About eleven o'clock a group of little rocky islands were sighted,金胜📐 which their guide said were the Harmattan Rocks. At this point in their journey the mainland of Africa was just disappearing from view on the sky-line behind them. The rocks they were coming to seemed to be the home of thousands of different kinds of sea birds. As the canoe drew near,金胜🐘 gulls,金胜💉 terns,金胜🔞 gannets,手快🌔 albatrosses,手快👱 cormorants,手快🚓 auklets,金胜🔒 petrels,金胜👑 wild ducks,手快♉ even wild geese,手快🐩 came out,手快🚋 full of curiosity to examine the stranger. When they learned from the curlew that this quiet little fat man was none other than the great Doctor Dolittle himself they passed word back to the rocks; and soon the air about the canoe was simply thick with wings flashing in the sunlight. And the welcome to their home that the sea birds screeched to the Doctor was so hearty and noisy you couldn't hear yourself speak.
At last the Doctor spoke:
"I'll show you very shortly,金胜😃" said John Dolittle. And he called Cheapside to him."When the fight was over and the dining hall cleared the Cook Goblins were very grateful to the baby pig for his valuable assistance. They called him a conquering hero and,金胜🐵 crowning him with a wreath of parsley,金胜🚸 they invited him to the seat of honor at the dining table and went on with the meal.
But presently the people began complaining that they had been robbed. They had paid good money for the stamps,金胜🐘 they said,金胜🈂 trusting in their magic power,手快📉 and they had put their letters in the boxes at the corners of the streets as they had been told. But one day a cow had rubbed her neck against one of the letter boxes and burst it open,金胜🎨 and inside there were all the people's letters,手快🚘 which had not traveled one inch from where they put them!
But the Captain interrupted him by calling for a sailor,金胜💺 who stood near.
"Gub-Gub ate them,金胜🐻" said Too-Too. "Those are the sprouts,金胜😼 no doubt,金胜😸 that the thrushes brought here."
Just at that moment Speedy-the-Skimmer came in and said:
"They are pearls,金胜🍀" said the Doctor,手快💳 "and worth a tremendous lot. Ladies in cities wear them around their necks."