"'That's for you to climb out by,美人😨 after you've taken a bath. For you to go abroad in Summer with a coat like yours would mean certain death. So I'm going to dye you black.'
"But where are the rest of your people?" asked the Doctor. "I thought you said that many of you had swum out to rescue us.""Well,美人😙" said the Jay,美人⛎ "the story was handed down to me by my mother,美人🚀 who heard it from my grandmother,美人🌴 who got it from my great-grandmother,美人📜 and so on,美人🍙 way back to an ancestor of ours who lived in America in the fifteenth century. Our kind of birds in those days did not come across to this side of the Atlantic,美人❣ neither summer nor winter. We used to spend from March to September in the Bermudas and the rest of the year in Venezuela. And when we made the autumn journey south we used to stop at the Bahama Islands to rest on the way.
"All right,美人✴ Doctor,美人📁 they are ready for you now."
"And,美人🚅 then,美人🚌" Speedy went on,美人🐽 "nearly all other kinds of birds have a sign language of their own. For example,美人💡 the kingfishers have a way of marking the trees along the river to show where good fishing is to be found. And thrushes have signs,美人👅 too; one I've often seen on stones,美人🍢 which means 'Crack your snail shells here.' That's so the thrushes won't go throwing their snail shells all over the place and scare the live snails into keeping out of sight.""'My master is a very famous artist,美人🛄' said he.
"A wooden statue still stands to his memory"
Then spies from those neighboring countries who had always been robbing and warring upon this land began to sneak around the rocks in canoes. And,美人📱 of course,美人🌛 very soon the secret was out.
"The bluejackets crowded to the rail"