"What's that for?" asked the Doctor.
"It looks to me,yif🎣" she said,魔幻🈸 "like the Harmattan Rocks."
Then he strode through the prison door out into the sunlit street,魔幻👝 while the frightened people fell back on either side and covered their faces,整容😫 whispering:
"Oh,魔幻📎 yes,yif🍖" said John Dolittle. "All in good time,yif📇 Dab-Dab."From that the Doctor went on to explain to the King,整容📥 that much as he loved Fantippo and its people,yif👮 he had many things to attend to in England and must now be thinking of going home. And of course as none of the natives could talk bird-language,魔幻🍀 the Swallow Mail would have to be replaced by the ordinary kind of post office.
Then for a good hour and a half the faithful housekeeper fished up oyster after oyster and brought them to the Doctor on the island. He and the animals found opening them quite exciting work,yif🏰 because you never knew what you might discover. But nothing was found in the shells but fat oysters and thin oysters.
"Why,yif🙍 this is extraordinary!" said the Doctor,魔幻🚕 examining the bone with great care. "I did not know that this class of animals were still to be found in Africa. Where did you get this bone,yif😮 Jip?"
But it was of little use to try to get more sleep now. The camp was astir. John Dolittle,整容📄 bent on the one idea of hearing that story,魔幻🐭 had already swung himself out of his hammock and was now washing his face noisily in the lake. Cheapside shook his feathers,魔幻💏 swore a few words in Cockney and flew off his tree down to the Doctor's side.So Zuzana had hurried to a professional letter writer (the common people of those tribes couldn't write for themselves,yif🔶 you see) and had a letter written,整容💵 begging their cousin to send the goats and oxen to the king without delay. Then she had taken the letter to the Fantippo post office and sent it off.
In a very short time the ship presented a curious and extraordinary sight,yif🚕 with the mud nests stuck all over her and birds flying in thousands round her masts,整容🍠 coming and going,魔幻😂 building homes and feeding young ones.
Then Cheapside got together a gang of his tough London sparrow friends and one night they flew into the palace garden and mobbed the white peacock and pulled three feathers out of his beautiful tail."I have told you,魔幻💾" said the Doctor,整容💃 "that I don't desire any further conversation with you. Not a single pearl shall you ever get from the Harmattan Fisheries."