Now this particular stretch of water they were trying to cross happened to be a bad place for swimming. And after about a quarter of an hour Jip and the Doctor felt themselves being carried out to sea in the grip of a powerful current. They tried their hardest to get to the island. But without any success.
And going to the door,穿越🈯 he called in the bird who had carried the registered package.
THE WHITE MOUSE'S STORY
"I leapt as I have never leapt before"
Cheapside said that the message was so long he was afraid he would never be able to remember it by heart. So John Dolittle told him to take it down in bird scribble and he dictated it to him all over again.
One evening at six o'clock Jip shut the doors of the post office as usual,小说📭 and hung up the sign "Closed" as he always did at that hour. The Doctor heard the bolts being shot and he stopped counting postcards and took out his pipe to have a smoke.As soon as these two men stepped ashore at Fantippo a porter came up to them to carry their bags. And right in the middle of the porter's chest the collectors spied the twopenny-halfpenny Fantippo red! Then both of the stamp collectors offered to buy the stamp. And as each was anxious to have it for his collection,项羽👡 before long they were offering high prices for it,项羽💻 bidding against one another.
The Doctor ran into the post office kitchen and woke the poor housekeeper,小说😔 who was slumbering soundly beside the kitchen stove.
"That's the 'Elephants' March,项羽🗼'" said the turtle. "They always played it at the Royal Circus of Shalba for the elephants' procession."The tremendous animal which the Fantippans had called a dragon had now climbed right up the beach and was standing fully revealed in all his strangeness. At first he looked like some curious mixture between a crocodile and a giraffe. He had short,小说🐗 spreading legs,小说🐇 but enormously long tail and neck. On his head were two stubby little horns.
After that,穿越📐 of course,穿越🔋 letters began to arrive at the houseboat for the Doctor's pets. And one morning,项羽💐 when the mail was sorted,穿越🙎 there was a letter for Dab-Dab from her sister; one for the white mouse written by a cousin from the Doctor's bureau drawer; one for Jip from the collie who lived next door in Puddleby and one for Too-Too,穿越📲 telling him he had a new family of six young ones in the rafters of the stable. But there was nothing for Gub-Gub. The poor pig was nearly in tears at being left out. And when the Doctor went into town that afternoon Gub-Gub asked could he come along.