Dab-Dab prepared lunch and supper and served them as silently as she could,没有🌰 so as not to interrupt; but for the Doctor they were very scrappy meals. On into the night the story went. And now John Dolittle wrote by candle-light,没有💳 while all his pets,终极💦 with the exception of Too-Too,没有😕 were already nodding or dozing.
"Well,没有©" said the Jay,没有💷 "the story was handed down to me by my mother,东城🈲 who heard it from my grandmother,没有💿 who got it from my great-grandmother,东城👎 and so on,终极🐯 way back to an ancestor of ours who lived in America in the fifteenth century. Our kind of birds in those days did not come across to this side of the Atlantic,没有🏪 neither summer nor winter. We used to spend from March to September in the Bermudas and the rest of the year in Venezuela. And when we made the autumn journey south we used to stop at the Bahama Islands to rest on the way.
And then an idea came to him.
A MYSTERIOUS LETTER
"The British post office is now boasting,没有😿" said the Doctor,没有🍟 "that it can get a letter from London to Canada in fourteen days."
And the Doctor held some medicine to his lips which he had taken from the little black bag.
In a moment he was clattering down the stairs.
"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,东城🔩 as soon as I left the nest,东城📚 get caught by the first owl or cat that came along.
"You sound bitter,终极💰" said the Doctor. "Did King Mashtu do you any harm?"King Koko got to hear of this and he called up one of these stamp collectors and asked him why men should offer high prices for one old used stamp. And the white man explained to him this new craze for stamp collecting that was sweeping over the civilized world.
"I was out canoeing with a lady,没有🚘" said the Doctor,东城👠 and he smiled comfortingly at Zuzana,没有😋 who was beginning to weep again.