And then the Fantippans,selectedindexcha📳 who so far had been very timid about going far out to sea on account of storms,nged🍆 now that they had a good weather bureau and knew what weather to expect,nged😁 began building larger sailboats,selectedindexcha🎽 instead of their little frail canoes. And they became what is called a mercantile nation,nged💋 traded up and down the shores of West Africa,nged🍵 and even went as far south as the Cape of Good Hope and entered the Indian Ocean to traffic in goods with people of foreign lands.
"There doesn't seem to be anything very hopeful there,nged♻" said the Doctor.
As Zuzana and Begwe rose to go,selectedindexcha📊 for it was beginning to get dark,nged🐪 the Doctor noticed a canoe setting out toward his ship from the shore. And in it,selectedindexcha🐤 when it got near,nged🚎 he saw King Koko himself,selectedindexcha🍀 coming to the white man's boat with stamps to sell.
Then the Captain shook hands with the Doctor and thanked him for the great assistance he had given Her Majesty's Navy. And he asked him for his address in England,nged⬛ because he said he was going to tell the government about him and the Queen would most likely want to make him a knight or give him a medal or something. But the Doctor said he would rather have a pound of tea instead. He hadn't tasted tea in several months and the kind they had in the officers' mess was very good.At last poor Dab-Dab,selectedindexcha🆒 fully awakened,nged📊 understood what was the matter. And in a moment she was up and doing.
"Then,nged✒ rubbing out the whole picture,selectedindexcha🐸 George Morland re-drew it in his way. And it was so lifelike you could nearly hear the cat lapping up the milk.
"No,nged😱" said the Doctor. "It's only about noon,selectedindexcha😾 I should say. But we're locked up. That stupid old Emir of Ellebubu made war on Nyam-Nyam and threw me into jail. Bother it,nged💤 I always seem to be getting into prison! The worst of it was,nged🐳 he wouldn't let Jip or Dab-Dab come with me. I'm particularly annoyed that I haven't got Dab-Dab. I wish I knew some way I could get a message to her."
"The Doctor patted him on the shoulder""He was,nged😷 indeed,selectedindexcha🚧" said the duck. "I'm not surprised his wife is sick,selectedindexcha🚷 if she has a husband with a face like that."
Zuzana described to the Doctor how she had followed the white man's ship a long way out in a canoe,selectedindexcha🐝 imploring them to give her back her husband. But they had only laughed at her and gone on their way. And their ship had soon passed out of sight.
"'Oh,nged💙 Willie,selectedindexcha🚗' says the little girl to her brother,selectedindexcha🔤 'we're saved!' ('Saved,nged🆓' mark you,nged🐕 when neither of the boobies was in the slightest danger!) 'We're saved!' says she. 'There's Tuffie,nged😈 our cat,selectedindexcha🚢 come for us. She'll show us the way home. Cats can always find their way home,selectedindexcha👷 can't they,nged⛳ Willie? Let's follow her!'"
PROLOGUE"Keep right on,selectedindexcha🔤 Doctor,selectedindexcha🏉" said the gull. "I'm going off to get some friends of mine."
So the Doctor's letter was written and addressed to Matthew Mugg,selectedindexcha🙏 Esquire,selectedindexcha🎉 Cats' Meat Merchant,nged🐫 Puddleby-on-the-Marsh,selectedindexcha😘 Slopshire,nged🈵 England. And it was sent off by Quip-the-Carrier.
Somewhat puzzled,nged🚅 the Doctor first read the letter,selectedindexcha🌂 while Dab-Dab,nged🛁 who was still badgering him about taking a holiday,selectedindexcha🌖 looked over his shoulder. The letter said:
"In introducing one well-bred pig to another should you say 'Miss Virginia Ham,nged❓ "meet" Mr. Frank Footer,nged📰' or 'Get acquainted?'
THE BIRDS THAT HELPED COLUMBUS
"That will be splendid,nged⛪" said the Doctor. "I think your friend should be very helpful to us."
"I see,nged🙋" said the Doctor. "But the storms,nged🎸 what do you do in them to keep yourselves safe?"
At length the extraordinary creature that had come to their rescue reached the island; and with Jip and the Doctor still clinging to his wide back,selectedindexcha🍓 he crawled out of the water on to the beach.
THE DOCTOR'S RECEPTION ON THE WARSHIP
"With the greatest of pleasure,nged🚪" said the cormorant.
"That's not a bad idea,nged🍳 Jip,nged😲" said the Doctor. "We'll go down the shore a way till we're opposite the island,selectedindexcha🐎 then we won't have so far to swim."