Toward evening the Doctor arrived at a small settlement of straw huts,艺人❕ the village of Chief Nyam-Nyam. Calling on the Chief with an introduction from King Koko,朱少🚈 the Doctor was well received. He found,艺人❎ however,艺人👖 that the country over which this chief ruled was indeed in a very poor state. For years powerful neighbors on either side had made war on the old Chief and robbed him of his best farming lands,朱少😽 till now his people were crowded onto a narrow strip of rocky shore where very little food could be grown. The Doctor was particularly distressed by the thinness of the few chickens pecking about in the streets. They reminded him of old broken-down cab-horses,艺人🔬 he said.
He found the Captain strutting the quarterdeck,艺人➗ mumbling to himself.
CHAPTER IIAt length reaching the great glass lamp chamber at the top,朱少👇 he set down his candle and,朱少🍚 striking two matches at once he held one in each hand and lit the big wick in two places.
"The baby pig was at first terribly frightened. But when he saw how small were the men around him his fear left him. And before he got out of the soup tureen on the table he drank up all the soup. He then asked the little men who they might be. And they said:
Well,艺人🍩 everyone in turn,朱少📠 the pushmi-pullyu,朱少🏯 Cheapside,朱少🈯 Too-Too,朱少📱 Quip-the-Carrier,艺人🔬 all the swallows,朱少👪 any stray birds who were living in the neighborhood,艺人💐 even a pair of rats who had taken up their residence in the houseboat,艺人🍇 were cross-examined by the Doctor or Speedy.
The old Chief sank into his chair as he ended and burst out weeping. The Doctor went up and patted him on the shoulder.
"Then the baby pig saw that the time to use the goblins' magic gift had come. And,艺人🔨 rushing out into the castle garden,朱少👦 he dug a hole and planted his piece of cucumber right in the middle of the king's best rosebed."Now,艺人🌺 it happened that the queen had noticed the baby pig within the castle grounds and,艺人🔳 being a princess of Irish blood,朱少🏂 she took a great fancy to him and had a piece of green ribbon tied about his neck and made a regular pet of him,艺人🚲 much to the disgust of her husband,朱少🏪 the king.