"But how do you know where the storms are?" asked the Doctor.
It was the sound of a seabird,樱桃🐅 calling away out at sea. Now,全集☺ seabirds don't,全集🏣 as a rule,初夏👤 call very much unless they are in great numbers. This call sounded like a single bird. The Doctor put his head through the window and looked out.
"Entering the shed,电视剧🚏 I met a rat,电视剧😖 very old and very thin. Said he to me:
"Oh,在线💕" said the Doctor,樱桃📌 "who is that?"
On the coast of West Africa,初夏✉ about twenty miles to the northward of Fantippo,电视剧📮 there was a cape running out into the sea which had a lighthouse on it called the Cape Stephen Light. This light was kept carefully burning by the government who controlled that part of Africa,全集💄 in order that ships should see it from the sea and know where they were. It was a dangerous part of the coast,全集♥ this. There were many rocks and shallows near the end of Cape Stephen. And if the light were ever allowed to go out at night,初夏🌹 of course,电视剧🚁 ships traveling that part of the sea would be in great danger of running into the long cape and wrecking themselves.The excellent postal service continued after he left. The stamps with Koko's face on them were as various and as beautiful as ever. On the occasion of the first annual review of the Fantippo Merchant Fleet a very fine two-shilling stamp was struck in commemoration,初夏🏥 showing His Majesty inspecting his new ships through a lollipop quizzing-glass. The King himself became a stamp-collector and his album was as good as a family photo-album,初夏🎅 containing as it did so many pictures of himself. The only awkward incident that happened in the record of the post office which the Doctor had done so much to improve was when some ardent stamp-collectors,樱桃🌜 wishing to make the modern stamps rare,电视剧🎅 plotted to have the King assassinated in order that the current issues should go out of date. But the plot was happily discovered before any harm was done.
Then,樱桃🚹 with Jip's and Dab-Dab's help,电视剧✳ he constructed a very comfortable basket-work hammock out of willow wands and fastened it between two larger mangroves. Into this he climbed and drew the blanket over him. Although the trees leaned down toward the water with his weight,初夏🉐 they were quite strong and their bendiness acted like good bed springs.
"The old rat gazed at me thoughtfully a moment and I knew that he was going to say something particularly wise.
By the time the Doctor had done,樱桃✂ all his party,在线🏬 excepting Too-Too,全集👧 had fallen asleep. It was only when he heard Jip suddenly snore from the hammock that he realized how late it was. As he blew out the candles again he found that it was very dark,在线🚐 for now the moon had set. He climbed into bed and drew the blankets over him."What's that?" asked Gub-Gub,樱桃🐅 pointing to the thermometer.
"'George Morland,全集🚷' said the spaniel.
"We married her off,全集🐩" said the great creature,电视剧🐸 nibbling idly at a lily stalk. "We couldn't stand her here,初夏👮 any more than the King could. You never heard anybody talk so in all your life. Yes,全集🐖 we carried her one dark night by sea far down the coast of Africa and left her at the palace door of a deaf king,初夏👱 who ruled over a small country south of the Congo River. He married her. Of course,电视剧📢 being deaf,电视剧😅 he didn't mind her everlasting chatter in the least."
While he was talking to the Chief (who seemed to be a kindly old man) Speedy swept into the Chief's hut in a great state of excitement."Oh,全集😍 surely,樱桃🚋" said the Doctor. "He discovered America in 1492."
Now,樱桃🍴 Speedy-the-Skimmer,电视剧🚑 as soon as the race had begun,在线💒 had come on to the warship to take a rest. And he happened to be talking to the Doctor when the order to man the guns came down from the Captain. So the Doctor and Speedy went below to watch the guns being fired.
Now,樱桃🚜 one evening not long after the Golden Jays had gone west,电视剧➕ the Doctor was writing letters in the post office by the light of a candle. It was late and all the animals were fast asleep long ago. Presently while he wrote he heard a sound a long way off,初夏🏰 coming through the open window at his elbow. He put down his pen and listened.
"Good luck!" cried John Dolittle. "You're the very fellow I want. Would you be so good as to run around behind my back and gnaw this beastly rope? It's hurting my wrists."
PEARLS AND BRUSSELS SPROUTSJohn Dolittle had thought that he and his friends had gone home to London. But they hadn't. They knew the Doctor would need them and they had just hung around outside the town. And then the Doctor,樱桃🚗 after lecturing Cheapside again about politeness,初夏🚺 gave him back his job.
Presently Dab-Dab could be heard messing about in the mud below,樱桃🚫 bravely trying to get breakfast ready under difficult conditions.
Then the Doctor and Zuzana started to paddle their canoe for all they were worth in the direction of the light. The night was calm,全集🔎 but the long swell of the ocean swung the little canoe up and down like a seesaw and it needed all Zuzana's skill to keep it in a straight line."Where?" cried Jip.
Then,初夏🅾 after they had loaded his canoe with a bushel of rosy tomatoes and a bouquet of nasturtiums,全集🏬 the Doctor,在线🏫 with Dab-Dab and Cheapside,初夏😱 paddled away for Fantippo,全集📍 while the keepers waved to them from the lighthouse door.
Then the Emir flew into a terrible passion.
"I'd like a saucer of milk,电视剧🏆" said the snake.