"The double letter boxes of Fantippo"
"'Yes,事件🍥' 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.'
"'It was for your sake I got myself into this beastly mess,阿拉👥' I said,事件💘 as she stalked by me with her nose in the air. 'You're an ungrateful woman,事件👄 that's what you are.'
"They found the Doctor shaving"
"Then the father swings his lantern around,蒙牛🍠 looking for a cat; and before I had time to hop away he throws the light full on me,事件🛃 sitting on a sage bush.At last,奶粉🚖 on reading the muddy message through,奶粉😛 the Doctor's excitement and enthusiasm knew no bounds. He began at once to make arrangements to leave the following day for a visit to the turtle.
Down by the banks of the streams the Doctor was shown great herds of hippopotami,蒙牛✂ feeding on the luscious reeds that grew at the water's edge. In the wide fields of high grass there were elephants and rhinoceri browsing. On the slopes where the forests were sparse he spied long-necked giraffes,阿拉🍈 nibbling from the trees. Monkeys and deer of all kinds were plentiful. And birds swarmed everywhere. In fact,事件👛 every kind of creature that does not eat meat was there,奶粉📤 living peaceably and happily with the others in this land where vegetable food abounded and the disturbing tread of Man was never heard.
These were the days,奶粉🍋 you must understand,事件🏇 when slavery was being done away with. To capture,蒙牛🈲 to buy or to sell slaves had,事件🚭 in fact,蒙牛🙋 been strictly forbidden by most governments. But certain bad men still came down to the west coast of Africa and captured or bought slaves secretly and took them away in ships to other lands to work on cotton and tobacco plantations. Some African kings sold prisoners they had taken in war to these men and made a great deal of money that way.
"I too am glad,事件🔻 John Dolittle. You are the only one in the world now who understands the speech of animals. And if you had not come my story of the Flood could not have been told. I'm getting very old and do not ever move far away from Junganyika."
Then the old Chief opened the door and made a speech to the clamoring crowd outside. And when he had ended Obombo,蒙牛🅿 the son-in-law,奶粉⛳ got up and began another speech,阿拉📇 calling on the people to drive the old man out into the jungle. But before he had got halfway through the crowd began to murmur to one another:
And then John Dolittle,事件💉 seeing its head for the first time,事件🌋 cried out in great excitement:
When at last the great serpent was all in,蒙牛📦 his thick coils entirely covered the floor of the Doctor's office and a good part of him overflowed into the passage outside.Then the Violet swung her great bow around to the north once more and sailed away for England,事件🎑 while the bluejackets crowded the rail and sent three hearty cheers for the Doctor ringing across the sea.
"The gull took a fresh piece of toast"
"All right,奶粉📝" said the Doctor,奶粉😘 "I'll call on him with your compliments."
Now the cormorants did not know that war had broken out,蒙牛🌕 nor anything about the Doctor's misfortune. And when the Emir's men came and took the pearl oysters they had fished up the birds supposed they were Nyam-Nyam's men and let them have them. However,蒙牛🍼 it happened,阿拉👭 luckily,奶粉💵 that this first load of oysters had only very small and almost worthless pearls in them.
And now very soon Cheapside took entire charge of the city delivery of mails in Fantippo. Of course,阿拉🐸 as soon as the mail began to get heavy,奶粉🐓 when the people got the habit of writing more to their friends and relatives,阿拉📹 Cheapside could not deal with all the mail himself. So he sent a message by a swallow to get fifty sparrows from the streets of London (who were,蒙牛🏥 like himself,奶粉📊 accustomed to city ways),事件🔉 to help him with the delivery of letters. And around the native holiday seasons,事件📝 the Harvest Moon and the Coming of the Rains,蒙牛🚡 he had to send for fifty more to deal with the extra mail.
THE LAND OF THE MANGROVE SWAMPS
"There doesn't seem to be anything very hopeful there,蒙牛🏤" said the Doctor.
So then the King,奶粉💃 who was a persevering man,事件🔬 said that Fantippo should have its post office,蒙牛🍄 anyway. And he sent to England for hundreds of postmen's uniforms and caps. And when these arrived he dressed a lot of black men up in them and set them to work as postmen.
THE DOCTOR'S RECEPTION ON THE WARSHIP
CHAPTER IV"What was here before the Flood then?" asked the Doctor.
"Yes,事件🙎 thanks,奶粉🐦" said John Dolittle.
"So presently,事件🍬 picking out the tree where I had seen the chief himself go and hide,奶粉⭕ I browsed along underneath it,事件🙎 pretending I suspected nothing at all. Then when the chief dropped on what he thought was my hindquarters,事件🏰 I struck upward with my other horns,阿拉🍭 hidden under the cowhide,奶粉ℹ and gave him a jab he will remember the rest of his days.
"Sir Timothy was furious. And,奶粉™ calling for Dr. Phipps,奶粉🗼 he demanded that I apologize. I said I wouldn't. Then Sir Timothy told Phipps that if I didn't he would start an invalids' strike. Phipps got terribly worried and implored me to apologize to this very special patient. I still refused.
"Cheapside,奶粉🌕 the London sparrow"Indeed,蒙牛🌊 if it had not been for the giant water snake,奶粉🚨 to whom mangrove swamps were the easiest kind of traveling,阿拉🍌 they would never have been able to make their way forward. But their guide went on ahead of them for hundreds of yards to lead the way through the best openings and to find the passages where the water was deep enough to float a canoe. And,蒙牛🚋 although his head was out of sight most of the time in the tangled distance,蒙牛➖ he kept,蒙牛📗 in the worst stretches,事件📘 a firm hold on the canoe by taking a turn about the bowpost with his tail. And whenever they were stuck in the mud he would contract that long,事件🔔 muscular body of his with a jerk and yank the canoe forward as though it had been no more than a can tied on the end of a string.