And during the next week the Doctor paddled the old Chief to the rocks twice a day. A great number of oysters were fished up by the cormorants and the pearls were sorted by the Doctor,新闻💮 put in little boxes and sent out to be sold. John Dolittle told the old Chief to keep the matter a secret and only to intrust the carrying to reliable men.
"He put his large face in at the information window"
"Well,脱轨📲 now,贵州🔎 look here,新闻📠 Cheapside,脱轨♿" said the Doctor. "We want you to get these city deliveries straightened out for us in the town of Fantippo. Our post birds are having great difficulty finding the right houses to take letters to. You're a city-bird,脱轨🎷 born and bred. Do you think you can help us?""Ah,脱轨♊" said the gull,脱轨🔖 "for land weather I wouldn't be much help to you. But when it comes to the oceans,脱轨🚎 I know a bird who can tell you more about sea weather than any bureau ever knew."
"Gub-Gub ate them,新闻🚏" said Too-Too. "Those are the sprouts,贵州🚏 no doubt,贵州🐂 that the thrushes brought here."
"What charming children you have,新闻🚌" said the Doctor to the mother spoonbill,事故🚔 who was watching them proudly. "I'm glad they've got their playthings safely back. I wouldn't have had them lose them for anything."
The old Chief sank into his chair as he ended and burst out weeping. The Doctor went up and patted him on the shoulder.
"When Noah's family first came out of the Ark,脱轨💶" said the turtle,火车🌝 "they slept in little beds which they strung up between the stumps of the drowned trees."
Reaching the mouth of the river at the southern end of the lake they paused a moment before entering the mangrove swamps and looked back. And there in the distance they could just see the shape of the old turtle standing on his new island,新闻💨 watching them. They waved to him and pushed on."Then I barked some more and ran a little way in the direction of the town,新闻📟 looking back at him to show him I wanted him to come with me.
And when Dab-Dab and Jip came to take away the tray they found the Doctor shaving. He was peering into a looking glass,脱轨🍗 holding the end of his nose and muttering to himself: