"The Doctor lit the candle"
The first hard work of getting the post office in full swing was now over. And that night John Dolittle felt when he heard the doors being shut that at last he could afford to keep more regular hours and not be working all the time. And when Jip came inside the Registered Mail booth he found the Doctor leaning back in a chair with his feet on the desk,观察🚧 gazing around him with great satisfaction.
It was the sound of a seabird,观察📘 calling away out at sea. Now,观察✏ seabirds don't,头像😧 as a rule,头像😢 call very much unless they are in great numbers. This call sounded like a single bird. The Doctor put his head through the window and looked out.
And turning around Jip saw the longest tail that mortal beast ever had,外星人🍙 thrashing the water and driving them toward the island.
Well,头像✔ that was how still another department,外星人👵 the Parcel Post,外星人👞 was added to the Foreign Mails Office of Fantippo. Gub-Gub's sprouts arrived (tons of them,日记🎮 because this was a very big flight of birds),日记💉 and after that many kinds of animals came to the Doctor and asked him to send for foreign foods for them when their own ran short. In this way,观察💸 too,外星人🍹 bringing seeds and plants from other lands by birds,日记🐖 the Doctor tried quite a number of experiments in planting,观察🔒 and what is called acclimatizing,日记💶 fruits and vegetables and even flowers.
They reached Nyam-Nyam's village about six o'clock in the evening and the old chief prepared a supper for his guests. There was very little to eat at it,外星人🍀 however. And the Doctor was again reminded how poor these people were.
"That's the main trouble with sailors,头像🍀 Doctor. They don't know winds the way they ought. They can tell a northeast wind from a west wind. And a strong one from a weak one. And that's about all. But when you've spent most of your life,外星人📹 the way we have,日记🚆 flying among the winds,观察🔋 using them to climb on,观察🐻 to swoop on and to hover on,头像📺 you get to know that there's a lot more to a wind besides its direction and its strength. How often it puffs upward or downward,日记💶 how often it grows weak or grows strong,外星人♎ will tell you,观察🈹 if you know the science of winds,观察😡 a whole lot."