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"That's the main trouble with sailors,妈妈🚃 Doctor. They don't know winds the way they ought. They can tell a northeast wind from a west wind. And a strong one from a weak one. And that's about all. But when you've spent most of your life,做饭👤 the way we have,做饭📡 flying among the winds,男朋友🐖 using them to climb on,房子🌛 to swoop on and to hover on,男朋友🙇 you get to know that there's a lot more to a wind besides its direction and its strength. How often it puffs upward or downward,帮忙🎳 how often it grows weak or grows strong,我们🐕 will tell you,房子📩 if you know the science of winds,妈妈🚲 a whole lot."
The Captain looked with astonishment into the faces of his listening officers,房子🌳 who all smiled unbelievingly.
"'No,我们🏩 Doctor. Let her be. I'm through with women for good.'"
And presently in the big hollow in the centre of No-Man's-Land they began to arrive. After three days Speedy came to the Doctor and said:"The gull caught the tomato skin with a lightning lunge"
The Doctor span the penny and it came down tails.
"Well,做饭💎" said the Doctor,妈妈🚆 "if you haven't got an island we must make one for you."
At last,做饭🌲 on reading the muddy message through,妈妈🏂 the Doctor's excitement and enthusiasm knew no bounds. He began at once to make arrangements to leave the following day for a visit to the turtle."'I am the oldest rat in the town and I know a great deal. But,帮忙👖 tell me,做饭🚡 why do you come here into the dyeing shed?'
THE VOYAGE DELAYED
"Then I was in despair and I almost gave up. But,男朋友🍎 thinking of the fate that surely awaited my poor,男朋友💰 foolish friends if I didn't get that skin,我们🎐 I decided on desperate measures. Suddenly and swiftly I jabbed the watchman in a tender spot with one of my horns. With an 'Ouch!' you could hear a mile off,男朋友🌓 he sprang in the air. Then,男朋友🌓 snatching the bird skin from under him,帮忙🚂 I sped off into the jungle,男朋友🌰 while the Badamoshis,妈妈🐚 their wives,我们🔰 the dogs and the whole village woke up in an uproar and came after me like a pack of wolves.
And then John Dolittle,做饭📷 seeing its head for the first time,妈妈👄 cried out in great excitement:
THE DOCTOR'S RELEASE
Cheapside was dreadfully afraid that Mudface would get up to make a speech in reply and that it would last into the following day. But to the sparrow's relief the Doctor,男朋友🍀 immediately he had finished,房子🍄 set about preparations for his departure.
"They'd run off with it and swallow it"
GOOD-BYE TO FANTIPPO
"I wonder,我们👄" said the Doctor. "They do say he is a most unscrupulous customer. Well,我们🍀 there's nothing for it,帮忙🐓 I suppose,我们🏈 but that I should paddle back to Fantippo right away and try to find him. The post office is responsible for the loss of registered mail,妈妈🚹 and if Mr. Wilkins took those pearls I'm going to get them back again. But after this we will make it a post office rule that carriers of registered mail may not talk to their sisters or anyone else while on duty."
"Well,做饭👻 if it's a slave ship,帮忙◻ it's not the one we're looking for,妈妈🔴" said the Doctor,做饭🎫 "because it's in the wrong direction. The one we're after went northward.""And where might No-Man's-Land be?" said John Dolittle.
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Then the Emir flew into a terrible passion.
Then going outside,我们📆 he called for Quip the Carrier.
"That was a queer-looking customer,我们🚀 wasn't he?" he said to Dab-Dab.
"John Dolittle saw him snooping around the post office""Who sent you those?" asked Jip.
As soon as these two men stepped ashore at Fantippo a porter came up to them to carry their bags. And right in the middle of the porter's chest the collectors spied the twopenny-halfpenny Fantippo red! Then both of the stamp collectors offered to buy the stamp. And as each was anxious to have it for his collection,帮忙🐮 before long they were offering high prices for it,男朋友❄ bidding against one another.