"'Oh,天空🐤 yes,梦想🚉' I said,歌词😜 'I know. I've seen pavement artists before.'
The Doctor,天空🏬 annoyed and embarrassed,分外🐅 forgot for the first time in his post office career to be polite.
At last John Dolittle,分外👬 who for his size,分外❇ was a very powerful wrestler,梦想⛵ got the pearl fisherman in a grip of iron where he couldn't move at all. But just as the Doctor was forcing the pistol out of his enemy's hand,天空💅 one of the other men,天空☝ who had been aroused by the noise of the fight,天空◾ woke up. And,天空🐚 leaning out of his bunk from behind the Doctor's back,分外🚳 he hit him a tremendous blow on the head with a bottle. Stunned and senseless,分外🐘 John Dolittle fell over in a heap and lay still upon the floor.
The next thing I must tell you about is the Prize Story Competition: The fame of the Puddleby fireside-circle,分外🏭 where the Doctor had amused his pets with so many interesting tales,歌词🐔 had become quite a famous institution. Too-Too had gossiped about it; Gub-Gub,天空👩 Jip and the white mouse had boasted of it. (You see,天空📏 they were always proud that they could say they were part of the great man's regular household.) And before long,梦想🏀 through this new post office of their own,分外📃 creatures all over the world were speaking of it and discussing it by letter. Next thing,分外🍊 the Doctor began to receive requests for stories by mail. He had become equally famous as an animal doctor,梦想🛁 an animal educator and an animal author."'What doctor?'" I asked.
"How far would it be from here?" asked John Dolittle.
About eleven o'clock a group of little rocky islands were sighted,歌词🚉 which their guide said were the Harmattan Rocks. At this point in their journey the mainland of Africa was just disappearing from view on the sky-line behind them. The rocks they were coming to seemed to be the home of thousands of different kinds of sea birds. As the canoe drew near,歌词🎭 gulls,梦想🍤 terns,梦想🚘 gannets,梦想🎫 albatrosses,歌词🚎 cormorants,天空🔓 auklets,梦想💘 petrels,歌词⛎ wild ducks,梦想🎬 even wild geese,分外⛵ came out,梦想📀 full of curiosity to examine the stranger. When they learned from the curlew that this quiet little fat man was none other than the great Doctor Dolittle himself they passed word back to the rocks; and soon the air about the canoe was simply thick with wings flashing in the sunlight. And the welcome to their home that the sea birds screeched to the Doctor was so hearty and noisy you couldn't hear yourself speak.
"There isn't any other place I like as well,歌词📥" said Mudface. "It's so hard to find a country where you're not disturbed these days.""Jip hung up the sign"
"Well,天空📡 wouldn't you like to keep them,分外🏫 then?" asked the spoonbill. "I could get the children something else to play with,梦想🔕 no doubt."
The next day the post-birds complained that the mail was an extra heavy one. And when it was sorted,歌词👵 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.
"A speaking tube!" the white mouse interrupted. "How was it used? I don't understand."
Somewhat puzzled,天空🌟 the Doctor first read the letter,天空📈 while Dab-Dab,天空🐭 who was still badgering him about taking a holiday,歌词🚃 looked over his shoulder. The letter said:
"Well,分外💒 it's an animal of some kind,分外🍫 isn't it?" said Jip. "But where's its head?" and he gazed down the long sloping back that stretched in a flat curve in front of them for a good thirty yards.