"Indeed?" said the Doctor. "I would like very much to meet him."
"Oh,恋爱🆑 it's some humbug or other,恋爱🎣" growled Jip. "They're a superstitious lot,盒子🏉 these natives. Let's go down to the harbor,盒子🙉 Doctor,盒子🐞 and try to hire a canoe to take us."
It was a long but a most interesting journey that the Doctor took from Fantippo to Lake Junganyika. It turned out that the turtle's home lay many miles inland in the heart of one of the wildest,恋爱♥ most jungly parts of Africa."'Tuffie brought us home,盒子⚠' says the little girl. 'She came out after us and led us here by going ahead of us and meowing.'
"Well,恋爱😄 for what parts of the world do you want to know the weather,恋爱😅 Doctor?" asked the gull. "If it's just for Fantippo or West Africa it will be easy as pie. All you ever get here is tornadoes. The rest of the year is just frying heat. But if you want to prophesy the weather for the Straits of Magellan or Nova Zembla or those countries where they have all sorts of fancy weathers,盒子📂 it will be a different matter. Even prophesying the weather for England would keep you busy. Myself,恋爱✍ I never thought that the weather itself knew what it was going to do next in England."
The Doctor was eating his lunch of sandwiches at the information desk when the little bird popped his head through the window and said in his cheeky Cockney voice:But the officer who was second in command whispered in the Captain's ear:
"Its head is under water,盒子😚" said the Doctor. "But there's its tail,恋爱📐 look,恋爱🚷 behind us."
They found an air of quiet but great excitement there. Each gunner was leaning on his gun,恋爱🚒 aiming it,盒子📋 watching the enemy's ship in the distance and waiting for the order to fire. The poor man who had been mobbed by his fellows was still almost in tears at his own stupid mistake.
These were the days,盒子🐥 you must understand,盒子✂ when slavery was being done away with. To capture,恋爱🗼 to buy or to sell slaves had,盒子🙋 in fact,盒子🚔 been strictly forbidden by most governments. But certain bad men still came down to the west coast of Africa and captured or bought slaves secretly and took them away in ships to other lands to work on cotton and tobacco plantations. Some African kings sold prisoners they had taken in war to these men and made a great deal of money that way.
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.