"He was,地牢🐑 indeed,钻石🎳" said the duck. "I'm not surprised his wife is sick,猎手💼 if she has a husband with a face like that."
The King examined it,地牢🔫 then shook his head. He didn't know much about bones.
And on the morrow,bug🐋 crossing once again to the island,5ios🎷 he went on with the discussion and planning and arrangement. It was agreed that the Swallow Mail Service should have its head office here in No-Man's-Land. And that there should be branch offices at Cape Horn,bug🍌 Greenland,5ios🚋 in Christmas Island,地牢💇 Tahiti,猎手⛔ Kashmir,钻石🆓 Thibet and Puddleby-on-the-Marsh. Most of the mails were arranged so that those birds who migrated or went to other lands in the winter and back again in summer should carry the letters on their regular yearly journeys. And as there are some kinds of birds crossing from one land to another in almost every week of the year,猎手🍥 this took care of much of the mails without difficulty.
"They are pearls,5ios♠" said the Doctor,bug♥ "and worth a tremendous lot. Ladies in cities wear them around their necks."CHAPTER IV
"The trees bent down with his weight"
Then the Doctor and the leaders agreed upon a regular kind of simple,猎手💟 easy writing for all birds to use,钻石🐙 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,bug📞 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.That was why,地牢🔪 she said,地牢🈲 she hated all white men and had not wanted to speak to the Doctor when he had hailed her canoe.
"Ah,地牢📲" said John Dolittle,钻石✳ "perhaps we shall find out something now. Can you tell me,猎手🍧" he asked the cormorant,钻石🚢 "how to get pearls?"
Then when the excitement had died down and the villagers had gone peacefully to their homes,bug☎ the Doctor told the old Chief of the wealth that lay waiting for him in the oysters of the Harmattan Rocks. And the cormorant agreed to oblige John Dolittle by getting a number of his relatives to do pearl fishing for these people,地牢🚏 who were so badly in need of money and food.
"Well,bug💕 though I was safe for the present,5ios⛪ my troubles were not over by any means. For some time the Badamoshis now left the ostriches alone and turned their whole attention to hunting me. They badgered my life out. As soon as I had moved from one part of the country to get away from their pestering they'd find out where I was and pursue me there. They laid traps for me; they set pitfalls; they sent the dogs after me. And although I managed for a whole year to keep away from them,bug🚊 the constant strain was very wearing."Aye,地牢📍 aye,地牢🎲 sir,钻石📶" said the sailor,5ios🗽 removing the handcuffs from the Doctor's wrists and turning to go.
THE ANIMALS' PARADISE
In a moment he was clattering down the stairs.
"And that is why to this day that farmer and his wife swear their cat can understand English,地牢🔆 because,猎手🌜 they say,钻石🚤 she must have heard them when they were talking over the basket. And whenever she's in the room and they are gossiping about the neighbors,bug💶 they always speak in whispers,5ios❣ lest she overhear. But between you and me,bug🍂 she doesn't really understand a single word they say."
Then,地牢👚 in order to deal with this wide demand for information which had been brought about by his post office,地牢🏂 John Dolittle started,钻石😸 for the first time in history,钻石🚖 courses by correspondence for animals.
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,bug🚒 they got into the canoe and set out on the return journey."'Tuffie brought us home,bug🚌' says the little girl. 'She came out after us and led us here by going ahead of us and meowing.'
"It looks to me,bug🔳" she said,5ios🀄 "like the Harmattan Rocks."
Of course such an entirely new thing as this required a great deal of learning and working out before it could be made to run smoothly. Something new,地牢📱 some fresh problem,bug📟 cropped up every day. But although the Doctor,bug🏀 at all times a busy man,猎手📂 was positively worked to death,猎手🏮 he found it all so interesting that he didn't mind. But the motherly Dab-Dab was dreadfully worried about him; for indeed at the beginning he seemed never to sleep at all."So saying,猎手🛅 he takes me upstairs to where the dye vats stood. It was twilight and the men were gone. But we could see the dim shapes of the big vats towering above our heads. Then he takes a string that lay upon the floor and,猎手🚒 scaling up the middle vat,bug👐 he lets the string down inside.
"And then,bug🌀 they've got no letter boxes in the doors,钻石🈲" said Cheapside. "There ought to be slots made to poke the letters in. The only place these bloomin' 'eathens have for a postman to put a letter is down the chimney."
And now it came,5ios® at last,猎手🙏 to the pushmi-pullyu's turn for a story. He was very shy and modest and when the animals asked him the following night he said in his very well-bred manner:
The educational side of the Doctor's post office was a very important one and it grew all the time. As he had said to the Skimmer at the beginning,猎手🚔 as soon as the birds and animals realized the helpfulness of having a post office of their own they used it more and more.Of course such an entirely new thing as this required a great deal of learning and working out before it could be made to run smoothly. Something new,钻石🐶 some fresh problem,猎手🔌 cropped up every day. But although the Doctor,猎手🍥 at all times a busy man,猎手♎ was positively worked to death,猎手💐 he found it all so interesting that he didn't mind. But the motherly Dab-Dab was dreadfully worried about him; for indeed at the beginning he seemed never to sleep at all.
"Over in No-Man's-Land,猎手✂" said Jip. "There are lots of bones there."