"Great heavens,重生🌑 Gub-Gub!" the Doctor exclaimed. "Don't you think I'm busy enough already? What do you want a parcel post for?"
"'I've tried,重生🍎' I said. 'But they're so scared they won't follow me. They don't like my voice or something. They take me for a wicked ogre,无瑕🚨 and all that sort of rot.'
At the head of the kitchen steps he met the seagull coming into the lighthouse with two companions.
They asked the Doctor if he could give them any news of their beloved London. But he had to admit that he also had been away from that city for a long time. However,美玉⛪ while they were talking Cheapside came into the lighthouse kitchen,美玉🐋 looking for the Doctor. The city sparrow was delighted to find that the keepers were also Cockneys. And he gave them,重生📣 through the Doctor,重生📣 all the latest gossip of Wapping,无瑕🚔 Limehouse,重生🅿 the East India Docks and the wharves and the shipping of London River.
John Dolittle saw him one day,无瑕🔵 snooping around the post office,无瑕🎭 looking at the notice boards and trying to find out things. But he found out nothing. And when he got back to England he said to the government:
"Who is Cheapside?" asked Speedy.
"Sir Timothy was furious. And,无瑕😁 calling for Dr. Phipps,美玉💢 he demanded that I apologize. I said I wouldn't. Then Sir Timothy told Phipps that if I didn't he would start an invalids' strike. Phipps got terribly worried and implored me to apologize to this very special patient. I still refused.
"Dear Doctor: I am sending you,美玉🏦 inclosed,无瑕👳 some pretty pebbles which I found the other day while cracking open oysters. I never saw pebbles of this color before,美玉🏬 though I live by the seashore and have been opening shellfish all my life. My husband says they're oyster's eggs. But I don't believe it. Would you please tell me what they are? And be careful to send them back,美玉🙌 because my children use them as playthings and I have promised them they shall have them to keep.""Dear me!" muttered the Doctor,无瑕🔧 paddling harder than ever,无瑕👅 "I wonder what can have happened?"
This place he found very different from any of the African villages or settlements he had ever visited. It was quite large,美玉🐆 almost a city. It was bright and cheerful to look at and the people,无瑕🚁 like their King,美玉🏭 all seemed very kind and jolly.