"Why,正骨🐵 certainly,作用😸" said the big serpent. "I live in the same lake as he does,敷贴🚹 Lake Junganyika."
"Of course,段氏🚕 there's Sarah,段氏🔱" the Doctor went on puffing at his pipe dreamily. "Poor dear Sarah! I wonder whom she married. But there you are,作用🐅 I haven't her address. So I can't write to Sarah. And I don't suppose any of my old patients would want to hear from me."
"Why,敷贴✂ Cheapside!" cried John Dolittle. "At last you've come. My,正骨🈷 but it's good to see you! Did you have a pleasant journey?"
"Well,敷贴✳" said the neat little bird,作用🅿 settling down on the ground at his feet,敷贴💁 "I've found you at last,正骨😃 Doctor. I've been hunting all over creation for you."
"Oh,正骨🌹 surely,正骨🐊" said the Doctor. "He discovered America in 1492.""Dear me!" muttered the Doctor,作用🚈 paddling harder than ever,段氏🎢 "I wonder what can have happened?"
"'Good!' said the pig. 'I've come to the right place. Let us go on with the dinner.'
The Doctor was dreadfully angry when he had heard the story. And he asked Zuzana how long ago was it that the slaver's ship bearing her husband had left.
"Let's see what I can do,正骨💪" said Jip. And out of the canoe jumped another pearl fisherman.
"Good luck!" cried John Dolittle. "You're the very fellow I want. Would you be so good as to run around behind my back and gnaw this beastly rope? It's hurting my wrists."And soon the No-Man's-Land Weather Bureau began to get known abroad. The farmers in England,正骨😎 who had received such good weather reports by letter from the Doctor,作用📹 went up to London and told the government that their own reports were no good,作用🗽 that a certain John Dolittle,敷贴🏃 M.D.,正骨🐂 was writing them much better reports from some place in Africa.
"Everything all right now,敷贴🌛 Doctor?" he asked as he swept in graceful circles around the canoe.
"Keep right on,作用😛 Doctor,段氏📁" said the gull. "I'm going off to get some friends of mine."
"Well,敷贴☠" said Speedy,敷贴😻 "that would be possible. But,正骨🍐 of course,敷贴🚌 we could only do it during certain months of the year when we were in Africa. And then we could only take letters to the mild and warm countries. We should get frozen if we had to carry mail where severe winters were going on."While the Doctor was examining them with great curiosity the turtle said:
"Jip hung up the sign"
"Are you the owner of that Noah's Ark down there?" he stormed,作用📺 pointing to the other ship alongside.
And when Dab-Dab and Jip came to take away the tray they found the Doctor shaving. He was peering into a looking glass,敷贴🏄 holding the end of his nose and muttering to himself:
"How does the garden look,敷贴🍵 Cheapside?" asked the Doctor.
"No,正骨⁉" said the bird. "But I am the swallow that brought you the message from the monkeys that time they were sick."
CHAPTER IVFor a long time Dab-Dab,作用🔳 the motherly housekeeper,敷贴👣 had been trying to get the Doctor to take a holiday from his post office business.
It was a great day at the Doctor's post office when Cheapside,敷贴◽ the London sparrow,作用🐲 arrived from Puddleby to look after the city deliveries for Fantippo.