And very soon he had an old-fashioned window-box garden on the houseboat post office blooming with geraniums and marigolds and zinnias raised from the seeds and cuttings his birds brought him from England. And that is why many of the same vegetables that grow in England can still be found in a wild state in Africa. They came there through Gub-Gub's passion for the foods he had been brought up on.
Paddling very,设置🍯 very softly,中文版🙅 he managed to get the canoe right under the bow of the ship. Then,守护者🔎 tying his own craft so it couldn't float away,怎么📍 he swarmed up the schooner's anchor chain and crept on to the boat on hands and knees.
And then began a most exciting sea race. It was now two o'clock in the afternoon and there were not many hours of daylight left.
The snake,设置🍒 hearing Cheapside's chatter,守护者📃 thought something must be wrong. He turned his head-end around and came back to see what the matter was. Then a short halt was made in the journey while the Doctor and Jip cleaned themselves up,设置🔉 and the precious notebooks,中文版😈 which had also been jerked out into the mud,地牢👑 were rescued and stowed in a safe place.
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"They reminded him of old broken down cab horses"
And the government got quite worked up about it. And they sent the Royal Meteorologist,守护者🚩 an old gray-haired weather man,守护者🉐 down to Fantippo to see how the Doctor was doing it.
"But how do you tell oysters of that kind from the others?" asked the Doctor."How do they do it?" asked Gub-Gub.
On the coast of West Africa,中文版💰 about twenty miles to the northward of Fantippo,中文版🌟 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,地牢😥 in order that ships should see it from the sea and know where they were. It was a dangerous part of the coast,怎么✉ 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,中文版♍ of course,怎么♌ ships traveling that part of the sea would be in great danger of running into the long cape and wrecking themselves.
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"Thank goodness,中文版🍩 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."
John Dolittle saw him one day,怎么🚕 snooping around the post office,中文版📞 looking at the notice boards and trying to find out things. But he found out nothing. And when he got back to England he said to the government:
"I'd like a saucer of milk,守护者⛳" said the snake.
Of course such an entirely new thing as this required a great deal of learning and working out before it could be made to run smoothly. Something new,地牢🚠 some fresh problem,怎么💴 cropped up every day. But although the Doctor,设置👟 at all times a busy man,设置🔴 was positively worked to death,地牢🏡 he found it all so interesting that he didn't mind. But the motherly Dab-Dab was dreadfully worried about him; for indeed at the beginning he seemed never to sleep at all.
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John Dolittle steered the boat up closer still and continued to talk to the woman in a kindly way. But she seemed for a long time to mistrust him because he was a white man. Little by little,守护者👸 however,怎么✅ the Doctor won her confidence and at last,设置🐾 still weeping bitterly,设置💜 she told him her story.
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