Inside the lighthouse the Doctor found the darkness blacker still. With hands outstretched before him,长兴🌉 he hurried forward and the first thing he did was to stumble over a man who was lying on the floor just within the door. Without waiting to see what was the matter with him,长兴📭 the Doctor jumped over his body and began to grope his way up the winding stairs of the tower that led to the big lamp at the top.
Soon hisses and groans broke out among the crowd and,招投标👘 picking up pebbles and mud,长兴♣ they began pelting Obombo so he could not go on with his speech. Finally he had to run for the jungle himself to escape the fury of the people.
And then because so many letters were written him about good manners and proper behavior,招投标🌘 he wrote a "Book of Etiquette for Animals." It is still a very famous work,招投标🅰 though copies of it are rare now. But when he wrote it the Doctor printed a first edition of fifty thousand copies and sent them all out by mail in one week. It was at this time,招投标💮 too,招投标🅱 that he wrote and circulated another very well-known book of his called "One-Act Plays for Penguins."
Just at that moment Speedy-the-Skimmer came in and said:
THE ANIMALS' PARADISE
"All right,长兴🌂" said the King. "Here's a letter to a friend of mine who runs a shoe-shine parlor in Alabama. Let me see how quickly you can get me an answer to it."
"He led me to a lonely old farm out on the hills. And there,招投标✈ concealing myself in some bushes,长兴✅ I watched the great Morland painting one of his famous farm scenes.
When Speedy came to the hummock and said,主任💪 "Doctor,交易中心💸 it is finished,长兴😿" Mudface gazed thoughtfully out into the lake and murmured:When the lunch was over the Doctor took an armchair beside the kitchen stove and lit his pipe. "I am thinking,主任📣" he said to the gull,招投标🆖 "of starting a new department in my post office. Many of the birds who have helped me in this mail business seem to be remarkably good weather prophets. And what you have just told me about your knowledge of the sea and storms has given me the idea of opening a weather bureau."
"They're not your pearl fisheries,主任🍃 you black-faced ruffian,主任🚣" said the Doctor. "You stole them from poor old Nyam-Nyam. The pearls were fished for by diving birds. But the birds are honest and will work only for honest people. Why don't you have windows in your prisons? You ought to be ashamed of yourself."
The long journey was over at last.
"Very good,主任😒 Doctor,交易中心🍂" said the swallow,招投标👽 turning to go. "I'll tell the Skimmer what you say."But just at that moment the order came from the Captain,主任👱 "Cease firing!" And the men left their places.
"'It is,主任⛽' says he,主任♉ 'only it's not dark enough. What were you making all that racket over there for just now? Waking a fellow out of his sleep before it's got properly dark!'