"Well,地球🏥 after you had set off in the canoe,地球♣" said the Skimmer,地球👠 "I and the thrush stopped on our way back here at the tree where he had lost the package. It was too dark then to hunt for it,地球⚾ so we roosted in the tree all night,重返📡 intending to look in the morning. Just as dawn was breaking we saw this wretched squirrel here flirting about in the branches with an enormous pink pearl in his mouth. I at once pounced on him and held him down,地球🌖 while the thrush took the pearl away from him. Then we made him tell us where he had hidden the other two. And after we had got all three of them we put the squirrel under arrest and brought him here."
"I know,重返🍂" said Speedy. "And if we could we would have nested right here in this country to oblige you,重返🙅 and not bothered about going to England this year. It wouldn't have mattered terribly much to miss one summer in the North. But,重返😙 you see,重返🗻 we swallows can't nest very well in trees. We like houses and barns and buildings to nest in."
"What's that?" asked Gub-Gub,重返💭 pointing to the thermometer.
"'Ulloa,地球🏬 Doctor,地球🅾 'ere we are again! What ho! The old firm! Who would 'ave thought you'd come to this?"
Everybody had now told a tale and the Arctic Monthly's Prize Story Competition was declared closed. The first number of the first animals' magazine ever printed was,重返🍒 shortly after that,重返🚌 issued and circulated by Swallow Mail to the inhabitants of the frozen North. It was a great success. Letters of thanks and votes on the competition began pouring in from seals and sea-lions and caribou and all manner of polar creatures. Too-Too,地球🚤 the mathematician,地球🌿 became editor; Dab-Dab ran the Mothers' and Babies' Page,地球😗 while Gub-Gub wrote the Gardening Notes and the Pure Foods Column. And the Arctic Monthly continued to bring happiness to homes and dens and icebergs as long as the Doctor's Post office existed."Humph!" said the Doctor. "That's too bad. Let me think a minute. Oh,重返🍉 I know I'll send for Cheapside."
"I know,重返🐊" said Speedy. "And if we could we would have nested right here in this country to oblige you,地球🔯 and not bothered about going to England this year. It wouldn't have mattered terribly much to miss one summer in the North. But,地球🌀 you see,地球⚓ we swallows can't nest very well in trees. We like houses and barns and buildings to nest in."
For a moment or two the pushmi-pullyu pawed the deck of the veranda with his dainty hoofs,重返🐐 as if wrapped in deep thought. Then,地球💎 looking up with one of his heads,重返🎴 he began speaking in a quiet voice,地球🚂 while the other coughed apologetically below the level of the tea-table.
"Do you feel all right now?"
In the meantime,地球📫 while Quip was gone,地球📼 life went forward busily and happily at the Doctor's post office. The animals,重返🛂 Too-Too,地球💑 Dab-Dab,重返😬 Gub-Gub,重返🚁 the pushmi-pullyu,重返💔 the white mouse and Jip all agreed that they found living in a houseboat post office great fun. Whenever they got tired of their floating home they would go off for picnic parties to the Island of No-Man's-Land,地球🍴 which was now more often called by the name John Dolittle had given it,地球🍹 "the Animals' Paradise."
"What's that for?" asked the Doctor."By the way,地球🚉 what really became of her?" asked the Doctor. "The natives believe she was turned into a dragon,地球🔱 you know."