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,全集👔 he crawled out of the water on to the beach.
This woman's name was Zuzana and her husband was a very strong and fine-looking man. The King of Fantippo would have kept Zuzana's husband for this reason,电视剧🍪 because he liked to have strong men at his court. But the slave traders also wanted strong men,李三💾 for they could do a lot of work on the plantations. And they offered the King of Fantippo a specially high price for Zuzana's husband. And the king had sold him.
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Overhead the thick jungle arched and hung like a tunnel of green. This was a good thing by day-time,电视剧🐹 as it kept the sun off better than a parasol. And in the dry stretches of river bed,电视剧♨ where the Doctor had to carry or drag the canoe on home-made runners,李三📌 the work was hard and shade something to be grateful for.
"With a thrill of triumph,燕子🚽 I dropped the precious ostrich skin before their very eyes into the swirling river,全集🍩 where it quickly disappeared from view. A howl of rage went up from the Badamoshis.
"I'll take the pearls myself this time,全集📦" he said to Speedy,全集✍ "and hand them over to the spoonbill in person. We don't want any more accidents happening to them."Whenever a new flight of birds were expected at No-Man's-Land the Doctor always had a big supply of food of their particular kind got ready for their arrival before-hand. He had at the big meeting with the leaders put down in his notebook the dates of all the yearly flights of the different kinds of birds,李三📄 where they started from and where they went to. And this notebook was kept with great care.
The educational side of the Doctor's post office was a very important one and it grew all the time. As he had said to the Skimmer at the beginning,全集🏦 as soon as the birds and animals realized the helpfulness of having a post office of their own they used it more and more.
A good strong canoe had by this time been put at the Doctor's service by the King,李三🏪 who was also having the post office houseboat built at the Doctor's orders.
He got no answer. But soon,电视剧⛔ with a rush of wings that nearly blew his candle out,李三🌼 a great seagull swept down on to the houseboat rail beside him."I agree,全集🚀" said the King. "But the stamps must all have my beautiful face upon them,全集🔠 and no other."
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