The sparrow got back to Junganyika late that afternoon. He reported that Speedy had immediately,200🚔 on receiving the Doctor's message,臧克茂🐎 forwarded it to the postmasters of the branch offices with orders to pass it on to all the bird-leaders everywhere. It was expected that the first birds would begin to arrive here early the following morning.
"Dear me!" muttered the Doctor,简介😨 paddling harder than ever,简介🍈 "I wonder what can have happened?"
Then the Skimmer,臧克茂🚍 with one of his claws,200📰 began tracing out some letters on the Doctor's palm. Before he had got very far John Dolittle sprang up,臧克茂🍂 nearly overturning the canoe.
Disappointed and sad,200ℹ Dab-Dab and the Doctor started to paddle their way back.As the pushmi-pullyu was now quite ready to leave,作者🌠 the Doctor thanked the swallows and told them he would be delighted to have their company. Then for the remainder of that day all was hustle and hurry and bustle,作者👧 getting the ship provisioned and making preparations for the long trip back to England.
"That was a queer-looking customer,作者❇ wasn't he?" he said to Dab-Dab.
"Make one!" cried the turtle. "How would you go about it?"
"We've caught the fellow who stole the pearls,简介💝 Doctor,200🚌" said Speedy.
"I suppose he didn't like to,200👨" said the swallow. "Thought you'd be offended,200🍘 perhaps."
"Then you should have seen those poor children jump!
"Let's 'ope it 'asn't many verses,200💶" grumbled Cheapside,200🚤 sleepily putting his head under his wing."All right,200😫" said the Doctor. "I'll mention that."
"Soon after,简介🔦 the enemy's army closed about the castle and tried to storm it. Then for many weeks they remained there,简介🐃 knowing that sooner or later the king and the people in the castle would run short of food and have to give in.