One day when King Koko's pet white peacock came to the Doctor and complained that the Cockney sparrow had made faces at him over the palace wall the Doctor became quite angry and read the City Manager a long lecture.
The Doctor went and opened the stamp drawer. And there,全集👣 inside,全集🎬 sure enough,花与蛇🐖 were the three pink beauties he had sent by registered mail.
But with this new trade in selling stamps for stamp collections,全集📺 and not for proper mailing purposes,花与蛇👆 the Fantippo mail service was neglected and became very bad.
"Doctor,全集♻" panted the gull,全集💴 "the Cape Stephen Light is out. I don't know what's the matter. It has never gone out before. We use it as a land-mark,花与蛇🚜 you know,花与蛇🍥 when we are flying after dark. The night's as black as ink. I'm afraid some ship will surely run into the cape. I thought I'd come and tell you."
This took considerable time,全集💼 because Bones,花与蛇💜 it seemed,花与蛇😺 had collected slaves from a great many different tribes. And it was after noon before the Doctor,花与蛇🚬 with Zuzana and her husband,全集♉ were returned to John Dolittle's ship,花与蛇🆘 who still had her lights faithfully burning in the middle of the day.
"'There's no food here,花与蛇💰' he said,花与蛇🎨 'only dyes of different colors.' And he pointed to the big dye vats,全集😮 all in a row,全集🔦 that towered in the half darkness above our heads.
And later,全集🛃 after the nesting was all over,花与蛇📧 there were more than twice as many birds as there were before,全集🍵 of course. And you simply couldn't get on to the ship for the tons and tons of mud on her.
And the frightened minister moved back among the crowd so the Doctor's evil gaze could not fall upon his face.
"Come along,花与蛇🚅" said Dab-Dab,花与蛇🛅 picking the wretched culprit up in her big webbed feet. "I'll take you back to the mainland. And you can thank your lucky stars that it's the Doctor who is in charge of this post office. It's to jail you really ought to go."
"'Oh,花与蛇🐭 Willie,花与蛇🚆' says the little girl to her brother,全集👑 'we're saved!' ('Saved,花与蛇🍴' mark you,花与蛇👨 when neither of the boobies was in the slightest danger!) 'We're saved!' says she. 'There's Tuffie,全集😷 our cat,全集📙 come for us. She'll show us the way home. Cats can always find their way home,花与蛇🏰 can't they,花与蛇📼 Willie? Let's follow her!'"