Even while the Doctor was speaking he noticed a shadow fall across the desk at which he was standing. He looked up. And there at the information window was the ugliest man's face he had ever seen,当道😫 staring in at the beautiful pearls that still lay on the palm of his hand.
"Do no people at all live in these parts?" the Doctor asked the snake.
"'It is,演员📺' says he,演员🗽 'only it's not dark enough. What were you making all that racket over there for just now? Waking a fellow out of his sleep before it's got properly dark!'
"Well,演员🍉 now,演员🍒 look here,当道👐 Cheapside,演员☎" said the Doctor. "We want you to get these city deliveries straightened out for us in the town of Fantippo. Our post birds are having great difficulty finding the right houses to take letters to. You're a city-bird,演员🔋 born and bred. Do you think you can help us?"
As soon as the Doctor had lit his pipe and got it well going he began:"We know,演员🎯 before we reach one,演员🈹 where it is. And we go around it. No experienced sea bird ever runs his head into a bad storm."
"Well,当道📬 if I had been conspicuous before,当道📘 now I was a hundred times more so. Against the black earth,演员👽 or the green grass,演员🌿 or the white snow,当道🔈 or brown floors my loud,当道♉ sky-blue coat could be seen as plain as a pikestaff. The minute I got outside the shed a cat jumped for me. I gave her the slip and got out into the street. There some wretched children spotted me and,演员📰 calling to their friends that they had seen a blue mouse,当道😬 they hunted me along the gutter. At the corner of the street two dogs were fighting. They stopped their fight and joined the chase after me. And very soon I had the whole blessed town at my heels. It was awful. I didn't get any peace till after night had fallen,演员😎 and by that time I was so exhausted with running I was ready to drop.
The Emir of Ellebubu went back to his palace feeling perfectly certain that after he had starved John Dolittle for a few days he would be able to make him do anything he wanted. He gave orders that no water should be served to the prisoner either,演员🦜 so as to make doubly sure that he would be reduced to obedience.
Now,演员🌹 the Doctor really had not got everything ready yet to work the foreign mails properly and he was about to explain to the King. But Speedy hopped up on the desk and whispered:
Too-Too yawned and blinked up sleepily at the lantern hanging above his head.
"'We'll keep the black and white one,演员🍜 Liza'"
"You sound bitter,当道♨" said the Doctor. "Did King Mashtu do you any harm?"
"No,当道🐦 this isn't puddly climate,当道💐" said the Doctor. "You're not in England,演员🌠 you know. But I'll bring you my shaving mug and you can take a bath in that."
Then there was much rejoicing and hand-shaking and congratulation on board the warship. And a grand dinner was prepared for the slaves on the main deck. But John Dolittle,当道🔗 Zuzana and her husband were invited to the officers' mess,演员😐 where their health was drunk in port wine and speeches were made by the Captain and the Doctor.