"Lor' bless us!" muttered Cheapside. "What a wonderful piano-mover 'e would make to be sure! Great Carter Patterson! Does 'e think the Doctor's goin' to 'ang that on 'is watch-chain?"
Well,梦幻西游📇 when breakfast had been disposed of the Doctor sharpened his pencil,师门📂 got out a notebook and,师门🌴 telling Too-Too to listen carefully,师门🚉 in case he should miss anything,梦幻西游🏂 he asked the turtle to begin the story of the Flood.
And soon the No-Man's-Land Weather Bureau began to get known abroad. The farmers in England,师门🔍 who had received such good weather reports by letter from the Doctor,梦幻西游👿 went up to London and told the government that their own reports were no good,师门🍷 that a certain John Dolittle,师门💍 M.D.,师门🍆 was writing them much better reports from some place in Africa.
"All right,师门😥" said the Doctor,梦幻西游✍ "I'll attend to that,梦幻西游🐂 too."
"So,师门🎷 since I wasn't doing the children any good,梦幻西游😉 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,梦幻西游📟 rubbing his eyes,师门🌹 having just got out of bed.
"They're such a nice,师门💢 wholesome,梦幻西游📄 Christian change,师门📫" he said,师门🍬 "after these 'ere 'eathen hidolaters. And you should just hear Fred sing 'See That My Grave's Kept Green.'"
"The villain!" grunted the Doctor,师门💐 putting on all the speed he could. "Let's hope he doesn't get away before we reach Fantippo."
Too-Too yawned and blinked up sleepily at the lantern hanging above his head.
"What is that tune you are humming?" asked the Doctor.
"Yes,师门🚊" said Zuzana. "But I don't think he ever got it. Because no answer came."
Then the Doctor asked Speedy to send off messages through the birds to every corner of the earth. And to ask all the leaders of seagulls,梦幻西游📋 tomtits,梦幻西游🔊 magpies,师门👚 thrushes,梦幻西游💦 stormy petrels,梦幻西游🚚 finches,梦幻西游📅 penguins,师门⬛ vultures,师门💆 snow buntings,师门☺ wild geese and the rest to come to No-Man's-Land,梦幻西游🚕 because John Dolittle wanted to speak to them.
CHAPTER IX"What is it,师门🌘 Doctor?" said Jip,梦幻西游📫 staring down at the strange thing,梦幻西游💿 which had now stopped rising and was carrying them like a ship,师门🗽 right across the strong course of the current,梦幻西游◽ in the direction of the island.
"Oh,梦幻西游🚷" said the Skimmer,梦幻西游🍯 "is that the trouble? I was never good at arithmetic. What a relief! Thank goodness,师门🦉 I haven't gained!"
As he arrived at the little group of straw houses he saw that there was some kind of a commotion going on. All the villagers were gathered about the Chief's hut; speeches were being made and everyone seemed in a great state of excitement. The old Chief himself was standing at the door,梦幻西游😐 and when he saw his friend,梦幻西游🔮 the Doctor,梦幻西游🍙 approaching on the edge of the crowd,梦幻西游🐬 he signaled him to come into the hut. This the Doctor did. And as soon as he was inside the Chief closed the door and began to tell him what the trouble was.
"But how do you tell oysters of that kind from the others?" asked the Doctor.
"Oh,梦幻西游📱 no,梦幻西游👀" said the Doctor,梦幻西游📜 "thank you. I have a house and garden."
Mudface's landing on his new home was quite an occasion. The Doctor paddled out alongside of him till they reached the island. Until he set foot on it,师门🆑 John Dolittle himself had not realized what a large piece of ground it was. It was more than a quarter of a mile across. Round in shape,师门🚋 it rose gently from the shores to the flat centre,梦幻西游👚 which was a good hundred feet above the level of the lake.
"'Great heavens,师门⛔ Doctor,梦幻西游🈳 I've gained an ounce!'"
"Well,梦幻西游🚆" said the neat little bird,梦幻西游💃 settling down on the ground at his feet,梦幻西游🐋 "I've found you at last,师门🚘 Doctor. I've been hunting all over creation for you.""His only interest in life is food,师门🚸 anyway,师门🍣" said Too-Too. "Let someone else tell a story."
"But,师门🌱 Doctor,梦幻西游✂ birds and animals don't send letters,师门🐖" said Speedy.