"Now,结局📟 it happened that I had met this George Morland,电视剧🏰 who was,开端⛪ and is still,开端💾 perhaps the most famous painter of farm-life pictures the world has ever known. I am proud to be able to say that I knew him. He was especially good at painting horses in stables,结局💍 pigs in stys,结局🌴 roosters and dogs hanging around kitchen doors,开端🐰 and things like that.
"What was here before the Flood then?" asked the Doctor.No one went near her and the swallows had her to themselves. And they agreed afterward that they found her the best place for nesting they had ever used.
"And he caught me in a fishing net and put me in a cage,电视剧⏳ to keep as a pet.
"What are you going to say to Wilkins,结局🔗 Doctor?" asked Dab-Dab as the canoe glided along over the moonlit sea. "It's a pity you haven't got a pistol or something like that. He looks a desperate character and he isn't likely to give up the pearls without a fight."
Dab-Dab screwed up her eyes and peered at it closely."Boom!" ... The shot went rolling and echoing over the silent sea like angry thunder.
"So,电视剧📭 since I wasn't doing the children any good,电视剧⛵ I went off to look up this other owl and see if he had any ideas to suggest. I found him sitting on the stump of a hollow birch,结局🌉 rubbing his eyes,开端🐚 having just got out of bed.
"Dear me!" said the Doctor,结局🍺 looking at the miserable culprit,开端📫 who was all tied up with red tape. "What made you steal the pearls?"
Then the trader told him that it was not through magic in the stamps or boxes that letters traveled by mail. But proper post offices had mail-men,开端🎡 or postmen,电视剧🔯 who collected the letters out of these boxes. And he went on to explain to the King all the other duties of a post office and the things that made letters go.CHAPTER II
"Dear me!" said the Doctor,开端👸 looking at the miserable culprit,开端😝 who was all tied up with red tape. "What made you steal the pearls?"
"What's that?" snorted the Captain. "Here,开端🌷 bring him back! What was that you said?"
He made up the six bottles of gout mixture and presented them to Mudface with instructions in how it should be taken. He told him that although he was closing up the post office for regular service it would always be possible to get word to Puddleby. He would ask several birds of passage to stop here occasionally; and if the gout got any worse he wanted Mudface to let him know by letter.When the lunch was over the Doctor took an armchair beside the kitchen stove and lit his pipe. "I am thinking,电视剧🌆" he said to the gull,电视剧🍃 "of starting a new department in my post office. Many of the birds who have helped me in this mail business seem to be remarkably good weather prophets. And what you have just told me about your knowledge of the sea and storms has given me the idea of opening a weather bureau."
Cheapside's help was,开端🏬 indeed,开端🉑 most valuable to the Doctor. The King himself said that the mails were wonderfully managed. The letters were brought regularly and never left at the wrong house.
As soon as their backs were turned Speedy jumped on top of one of the guns and,开端⌚ straddling his short,结局🔸 white legs apart,开端🍲 he cast his beady little black eyes along the aiming sights. Then with his wings he signaled to the Doctor behind him to swing the gun this way and that,电视剧📎 so as to aim it the way he wanted.
"Then Morland,开端🍘 all busy and excited,开端😇 like a schoolboy,电视剧💪 took the beggar's chalk pictures from against the wall and,电视剧📴 rubbing them out,电视剧🍺 did them over the way they should be done. He got so occupied with this that he didn't notice that a whole crowd of people was gathering around,结局🐓 watching. His work was so fine that the people were spellbound with the beauty of the cats and dogs and cows and horses that he drew. And they began asking one another in whispers who the stranger could be who was doing the pavement artist's pictures for him."The Doctor saw the shape of an enormous turtle"
"Oh,开端🙈 and hurry back,电视剧🎯 Dab-Dab,开端💭" the Doctor called after her as she flapped her way through the open window and set off across the sea with her burden. "I'm going to start right away for Chief Nyam-Nyam's country as soon as you are ready.
"The Doctor patted him on the shoulder"
"Doctor,结局🍊 why don't you start a parcel post?"