"How extraordinary!" said John Dolittle,成功📩 entirely bewildered. "What ails the man?"
And somewhere about noon word came through that Bones's slave ship had been sighted behind a long,绊脚石💑 high cape. Great care must be taken,攻略👾 the message said,攻略👛 because the slave ship was in all readiness to sail at a moment's notice. The slavers had only stopped to get water and look-outs were posted to warn them to return at once,成功🍹 if necessary.
The Doctor,攻略⭐ the gull,成功🔇 One Eye,攻略🚣 Dab-Dab,攻略🙍 Cheapside,绊脚石🐖 Speedy-the-Skimmer and Too-Too the mathematician put their heads together and discussed far into the night,绊脚石🌻 working out a whole lot more arrangements and particulars for running a good weather bureau. And a few weeks later a second brand new notice board appeared on the walls of the Doctor's post office,绊脚石📊 beside the one for Outgoing and Incoming Mails."Splendid,绊脚石👡" cried the Doctor. "It's a kind of short-hand. You say a whole sentence in four signs."
During the course of the next day's travel the country became,绊脚石💊 as the snake had foretold,成功🎯 freer and more open. Little by little the islands grew fewer and the mangroves not so tangly. In the dreary views there was less land and more water. The going was much easier now. For miles at a stretch the Doctor could paddle,攻略🐒 without the help of his guide,攻略🍜 in water that seemed to be quite deep. It was indeed a change to be able to look up and see a clear sky overhead once in a while,成功📲 instead of that everlasting network of swamp trees. Across the heavens the travelers now occasionally saw flights of wild ducks and geese,绊脚石👊 winging their way eastward.
"All right,成功🌂 Doctor,绊脚石📓 they are ready for you now."
And the government got quite worked up about it. And they sent the Royal Meteorologist,攻略🍋 an old gray-haired weather man,成功📀 down to Fantippo to see how the Doctor was doing it.
"How much further have we got to go?" asked the Doctor,绊脚石✝ rinsing the mud off his hat in a pool.
"'Good!' said the pig. 'I've come to the right place. Let us go on with the dinner.'
"'You're in the soup,成功🚕' said the little men."I think I'll stop in at the post office before I return to Chief Nyam-Nyam's country,攻略💷" said the Doctor. "There's nothing more I can do about the pearls,成功🚿 I suppose. But I'd like to see if everything else is going all right."