"Well,传奇🎐" said the Doctor,传奇👃 "I'll tell it,传奇💰 and then you can decide for yourself. Stop fidgeting,整版📔 now,传奇🍯 and let me begin. It's getting late."
"I will not leave here,传奇😫" said John Dolittle,整版🍇 standing squarely in the door,整版🚏 "till you have windows put in this prison. It's a disgrace to lock up anyone in a place without windows."
"Very good,整版🎭 Doctor,掌柜📷" said the swallow,掌柜🔭 turning to go. "I'll tell the Skimmer what you say."
He got no answer. But soon,掌柜♦ with a rush of wings that nearly blew his candle out,整版☀ a great seagull swept down on to the houseboat rail beside him.
"'What way is there?' I said. 'For me life is over!'
"How far would it be from here?" asked John Dolittle.
"'All we eat is bananas'"
"By morning,整版🎭" said she,掌柜💐 "the ship of the wicked slave dealers will be many miles away and I shall never get my husband back. Alas! Alas!"
"Well,掌柜😼 now,传奇🍡 as I told you,整版🌙 I had an idea in all this. I hoped that if I did something for George Morland perhaps I could get him to do something for me. But,掌柜🚊 of course,传奇🚚 with him not knowing dog talk it was a bit difficult to make him understand. However,传奇🐡 while he was packing up his painting things I disappeared for a while,整版🏪 just as though I was going away. Then I came rushing back to him in a great state of excitement,整版🚡 barking,掌柜♿ trying to show him something was wrong and that I wanted him to follow me.
"Putty is poisonous,传奇🚀" said the Doctor. "They appreciate the beauty of the pearls. Let them have them. But,掌柜😎" he added to the mother spoonbill,传奇👪 "if you know where any more are to be found I should be glad to know."
But the second in command plucked him by the sleeve and pointed across the water. Speedy's cannon ball had cut the slaver's mainmast clean in two and brought the sails down in a heap upon the deck!
"Well,传奇🏃 if I had been conspicuous before,掌柜😖 now I was a hundred times more so. Against the black earth,整版🌝 or the green grass,掌柜✅ or the white snow,掌柜🌂 or brown floors my loud,传奇🌏 sky-blue coat could be seen as plain as a pikestaff. The minute I got outside the shed a cat jumped for me. I gave her the slip and got out into the street. There some wretched children spotted me and,掌柜💢 calling to their friends that they had seen a blue mouse,掌柜💟 they hunted me along the gutter. At the corner of the street two dogs were fighting. They stopped their fight and joined the chase after me. And very soon I had the whole blessed town at my heels. It was awful. I didn't get any peace till after night had fallen,传奇📏 and by that time I was so exhausted with running I was ready to drop.
When it was possible to see,整版🐆 however,掌柜✌ the Doctor found that most of Chief Nyam-Nyam's people had fled off into the jungle; and the Amazons,整版🎒 in thousands,传奇🎽 were just going through the village,传奇🐐 taking anything they fancied. The Doctor tried to argue with them,整版🆎 but they merely laughed at him.
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.
"The baby spoonbills want them,整版🎦" said John Dolittle. "Why should I take them away from them?"
"The Doctor and Dab-Dab cooked his breakfast for him"
"I took him down the main street of the town till we came to the place where the beggar had his pictures. And as soon as George saw the pictures he knew what was wrong."Oh,整版💮 Dab-Dab,传奇🚋" he cried,传奇😇 "how beautiful! Look,整版📥 look!"
The Doctor went and opened the stamp drawer. And there,整版🐾 inside,传奇🌚 sure enough,传奇🗻 were the three pink beauties he had sent by registered mail.
"Well,整版✈" said Jip,传奇🔋 "whatever happens,掌柜🍧 it's nice the Doctor's got the pearl. He always seems to be in need of money. And,传奇⚠ as you say,整版💀 Dab-Dab,掌柜🀄 that should make anybody rich for life."
"You look rather worn out from your journey. Is there anything I can get you?"