"'I am terribly sorry for your bad luck,龙陵🍖' said he when I had ended. 'But I'm glad I caught you before you went back into captivity. Because I think I can guide you to a way out of your troubles.'
"I was out canoeing with a lady,黄龙🐍" said the Doctor,龙陵🛁 and he smiled comfortingly at Zuzana,龙陵⁉ who was beginning to weep again.
"Couldn't you use the houses of Fantippo?" asked the Doctor.
"But we never thought where the dogs might be getting all these things they brought us. The truth is,黄龙🐜 we didn't bother very much,黄龙😼 I'm afraid. Anyway at the end of our first week of brisk trade we noticed a great many people going through the streets as though they were looking for something. And presently these people,龙陵🌇 seeing our shop in the empty lot,黄龙💇 gathered around us,黄龙🍜 talking to one another. And while they were talking a retriever came up to me with a gold watch and chain in his mouth,黄龙🏠 which he wanted to exchange for a ham bone.
"Oh,黄龙🐒 was that it?" said the snake. "Well,黄龙👹 old Mudface isn't much of a letter-writer. I suppose he didn't know he had to give his address."PART III
Finding a rope ladder hanging on the side of the man-o'-war,龙陵🍶 John Dolittle climbed up it,黄龙🆗 with Zuzana,龙陵🐎 and went aboard to see the Captain.
"Shortly after the birds started they sighted,黄龙👣 to their great astonishment,黄龙😪 a number of boats sailing on a westward course. This was about half way between the Bermudas and the Bahamas. The ships were much larger than anything they had ever seen before. All they had been accustomed to up to that time were little canoes,龙陵🎅 with Indians in them.
"'Ulloa,黄龙🙈 Doctor,龙陵⏰ 'ere we are again! What ho! The old firm! Who would 'ave thought you'd come to this?""I knew it would,龙陵✡" said Jip. "A thing like that must have a story to it. What's the name of the story,黄龙🚨 Doctor?"
"I thought they were Brussels sprouts,龙陵🐊" said the squirrel timidly. "A few weeks ago when I and my wife were sitting in a tree we suddenly smelled the smell of Brussels sprouts,龙陵📎 awful strong,龙陵➰ all about us. I and my wife are very fond of this vegetable and we wondered where the smell was coming from. And then,黄龙💳 looking up,龙陵🐉 we saw thousands of thrushes passing overhead,龙陵📗 carrying Brussels sprouts in their mouths. We hoped they would stop so we could get a few. But they didn't. So we agreed that perhaps more would be coming over in a few days. And we arranged to stay around that same tree and wait. And,龙陵💆 sure enough,龙陵🔏 this morning I saw one of these same thrushes alight in the tree,龙陵💰 carrying a package. 'Pst!' I whispered to the wife. 'More Brussels sprouts. Let's bag his parcel while he's not looking!' And bag it I did. But when we opened it we found nothing but these wretched gew-gaws. I thought they might be some new kind of rock candy and I was on my way to find a stone to crack them with when this bird grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and arrested me. I didn't want the beastly pearls."