"Ah,家乐◾" said the gull,作弊◼ "for land weather I wouldn't be much help to you. But when it comes to the oceans,家乐📢 I know a bird who can tell you more about sea weather than any bureau ever knew."
"Well,家乐📄 if it's a slave ship,作弊😕 it's not the one we're looking for,家乐🙀" said the Doctor,家乐💸 "because it's in the wrong direction. The one we're after went northward."
Dawn was beginning to show before they came in sight of the ship they sought. This made approaching the schooner without being seen extremely difficult. And the Doctor went all the way around the Island of No-Man's-Land,家乐👮 so as to come upon the ship from the other side,家乐😱 where he would not have to cross so large an open stretch of sea.
"Ah,作弊🐕" said John Dolittle,家乐🚀 "perhaps we shall find out something now. Can you tell me,家乐📨" he asked the cormorant,作弊🚐 "how to get pearls?"
The next day the post-birds complained that the mail was an extra heavy one. And when it was sorted,作弊👘 there were ten thick letters for Gub-Gub and none for anybody else. Jip got suspicious about this and looked over Gub-Gub's shoulder while he opened them. In each one there was a banana skin.
"Not at all,作弊🚍" said the turtle. "I'll go down and try to get you something right away."
"Ask them to let me fire a gun. My sight is better than theirs for bad light."
One day when King Koko's pet white peacock came to the Doctor and complained that the Cockney sparrow had made faces at him over the palace wall the Doctor became quite angry and read the City Manager a long lecture.
"'Awful little,家乐😸' said the beggar. 'I've taken only twopence the whole day. I suppose the truth is I don't draw good enough.'
So the Doctor turned out his waistcoat pockets. These brought forth two watches (one that went and one that didn't),作弊🛀 a measuring tape,家乐🔎 a piece of cobbler's wax,家乐🎣 a penny with a hole through it and a clinical thermometer.Then the trader told him that it was not through magic in the stamps or boxes that letters traveled by mail. But proper post offices had mail-men,家乐🎒 or postmen,作弊🛁 who collected the letters out of these boxes. And he went on to explain to the King all the other duties of a post office and the things that made letters go.
And the Doctor wrote back: