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As the pushmi-pullyu was now quite ready to leave,模式😤 the Doctor thanked the swallows and told them he would be delighted to have their company. Then for the remainder of that day all was hustle and hurry and bustle,故事😣 getting the ship provisioned and making preparations for the long trip back to England.
"Oh,模式📉 you've heard all my stories,故事🐉" said the Doctor. "Why don't you play Hunt-the-Slipper?"
"I don't know what I'll say to him. I'll see when I get there,模式♈" said John Dolittle. "But we must be very careful how we approach,故事🍴 so that he doesn't see us coming. If he should pull up his anchor and sail away we would never be able to overtake him by canoe."
"'What way is there?' I said. 'For me life is over!'
The next morning the Doctor was up early. After a light breakfast (it was impossible to get any other kind in that poverty-stricken country) he asked Nyam-Nyam the way to the Harmattan Rocks and the Chief told him they were just beyond sight from here,模式🔳 about an hour and a half's paddle straight out into the ocean.