queen's head on it and place it in a letter-box on the street corner,宠物🍶 and it would be carried to the place to which you addressed it.
And then John Dolittle,宠物🐓 seeing its head for the first time,宠物🌘 cried out in great excitement:
"What do you want?" he asked,宠物🚢 thrusting the pearls into his pocket.And he had printed forms made,连连看🐡 called "Things a Young Rabbit Should Know,可爱🉐" "The Care of Feet in Frosty Weather,宠物👼" etc.,连连看💖 etc. These he sent out by mail in thousands.
"Well,宠物✏ what have you done with the matches,连连看🔑 Doctor?" called Dab-Dab. "They were always in your coat."
But the black men found the heavy uniforms dreadfully hot for Fantippo weather,连连看🏤 where they wear only a string of beads. And they left off the uniforms and wore only the caps. That is how the Fantippo postman's uniform came to be a smart cap,可爱💀 a string of beads and a mail bag.
However,宠物📌 the crafty Bones,可爱🐐 with so big a start,连连看😡 was not easy to overtake. And soon the sun began to set and the Captain frowned and stamped his feet. For with darkness he knew his enemy would be safe.