"'Ah,怎么🐌 hah!' he cried. 'A white mouse! The very thing I've been wanting!'
The next day the post-birds complained that the mail was an extra heavy one. And when it was sorted,变成📪 there were ten thick letters for Gub-Gub and none for anybody else. Jip got suspicious about this and looked over Gub-Gub's shoulder while he opened them. In each one there was a banana skin.
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It was about five o'clock in the evening when they came to the end of the little islands and mud banks. And as the canoe's nose glided easily forward into entirely open water they suddenly found themselves looking across a great inland sea.
As Quip-the-Carrier disappeared into the distance with the Doctor's priceless pearl Dab-Dab turned to Jip and murmured:
Now,怎么🐔 when the Emir of Ellebubu had thrown the Doctor into prison he had refused to allow Dab-Dab,excel📪 Jip or Gub-Gub to go with him. Jip put up a fight and bit the Emir in the leg. But all he got for that was to be tied up on a short chain."'That's a good notion,变成🌷' said he. 'Let's start to-morrow.'"
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After the Doctor had finished his speech and told the leaders what it was he meant to do,excel🐂 the birds of the world applauded by whistling and screeching and flapping their wings,变成📗 so that the noise was terrible. And in the streets of Fantippo the natives whispered it about that the dragons were fighting one another in No-Man's-Land.
As soon as he was dressed and shaved the Doctor went down to his ship and met the Skimmer.
"Well,表格👿 I'm rather afraid,excel🙇" said the Doctor doubtfully,变成🐠 "that these people don't celebrate Christmas as a holiday."
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About this time,excel◽ too,变成🔡 in the civilized parts of the world one of the things that arose out of all this penny-postage business was the craze or hobby for collecting stamps. In England and America and other countries people began buying stamp albums and pasting stamps in them. A rare stamp became quite valuable.
A MOST UNUSUAL POST OFFICE
Now,excel📮 when the Emir of Ellebubu had thrown the Doctor into prison he had refused to allow Dab-Dab,怎么🌹 Jip or Gub-Gub to go with him. Jip put up a fight and bit the Emir in the leg. But all he got for that was to be tied up on a short chain.
"Aye,表格🔓 aye,excel🍍 sir,怎么👱" said the master-at-arms. And before the Doctor knew it he had handcuffs fastened firmly on his wrists.GOOD-BYE TO FANTIPPO
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After twenty minutes had gone by John Dolittle began to get worried,变成🔖 because the Skimmer,excel💘 with his tremendous speed,表格♉ should have had time to get there and back long ago.
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The Doctor did not expect an answer to it right away because the Cats'-Meat-Man's wife was a very slow reader and a still slower writer. And anyhow,excel🔏 Cheapside could not be expected to visit Puddleby for another week yet. He always stayed in London until after the Easter Bank Holiday. His wife refused to let him leave for the country till the spring family had been taught by their father how to find the houses where people threw out crumbs; how to pick up oats from under the cab horses' nose bags without being stamped on by the horses' hoofs; how to get about in the trafficky streets of London and a whole lot of other things that young city birds have to know.