They sailed away down to the south coast of the Bight of Benin. There they visited many African kingdoms and strange tribes. And while they were ashore the pushmi-pullyu had a chance to wander freely through his old grazing grounds. And he enjoyed his holiday thoroughly.
"How did you find them?" he asked,包伟铭🔇 turning to Speedy.
Instead,刘依纯👪 when at last he reappeared wet and shining in the moonlight,刘依纯☺ he had a carved stone window-sill on his back which must have weighed over a ton.
"On the outskirts of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh there lives a farmer who swears to this day that his cat can understand every word he says. It isn't true,刘依纯🏬 but both the farmer and his wife think it is. And I am now going to tell you how they came to get that idea.
"He has gone northward,刘依纯🚒" said the Doctor. "But your ship is fast and should be able to overtake him. If he hides in some of these bays and creeks I have several birds here with me who can,包伟铭📞 as soon as it is light,包伟铭🚍 seek him out for us and tell us where he is."
Speedy had agreed with the Doctor upon a sort of overhead telegraph system to be carried on by the swallows. And as soon as the millions of little birds had spread themselves out in a line along the coast,包伟铭👮 so that the sky was speckled with them as far as the eye could reach,刘依纯🐮 they began passing messages,刘依纯🚇 by whistling to one another,包伟铭👠 all the way from the scouts in front back to the Doctor on the warship,包伟铭👇 to give news of how the hunt was progressing.And in the meantime he went back and continued the work of getting the domestic mail service in good running order at the post office at Fantippo.
"Boom!" ... The shot went rolling and echoing over the silent sea like angry thunder.
"He's coming to,包伟铭📹" said Dab-Dab. "See,包伟铭👥 his eyes are beginning to blink."
And presently in the big hollow in the centre of No-Man's-Land they began to arrive. After three days Speedy came to the Doctor and said:"Humph!" said the Doctor,包伟铭♻ who had now got the loose tooth out and was showing the baby hippo how to rinse his mouth in the river. "I'm sorry. I suppose I should have sent you a message. But I've been so awfully busy. Let's go up under the shade of those palms and sit down. It was about the post office that I wanted to talk to you."
"Turn back,包伟铭🍳 Jip,刘依纯🌠" gasped the Doctor. "Don't bother about me. I'll be all right. Turn back and try and make the shore."