Author: Hugh Lofting
"John Dolittle talked to the woman"
THE LAND OF THE MANGROVE SWAMPS
By the following morning everything was in readiness to put to sea. The anchor was drawn up and with all sail set the Doctor's ship moved northward before a favorable wind. And it is from this point that my story begins.
And he went out into the kitchen and woke up the housekeeper.
"Wilkins levelled a pistol at the Doctor's head"
The turtle drank it down. And in a minute or two he said he felt much better and could now move his legs freely without pain.
"We call him One Eye,男子😵" said the gull. "He's an old,花样🚦 old albatross. Nobody knows how old. He lost an eye fighting with a fish eagle over a flounder. But he's the most marvelous weather prophet that ever lived. All sea birds have the greatest respect for his opinions. He has never been known to make a mistake.""Yes. My name is Quip. It used to be just plain Quip. Now I'm called Quip the Carrier,天堂🅾" said the small bird proudly gazing down at his little,天堂🌻 stubby white leg.
And the poor Doctor was dragged away by the Master-at-arms toward a stair leading to the lower decks. But at the head of the stairs he caught hold of the handrail and hung on long enough to shout back to the Captain:
Then there was much rejoicing and hand-shaking and congratulation on board the warship. And a grand dinner was prepared for the slaves on the main deck. But John Dolittle,花样🚬 Zuzana and her husband were invited to the officers' mess,花样🍪 where their health was drunk in port wine and speeches were made by the Captain and the Doctor.For a long time Dab-Dab,天堂⌚ the motherly housekeeper,天堂🚂 had been trying to get the Doctor to take a holiday from his post office business.