"All right,答案👬" said the Doctor. "Please tell Gub-Gub for me to go across to the island and get the wild boars to gather up a couple of sacks of acorns. I want all the birds who work for us to have a good feed before they leave the Main Office for their flights."
The birds,解答🏠 who at first followed the Doctor in droves around the main island wherever he went,答案⭕ presently returned to their ordinary doings when the newness of his arrival had worn off. And after Dab-Dab had come back from her hunt and told him the spoonbill lived on one of the smaller islands,答案⚪ he got back into his canoe and paddled over to the rock she pointed out.
"The trees bent down with his weight"
"Oh,答案🔴 surely,疯狂📎" said the Doctor. "He discovered America in 1492."
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.
And soon the No-Man's-Land Weather Bureau began to get known abroad. The farmers in England,成语💤 who had received such good weather reports by letter from the Doctor,成语😆 went up to London and told the government that their own reports were no good,答案🆔 that a certain John Dolittle,成语🍍 M.D.,解答🚨 was writing them much better reports from some place in Africa.
And to Dab-Dab's horror,疯狂👋 the Doctor tore a clean piece off the farmer's letter,疯狂✉ scribbled a reply,解答📈 wrapped the pearl up in it and handed it to the swallow."It came in handy for them,答案⚓ too. That part of the country got flooded one springtime in the middle of the night and there wasn't a dry match or a light to be had anywhere. Then those children,成语📞 who had traveled all that country scores of times in the dark with me,疯狂📍 saved a great many lives. They acted as guides,解答👽 you understand,答案👸 and took the people to safety,成语☑ because they knew how to use their eyes,成语📠 and the others didn't."
"The white mouse would roll them down the hole"
"About midnight I met the lady mouse with whom I was in love,成语📗 beneath a lamp-post. And,解答🔏 would you believe it? She wouldn't speak to me! Cut me dead,答案🉐 she did.
"By sniffing them,成语😰" said the cormorant. "The ones that have those things in them don't smell fresh. I'm frightfully particular about my oysters."
So Dab-Dab went out with the spoonbill and started pearl fishing.
"No,答案📲 the lighthouse on Cape Stephen,答案🌌" said the Doctor. "A gull just came and told me. The shipping's in danger. Wrecks,成语🍊 you know,解答🍘 and all that. Wake up and look sensible,疯狂✍ for pity's sake!"
And he turned to the letter again.
"And what on earth is an invalid?" cried the pushmi-pullyu.
"All right,成语🉐" said the Doctor. "Fly slowly on to where the canoe is and I will steer the ship to follow you.""You're a water snake,疯狂🐩 then,成语🈂 I take it,答案📣" said the Doctor.
The next day after Cheapside had had a good sleep to rest up from his long journey the Doctor took the London sparrow to show him around the town of Fantippo.
Slowly the woman raised her head.
"His spaniel,解答🈶 Spot,成语📉 came up to him. And George,答案💾 leaving his painting for a moment,疯狂🚲 placed the spaniel beside the watering trough and flattened him out and told him to keep still. I could see that George's idea was to have him look as though he were asleep in the sun. George simply loved to paint animals asleep in the sun.That was why,成语☎ she said,答案🈲 she hated all white men and had not wanted to speak to the Doctor when he had hailed her canoe.
One day the Doctor was opening the mail addressed to him,答案◼ when he came upon a package about the size and shape of a large egg. He undid the outer wrapper,答案💶 which was made of seaweed. Inside he found a letter and a pair of oyster shells tied together like a box.
"Well,解答😺 what have you done with the matches,答案🆚 Doctor?" called Dab-Dab. "They were always in your coat."