"Well,广场💭" said Gub-Gub,灵子🐰 "you know how people are always telling you 'You mustn't speak about those things at table!' Well,广场🕊 the Cook Goblins had a speaking tube in the wall which led,灵子🚣 at the other end,三点式📬 to the open air outside. And whenever you wanted to talk about any of the things forbidden at table you left the table and went and said it into the speaking tube; then you came back to your seat. It was a very great invention.... Well,灵子🎿 as I was saying,广场💒 the baby pig enjoyed himself tremendously. And when the meal was over he said he must be going back because he wanted to get into the sty before his mother and father should be awake.
"I too am glad,舞美🕊 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."
"I should say he did,广场💴" growled Mudface. "But that belongs to the story of the Flood. You have come far. You must be weary and in need of food."
"I don't know what I'll say to him. I'll see when I get there,舞美🔫" said John Dolittle. "But we must be very careful how we approach,三点式🚇 so that he doesn't see us coming. If he should pull up his anchor and sail away we would never be able to overtake him by canoe."
"Yes,舞美💼" said Jip,广场📠 putting down his watchman's lantern,舞美🎮 "and a mighty good one it is,三点式📥 too. There isn't another like it anywhere."
"No,灵子💙" said the Doctor,三点式🏥 "I mean the swallows who are going back to England for the summer. They very kindly offered to guide my ship home. They're friends of mine,广场😘 you see."The next day the post-birds complained that the mail was an extra heavy one. And when it was sorted,舞美🚹 there were ten thick letters for Gub-Gub and none for anybody else. Jip got suspicious about this and looked over Gub-Gub's shoulder while he opened them. In each one there was a banana skin.
"I'll bet it's Jack Wilkins,三点式☺ the cross-eyed pearl fisherman,舞美📻" whispered Dab-Dab. "A man with a face like that would steal anything. And he was the only one,三点式✝ besides us and Speedy,舞美😔 who knew the pearls were going through the mails. It's Wilkins,灵子🎯 sure as you're alive."
"And this is what I heard the farmer say to his wife: 'We'll keep the black and white kitten,舞美❓ Liza. I'll drown the other five to-morrow morning. Won't never do to have all them cats running around the place.' His grammar was atrocious.
He agreed with the Doctor that the idea of a bird weather bureau was quite a possible thing and would lead to much better weather reports than had so far been possible. Then for a whole hour and a half he gave the Doctor a lecture on winds. Every word of this John Dolittle wrote down in a notebook.