The moon had now risen and the weird scenery of Junganyika was all green lights and blue shadows. As the Doctor snuffed out his candles and Jip curled himself up at his feet the turtle suddenly started humming a tune in his deep bass voice,怎么样🌽 waving his long neck from side to side in the moonlight.
"Mixing the turtle's medicine"
Nearly all of the history of Doctor Dolittle's post office took place when he was returning from a voyage to West Africa. Therefore I will begin (as soon as I have told you a little about how he came to take the journey) from where he turned his ship towards home again and set sail for Puddleby-on-the-Marsh.And turning around Jip saw the longest tail that mortal beast ever had,怎么样🏫 thrashing the water and driving them toward the island.
"Pearls before swine,现在🔹" giggled the white mouse. "Tee,楼村🍞 hee!"
"Aye,楼村〽 aye,楼村💒 sir,怎么样📜" said the sailor,现在💺 removing the handcuffs from the Doctor's wrists and turning to go.
"I should say he did,现在📜" growled Mudface. "But that belongs to the story of the Flood. You have come far. You must be weary and in need of food."
Then the white mouse,楼村📷 who was watching the show from the Doctor's shoulder,怎么样💰 whispered in his ear:
As soon as the Doctor and Jip had climbed down off his back he swung his head around on the end of that enormous neck and said to the Doctor:Then Speedy whispered in the Doctor's ear:
The leader,楼村🌼 who already knew the Doctor,楼村🚞 of course,楼村🏥 came forward to get orders and to see how much mail there was to be carried.
"The Doctor gave the king a cup of China tea"
Then the Violet swung her great bow around to the north once more and sailed away for England,楼村😰 while the bluejackets crowded the rail and sent three hearty cheers for the Doctor ringing across the sea.About eleven o'clock a group of little rocky islands were sighted,楼村😅 which their guide said were the Harmattan Rocks. At this point in their journey the mainland of Africa was just disappearing from view on the sky-line behind them. The rocks they were coming to seemed to be the home of thousands of different kinds of sea birds. As the canoe drew near,楼村🚀 gulls,怎么样◾ terns,现在🏪 gannets,楼村💰 albatrosses,楼村🍹 cormorants,现在📤 auklets,楼村🌂 petrels,怎么样🌺 wild ducks,现在🚊 even wild geese,现在🚂 came out,怎么样📻 full of curiosity to examine the stranger. When they learned from the curlew that this quiet little fat man was none other than the great Doctor Dolittle himself they passed word back to the rocks; and soon the air about the canoe was simply thick with wings flashing in the sunlight. And the welcome to their home that the sea birds screeched to the Doctor was so hearty and noisy you couldn't hear yourself speak.
Then came the problem of how to sleep. This was not so easy,怎么样🚲 because,现在🍬 although the foundations of the turtle's mound were of stone,怎么样🐇 there was hardly a dry spot on the island left where you could lie down. The Doctor tried the canoe. But it was sort of cramped and uncomfortable for sleeping,现在🔸 and now even there,现在🌴 too,怎么样😶 the mud had been carried by Dab-Dab's feet and his own. In this country the great problem was getting away from the mud.
"All right,楼村☑" said the Doctor,怎么样🔬 "I'll call on him with your compliments.""Good morning,楼村💜 Your Majesty,怎么样💷" said the Doctor. "Do you happen to know what kind of animal this bone belongs to?"
"'Oh,现在💧 yes,现在🐄' I said,怎么样📏 'I know. I've seen pavement artists before.'