THE LAND OF THE MANGROVE SWAMPS
In the meantime,宫刑📢 Speedy and the thrush flew over the land by the short cut to the post office.
"How uneducated you are!" snorted the pig,子长🌲 turning up his snout. "Ladies before gentlemen; swine before pearls!"
"Where is that?" asked the Doctor.
Still another thing in which the Doctor's post office was different from all others was the gum used on the stamps. The supply of gum which the King had been using for his stamps ran short and the Doctor had to set about discovering and making a new kind. And after a good deal of experiment he invented a gum made of licorice,子长♊ which dried quickly and worked very well. But,宫刑🆖 as I have said,宫刑🎑 the Fantippans were very fond of sweetmeats. And soon after the new gum was put into use the post office was crowded with people buying stamps by the hundred.
"The gull took a fresh piece of toast"
Then spies from those neighboring countries who had always been robbing and warring upon this land began to sneak around the rocks in canoes. And,子长🐀 of course,宫刑👋 very soon the secret was out.Then the Captain,宫刑🏢 who a moment before was all for punishing the man who had fired without orders,宫刑🔒 wanted to know who it was that aimed that marvelous shot which brought the slaver to a standstill. And the Doctor was going to tell him it was Speedy. But the Skimmer whispered in his ear:
"The trees bent down with his weight"
Well,宫刑🌁 when four days had passed the Emir of Ellebubu sent a messenger to the prison to inquire if the Doctor was now willing to do as he was told. The guards after talking to John Dolittle brought word to the Emir that the white man was as obstinate as ever and had no intention of giving in.