"How much further have we got to go?" asked the Doctor,演唱会🐤 rinsing the mud off his hat in a pool.
"What do you think,蚕室🍜 Dab-Dab,演唱会🔅" he said breathless with excitement,演唱会✴ "I've got a second letter from the turtle and the messenger is going to take us to see him!"
"'Yes,蚕室🎓' said the spaniel. 'We are staying at The Royal George. My master is painting some pictures of the country and next week he is going back to London to commence on the portrait of the prince.'
With trembling fingers the Doctor lit the candle. Then,演唱会👕 shielding the flame with his hand,韩国🌙 he bounded out of the room and up the stairs.
And to Dab-Dab's horror,演唱会🏪 the Doctor tore a clean piece off the farmer's letter,蚕室🔻 scribbled a reply,演唱会🌷 wrapped the pearl up in it and handed it to the swallow.
A MOST UNUSUAL POST OFFICE"It's a wonderful medicine,韩国💒 that,韩国🙆" said he. "You are surely a great Doctor. Have you got any more of it?"
Standing on the top of the hill with Jip and the piffilosaurus at his side,演唱会👪 the Doctor gazed down over the wide bowl full of contented animal life and heaved a sigh.
"By sniffing them,韩国🎬" said the cormorant. "The ones that have those things in them don't smell fresh. I'm frightfully particular about my oysters."
"Are you the owner of that Noah's Ark down there?" he stormed,韩国⛪ pointing to the other ship alongside."Come along,蚕室📌" said Dab-Dab,韩国💷 picking the wretched culprit up in her big webbed feet. "I'll take you back to the mainland. And you can thank your lucky stars that it's the Doctor who is in charge of this post office. It's to jail you really ought to go."
"Yes,演唱会📼 yes,演唱会🍊" said the Doctor. "Go on. I remember Columbus writing of land birds in his diary. Go on."
"Build windows in the prison at once,蚕室🍇" the Emir said to the guards.
"I wonder,演唱会👩" said the Doctor. "They do say he is a most unscrupulous customer. Well,演唱会🌷 there's nothing for it,韩国📋 I suppose,演唱会🌋 but that I should paddle back to Fantippo right away and try to find him. The post office is responsible for the loss of registered mail,蚕室😄 and if Mr. Wilkins took those pearls I'm going to get them back again. But after this we will make it a post office rule that carriers of registered mail may not talk to their sisters or anyone else while on duty."
But when the sparrow went all his London friends went with him and the post office was left with no city birds to attend to the city deliveries. The swallows and other birds tried their hardest to get letters around to the houses properly. But they couldn't. And before long complaints began to come in from the townspeople."How dare you speak to me like that? I am the Emir of Ellebubu,演唱会🏤" he thundered.
The Emir of Ellebubu went back to his palace feeling perfectly certain that after he had starved John Dolittle for a few days he would be able to make him do anything he wanted. He gave orders that no water should be served to the prisoner either,韩国🍀 so as to make doubly sure that he would be reduced to obedience.
"No,韩国🚊 Speedy,蚕室🌿" said the Doctor. "See,蚕室♓ you have an ounce weight on the pan as well as yourself. That makes you only three and a half ounces."
GOOD-BYE TO FANTIPPO
"And then,韩国📋 they've got no letter boxes in the doors,蚕室🍙" said Cheapside. "There ought to be slots made to poke the letters in. The only place these bloomin' 'eathens have for a postman to put a letter is down the chimney."
"Tell me,蚕室🌿" called John Dolittle,韩国👍 in canary language,韩国🈴 "where are the matches? Quick!"