"I watched Morland's face as the beggar said this. And the expression that came into it told me I had not brought the great man here in vain.
"Mind,别克◼ you wash the soap out first,别克🐼 Doc,srv👇" chirped the Sparrow,srv😜 "it gets into my eyes."
Then Jip barked his loudest,别克⬜ hoping that possibly Dab-Dab might hear him on the mainland and fly out and bring help. But,别克🚡 of course,srv👔 they were much too far from the town for anyone to hear.
The first hard work of getting the post office in full swing was now over. And that night John Dolittle felt when he heard the doors being shut that at last he could afford to keep more regular hours and not be working all the time. And when Jip came inside the Registered Mail booth he found the Doctor leaning back in a chair with his feet on the desk,srv🍍 gazing around him with great satisfaction.
The King listened attentively and understood how his post office had been at fault. And he invited the Doctor to come ashore with Zuzana and Begwe and arrange the post office for him and put it in order so it would work properly.
"'Oh,别克💷 I think this is an awful place!'"
The next night,别克🚒 when they were again seated around the veranda after supper,srv😹 the Doctor asked: "Now,别克🚳 who's going to tell us a story to-night? Didn't Gub-Gub say he had one for us?""Why did you do it?" he repeated.
"Well,别克📠 but what shall I tell you a story about?" asked John Dolittle.
Then the Doctor and Zuzana started to paddle their canoe for all they were worth in the direction of the light. The night was calm,srv🐇 but the long swell of the ocean swung the little canoe up and down like a seesaw and it needed all Zuzana's skill to keep it in a straight line.
"He began his great inauguration speech"
Well,srv😟 everyone in turn,srv👭 the pushmi-pullyu,srv😄 Cheapside,srv🐇 Too-Too,srv🐄 Quip-the-Carrier,别克👝 all the swallows,别克📣 any stray birds who were living in the neighborhood,别克😏 even a pair of rats who had taken up their residence in the houseboat,别克😌 were cross-examined by the Doctor or Speedy.
"We call him One Eye,别克😥" said the gull. "He's an old,srv🍎 old albatross. Nobody knows how old. He lost an eye fighting with a fish eagle over a flounder. But he's the most marvelous weather prophet that ever lived. All sea birds have the greatest respect for his opinions. He has never been known to make a mistake."
PARCEL POST"Do any other animals live here?" asked the Doctor.
"Would it be too much to ask you?" said the Doctor,srv🚟 "to get me some souvenir from the city below the lake?"
"Jip hung up the sign""Tell me,别克🐝" asked the Doctor,srv💡 watching him thoughtfully as he hovered and swung and curved around the tiny boat,别克♐ "what made you come and bring me the news about the light? Gulls don't,别克🈶 as a rule,srv⛎ bother much about people or what happens to ships,srv🌗 do they?"
"Wilkins levelled a pistol at the Doctor's head"
"And,别克📣 sure enough,别克✴ he had hardly said the words before all over the king's garden parsnips began springing up thick and fast. Even the gravel walks were covered with them.