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Dab-Dab screwed up her eyes and peered at it closely.
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But not one hit the slave ship. Splash! Splash! Splash! They fell harmlessly into the water.
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The snake,漂流📛 hearing Cheapside's chatter,红河⛵ thought something must be wrong. He turned his head-end around and came back to see what the matter was. Then a short halt was made in the journey while the Doctor and Jip cleaned themselves up,红河🔞 and the precious notebooks,附近🚱 which had also been jerked out into the mud,电话号码😦 were rescued and stowed in a safe place.
John Dolittle steered the boat up closer still and continued to talk to the woman in a kindly way. But she seemed for a long time to mistrust him because he was a white man. Little by little,农家院😄 however,电话号码🍃 the Doctor won her confidence and at last,农家院🍟 still weeping bitterly,电话号码😂 she told him her story."'Jumping Cheese!' I cried. 'Dye me black!'
This made the kingdom of Fantippo much richer and more important than it had been before,漂流🛃 of course. And a large grant of money was given by the King to the Foreign Mails post office,漂流🐕 which was used by the Doctor in making the houseboat better and bigger.
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"Build windows in the prison at once,漂流▪" the Emir said to the guards.Full daylight had not yet come and the light from a lamp could be seen palely shining up the stairs which led to the cabin. The Doctor slid forward like a shadow,漂流🎒 tiptoed his way down the stairs and peered through the partly opened door.
A MYSTERIOUS LETTER
"In introducing one well-bred pig to another should you say 'Miss Virginia Ham,电话号码🈴 "meet" Mr. Frank Footer,电话号码🎯' or 'Get acquainted?'
"If you don't make the birds work for me I'll give orders that you get no food,农家院⬛" said the Emir. "You shall be starved to death."CHAPTER V
They asked the Doctor if he could give them any news of their beloved London. But he had to admit that he also had been away from that city for a long time. However,附近💧 while they were talking Cheapside came into the lighthouse kitchen,电话号码🏪 looking for the Doctor. The city sparrow was delighted to find that the keepers were also Cockneys. And he gave them,农家院🎣 through the Doctor,漂流🐍 all the latest gossip of Wapping,漂流🚚 Limehouse,红河🔮 the East India Docks and the wharves and the shipping of London River.
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