"Oh,手动🐧 indeed,地图📛" said the bird. "And why don't the ladies in the country wear them,城市📪 too?"
"Not at all,点亮💣" said the turtle. "I'll go down and try to get you something right away."
But,手动🍍 alas! instead of making the number of letters he had to answer less,手动🐱 the Doctor found that by sending out books of information he increased a hundredfold the already enormous mail he had to attend to.
"When I was born I was one of seven twins. But all my brothers and sisters were ordinary mouse color and I alone out of the whole family was white. My color worried my mother and father a great deal. They said I was so conspicuous and would certainly,去过🔍 as soon as I left the nest,手动➗ get caught by the first owl or cat that came along.
After hanging around a while they paddled back and told the Emir that they could find no more pearl oysters on the rocks. He sent them out to look again; but they returned with the same report.
"Yes,城市😹 thanks,怎么🍋" said John Dolittle.
"'Why,城市⚽ it's Jip!' he cried. 'Good dog. Come here. You're the very fellow I want.'
"My memory doesn't work very well while my hands are tied,地图💄" said the Doctor quietly,城市🍜 nodding toward the handcuffs. "Possibly if you took these things off I might remember."
"I know,手动🍂" said Speedy. "And if we could we would have nested right here in this country to oblige you,城市🚓 and not bothered about going to England this year. It wouldn't have mattered terribly much to miss one summer in the North. But,怎么📏 you see,百度🚇 we swallows can't nest very well in trees. We like houses and barns and buildings to nest in."
"Gracious,点亮🐼 Cheapside!" said the Doctor,地图🔍 laughing. "It makes me quite homesick for England to hear your Cockney chirp."
"Who sent you those?" asked Jip.
John Dolittle had thought that he and his friends had gone home to London. But they hadn't. They knew the Doctor would need them and they had just hung around outside the town. And then the Doctor,点亮✴ after lecturing Cheapside again about politeness,地图👦 gave him back his job."Your Majesty,怎么📟" said the Doctor,手动🌘 "I have now a plan to provide your country with an excellent service of foreign mails if you will agree to what I suggest."
"Oh,手动❌ it's some humbug or other,手动🍉" growled Jip. "They're a superstitious lot,点亮🍋 these natives. Let's go down to the harbor,地图🚭 Doctor,城市☝ and try to hire a canoe to take us."
"Oh,手动☑" said the Doctor,怎么🐔 "who is that?"
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,去过🚍 gazing around him with great satisfaction."And you might ask him too,地图👈" put in Dab-Dab who had been listening,点亮📑 "to take a look at the back windows of the house to see that none of them is broken. We don't want the rain coming in on the beds."
"Balls of pink putty would suit them just as well,怎么😋" snorted Dab-Dab.
These were the days,去过📬 you must understand,点亮🍋 when slavery was being done away with. To capture,点亮😘 to buy or to sell slaves had,点亮✡ in fact,手动🏭 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.
"Are you the owner of that Noah's Ark down there?" he stormed,城市⁉ pointing to the other ship alongside.
And he had letter-boxes made,去过👭 just the way the white trader had told him they had in England,点亮💜 and he set them up at the corners of the streets and told his people that all they had to do was to put one of his stamps on their letters,地图🐪 poke them into these boxes and they would travel to any corner of the earth they wished.