"She made a regular pet of him"
"What in thunder's this?" roared the Captain from the quarterdeck as the shot rang out. "Didn't I give the order to cease firing?"
"I'll attend to that,华人🔮" said the Doctor. "I'll see the King about it this afternoon."
"Well,华人🍊" said Gub-Gub,华人🏰 "I was thinking of sending to England for some fresh vegetables."
Then the Emir flew into a terrible passion.
"'Oh,螺丝⭕ la,螺丝🌱 la,华人✊ la!' said she,螺丝💸 smirking. 'You wouldn't expect any self-respecting person to keep company with a blue mouse,华人📼 would you?'
King Koko even sent for a new bicycle. It was brought over in pieces,螺丝🏧 two storks carrying a wheel each,螺丝🌑 an eagle the frame and crows the smaller parts,螺丝😫 like the pedals,华人🌌 the spanners and the oil can.
But with this new trade in selling stamps for stamp collections,螺丝🍀 and not for proper mailing purposes,螺丝♦ the Fantippo mail service was neglected and became very bad.
The Doctor readily agreed because he hadn't been on a voyage in a long while and he felt he too needed a change from the chilly December days of England.
"Thank goodness,螺丝🔸 I had you in my pocket!" he said. "That was a most uncomfortable position. I wonder what kind of a prison old Nyam-Nyam got. This is the worst one I was ever in.""Do no people at all live in these parts?" the Doctor asked the snake.
That was why,螺丝🚑 she said,螺丝🐒 she hated all white men and had not wanted to speak to the Doctor when he had hailed her canoe.
"And I have no doubt,华人⭕" the Doctor ended,螺丝🎮 "that this slaver who took away the woman's husband was no other than Jimmie Bones,华人🍁 the man you are after."
"Holy smoke!" cried the Captain. "We've hit him! Look,螺丝🍀 Bones is flying the signal of surrender!"
So Dab-Dab went off upon her errand. And in the meantime the Doctor talked and chatted with various sea bird leaders who had already made his acquaintance at the Great Conference in the hollow of No-Man's-Land. These kept coming up to him,螺丝🚴 anxious to show off before their fellows the fact that they knew the great man personally. And once more the Doctor's notebook was kept busy with new discoveries to be jotted down about the carriage of mail by birds that live upon the sea.
"That's a little idea of my own,华人🎀" said the Sparrow. "We'll 'ave one box for the bills and one for sure-enough letters. You see,螺丝🐾 people are so disappointed when they 'ear the postman's knock and come to the door,螺丝🚞 expecting to find a nice letter from a friend or news that money's been left them and all they get is a bill from the tailor. But if we have two boxes on each door,华人💓 one marked 'Bills,螺丝🐪' and the other 'Letters,螺丝📅' the postman can put all the bills in one box and the honest letters in the other. As I said,螺丝☎ it's a little idea of my own. We might as well be real up-to-date. What do you think of it?"
"A rare Fantippo stamp"