"'What doctor?'" I asked.
"A ship!" cried the Doctor.
After the Doctor had written his first letter by Swallow Mail to the Cats'-Meat-Man he began to think of all the other people to whom he had neglected to write for years and years. And very soon every spare moment he had was filled in writing to friends and acquaintances everywhere.
On arriving back at the houseboat from his short and very busy holiday the Doctor was greeted joyfully by the pushmi-pullyu,演员🌲 Too-Too,何以🌜 Cheapside and Speedy the Skimmer. King Koko also came out to greet his friend when he saw the arrival of the Doctor's canoe through a pair of opera glasses (price ten shillings and sixpence) which he had recently got from London by parcel post. And the prominent Fantippans,何以🚨 who had missed their afternoon tea and social gossip terribly during the Postmaster's absence,学生♋ got into their canoes and followed the King out to the Foreign Mails Office.So while the Doctor put his clothes on and Gub-Gub washed the mud out of his ears,何以😟 Dab-Dab went off on a tour of inquiry around the islands.
"He hasn't any matches on him,演员🐙" she shouted. "Not a single one."
CHAPTER IVBut the Doctor didn't answer. And Jip could see from his face that his strength and breath were nearly gone.