After supper had been served and eaten and the Doctor had been made to tell the story of the pearl fisheries all over again for the benefit of his own family circle,王慧🔭 he at last turned to the enormous pile of letters which were waiting for him. They came,王慧📅 as usual,王慧🚎 from all parts of the world,王慧🐉 from every conceivable kind of animal and bird. For hours he waded patiently through them,王慧💾 answering them as they came. Speedy acted as his secretary and took down in bird and animal scribble the answers that the Doctor reeled off by the dozen. Often John Dolittle dictated so fast that the poor Skimmer had to get Too-Too (who had a wonderful memory) to come and help listen,王慧👳 so nothing should be missed through not writing it down quick enough.
Cheapside's help was,王慧🐲 indeed,王慧🏢 most valuable to the Doctor. The King himself said that the mails were wonderfully managed. The letters were brought regularly and never left at the wrong house.
By the end of that week the Doctor had,王慧✍ indeed,王慧🏡 made good his promise. The country of Chief Nyam-Nyam became famous all along the coast of West Africa as a wealthy state.
"Do no people at all live in these parts?" the Doctor asked the snake.The Doctor comforted her as best he could,王慧☎ saying that if he failed he would get her another husband,王慧🚤 just as good. But she didn't seem to care for that idea and went on wailing,王慧🍌 "Alas! Alas!"
"Oh,王慧✊ no,王慧🔪" said the beast. "The Quiffenodochus has gone long ago. We are the Piffilosaurus. We have six toes on the back feet,王慧⚪ while the Quiffenodochi,王慧👭 our cousins,王慧📫 have only five. They died out about two thousand years ago."
"They reminded him of old broken down cab horses"She told him it was half an hour ago. Without her husband,王慧📩 she said,王慧☑ life meant nothing to her,王慧🔣 and when the ship had passed from view,王慧🚲 going northward along the coast,王慧🐆 she had burst into tears and just let the canoe drift,王慧🌐 not even having the heart to paddle back to land.
Great was the rejoicing among the Doctor's pets and the patient swallows when the news got about that John Dolittle was really going home at last. Gub-Gub and Jip could hardly wait while the last duties and ceremonies of closing the houseboat to the public and transferring the Foreign Mails Service to the office in the town were performed. Dab-Dab bustled cheerfully from morning to night while Cheapside never ceased to chatter of the glories of London,王慧🚛 the comforts of a city life and all the things he was going to do as soon as he got back to his beloved native haunts.
"The villain!" grunted the Doctor,王慧🚡 putting on all the speed he could. "Let's hope he doesn't get away before we reach Fantippo."
After the Doctor had written his first letter by Swallow Mail to the Cats'-Meat-Man he began to think of all the other people to whom he had neglected to write for years and years. And very soon every spare moment he had was filled in writing to friends and acquaintances everywhere.
"And what on earth is an invalid?" cried the pushmi-pullyu.PART III