"'Why,什么🆎 it's an owl!' cries the little girl.
"All right,意思🌆" said the Doctor. "Please tell Gub-Gub for me to go across to the island and get the wild boars to gather up a couple of sacks of acorns. I want all the birds who work for us to have a good feed before they leave the Main Office for their flights."
She told him it was half an hour ago. Without her husband,逝者如斯🈴 she said,什么🏡 life meant nothing to her,什么🌺 and when the ship had passed from view,意思☺ going northward along the coast,逝者如斯🐐 she had burst into tears and just let the canoe drift,逝者如斯🚜 not even having the heart to paddle back to land.
As it happened,意思🏈 they made an attack that night while the Doctor was staying with the Chief. And about ten o'clock everybody was awakened out of his sleep with cries of "War! War! The Amazons are here!""'Look here,什么🈳' he said to the beggar. 'Would you like me to re-draw all your pictures for you? Of course,什么💙 those done on the pavement you couldn't sell,什么🍀 but we can rub them out. And I've got some spare canvases in my satchel here. Maybe you could sell a few. I can sell pictures in London any day in the week. But I've never been a pavement artist before. It would be rather a lark to see what happens.'
CHAPTER IThen the Doctor and the leaders agreed upon a regular kind of simple,什么😏 easy writing for all birds to use,意思😆 so that the addresses on the envelopes could be understood and read by the post birds. And at last John Dolittle sent them off home again,意思♑ to instruct their relatives in this new writing and reading and explain to all the birds of all the world how the post office was going to work and how much good he hoped it would do for the education and betterment of the Animal Kingdom. Then he went home and had a good sleep.
So the Captain gave him five pounds of the best China tea and thanked him again in the name of the Queen and the government.
"What's that?" snorted the Captain. "Here,意思☀ bring him back! What was that you said?"
"Heigh ho!" sighed Jip,什么🍇 "it's a circus for us,什么❤ all right."Dab-Dab screwed up her eyes and peered at it closely.
"I suppose they get rather tired of it,什么🍗 poor fellows!" murmured the Doctor.
And soon money began to pour into the country from the pearl fishing business which the Doctor had established and the people were prosperous and had all the food they wanted.
She was only just in time. For the Emir's six special men were about to land on the islands to get a second load of pearls. Dab-Dab and the cormorants swiftly threw back into the sea the oysters that had been fished up and when the Emir's men arrived they found nothing.
When Dab-Dab entered the postmaster's office with the milk she found John Dolittle reading the letter. Looking at the floor,意思💿 she gave a squawk of disgust.
"Ah,什么📕 but it's a story that nobody else could tell,什么🐷" said John Dolittle.
The lighthouse keepers were sorry to have the Doctor go and they wouldn't let him leave till he promised to come and take dinner with them next Sunday.And she went off to fetch the Skimmer.
And the frightened minister moved back among the crowd so the Doctor's evil gaze could not fall upon his face.
Now the cormorants did not know that war had broken out,意思🍏 nor anything about the Doctor's misfortune. And when the Emir's men came and took the pearl oysters they had fished up the birds supposed they were Nyam-Nyam's men and let them have them. However,逝者如斯🗻 it happened,意思🌰 luckily,什么🐭 that this first load of oysters had only very small and almost worthless pearls in them.
"Putty is poisonous,什么🦋" said the Doctor. "They appreciate the beauty of the pearls. Let them have them. But,意思🚅" he added to the mother spoonbill,什么👼 "if you know where any more are to be found I should be glad to know."
"Now,意思🎣 my idea,意思🏪 Speedy,意思🌿 is this,逝者如斯🆓" said the Doctor. "Regular foreign mails are difficult for the Fantippo post office because so few boats ever call there to bring or take the mails. Now,意思🍁 how would it be if you swallows did the letter carrying?"
John Dolittle tore open the envelope.
The Doctor,逝者如斯📮 the gull,意思⛅ One Eye,意思🏬 Dab-Dab,意思㊗ Cheapside,逝者如斯🐲 Speedy-the-Skimmer and Too-Too the mathematician put their heads together and discussed far into the night,意思🎉 working out a whole lot more arrangements and particulars for running a good weather bureau. And a few weeks later a second brand new notice board appeared on the walls of the Doctor's post office,逝者如斯🍰 beside the one for Outgoing and Incoming Mails.