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"Very good,地图✒" said the Doctor. "Then that settles that. Now I must get back to the post office. The ship is yours. But as soon as the nesting is over come and let me know,地图📥 because I have a very special idea I want to tell you about."
But it was of little use to try to get more sleep now. The camp was astir. John Dolittle,罗马帝国🀄 bent on the one idea of hearing that story,中文版🐯 had already swung himself out of his hammock and was now washing his face noisily in the lake. Cheapside shook his feathers,地图🚒 swore a few words in Cockney and flew off his tree down to the Doctor's side.
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While the Doctor was examining them with great curiosity the turtle said:
But when he came up,地图📘 blowing like a seal,中文版😛 he hadn't even got an oyster. All he had was a mouthful of seaweed.
And the frightened minister moved back among the crowd so the Doctor's evil gaze could not fall upon his face.For many folks it would have seemed a creepy,地图📠 nightmary sort of country,中文版💁 this land of the mangrove swamps. But to the Doctor,地图📼 for whom any kind of animal life was always companionable and good intentioned,中文版📠 it was a most delightful new field of exploration.
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