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"He was pulling out a loose tooth"
There was no end to the complimentary ceremonies which the good King Koko and his courtiers performed to honor the departing Doctor. For days and days previous to his sailing,查询🍭 canoes came and went between the town and the houseboat bearing presents to show the good will of the Fantippans. During all this,查询❔ having to keep smiling the whole time,查询⌚ the Doctor got sadder and sadder at leaving his good friends. And he was heartily glad when the hour came to pull up the anchor and put to sea.
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