"I don't think we ought to go back there,月嫂📺" said Begwe. "I don't mind being a soldier in the Fantippo army,青岛🚸 but suppose some other slaver comes along. Maybe the king would sell me again. Did you send that letter to our cousin?"
"How extraordinary!" said John Dolittle,最大🙌 entirely bewildered. "What ails the man?"
"Why did you do it?" he repeated.
At last the Doctor spoke:
This is a letter he received from a pig in Patagonia:
The Doctor was introduced to all the chief men of the Fantippo nation and later he was taken to see the post office.
"What do you want?" he asked,培训机构🚣 thrusting the pearls into his pocket."On the outskirts of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh there lives a farmer who swears to this day that his cat can understand every word he says. It isn't true,月嫂🍕 but both the farmer and his wife think it is. And I am now going to tell you how they came to get that idea.
"Yes,最大📎" said the housekeeper,月嫂📲 "but don't forget that you have another home,月嫂🛀 a real one,月嫂👠 in Puddleby."
"He held scribbling classes for the animals"
"Splendid,培训机构💋" cried the Doctor. "It's a kind of short-hand. You say a whole sentence in four signs."
"Oh,培训机构👳" said the Doctor,培训机构🔋 "who is that?""Oh,月嫂® and hurry back,培训机构😉 Dab-Dab,最大🚊" the Doctor called after her as she flapped her way through the open window and set off across the sea with her burden. "I'm going to start right away for Chief Nyam-Nyam's country as soon as you are ready.
Poor Zuzana began weeping some more when the Doctor said he would have to give up for the night.
The Doctor told his pet he could be very proud of himself. For he was surely the only mouse in the world that ever won a war.
Well,最大🈁 when four days had passed the Emir of Ellebubu sent a messenger to the prison to inquire if the Doctor was now willing to do as he was told. The guards after talking to John Dolittle brought word to the Emir that the white man was as obstinate as ever and had no intention of giving in.
"Is it a good story?" asked Gub-Gub.
When the lunch was over the Doctor took an armchair beside the kitchen stove and lit his pipe. "I am thinking,培训机构🆘" he said to the gull,最大😲 "of starting a new department in my post office. Many of the birds who have helped me in this mail business seem to be remarkably good weather prophets. And what you have just told me about your knowledge of the sea and storms has given me the idea of opening a weather bureau."
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.And during the next week the Doctor paddled the old Chief to the rocks twice a day. A great number of oysters were fished up by the cormorants and the pearls were sorted by the Doctor,培训机构🌲 put in little boxes and sent out to be sold. John Dolittle told the old Chief to keep the matter a secret and only to intrust the carrying to reliable men.
That letter,月嫂♊ the last circular order issued by the great Postmaster General to the staff of the Swallow Mail,月嫂📞 was treasured by Cheapside for many years. He hid it under his untidy nest in St. Edmund's left ear on the south side of the chancel of St. Paul's Cathedral. He always hoped that the pigeons who lived in the front porch of the British Museum would some day get it into the Museum for him. But one gusty morning,培训机构🙉 when men were cleaning the outside of the cathedral,青岛📖 it got blown out of St. Edmund's ear and,月嫂🔎 before Cheapside could overtake it,月嫂📩 it sailed over the housetops into the river and sank.
"Turn back,培训机构☎ Jip,青岛🎁" gasped the Doctor. "Don't bother about me. I'll be all right. Turn back and try and make the shore.""I too am glad,青岛🐟 John Dolittle. You are the only one in the world now who understands the speech of animals. And if you had not come my story of the Flood could not have been told. I'm getting very old and do not ever move far away from Junganyika."
One day Speedy was sitting on top of the weighing scales while the Doctor was sorting a large pile of outgoing letters. Suddenly the Skimmer cried out: