The following day the pearls were wrapped up again the way they had arrived,化妆👞 and after a letter had been written by the Doctor explaining to the spoonbill what the "pebbles" really were,化妆◻ they were sent off by registered parcel post to the Harmattan Rocks.
"'Fine!' says the old rat. 'Now run around the shed a few times,化妆▪ so you won't take a chill. And then go to bed and cover up. In the morning when it's light you'll find yourself very different.'
Then the king was very angry and,美女📜 calling for the white trader,美女🍦 he said:
"The baby pig was at first terribly frightened. But when he saw how small were the men around him his fear left him. And before he got out of the soup tureen on the table he drank up all the soup. He then asked the little men who they might be. And they said:
"Oh,美女😦 yes,化妆⚡" said the Doctor. "I know the island you mean. It's only a short distance from the mainland. But I hadn't heard that that was the name of it. Humph! If you'll lend me this bone a while,美女📷 Jip,美女♍ I think I'll go to see the King about it."Then the Captain shook hands with the Doctor and thanked him for the great assistance he had given Her Majesty's Navy. And he asked him for his address in England,化妆🍎 because he said he was going to tell the government about him and the Queen would most likely want to make him a knight or give him a medal or something. But the Doctor said he would rather have a pound of tea instead. He hadn't tasted tea in several months and the kind they had in the officers' mess was very good.
"Mixing the turtle's medicine"
"It's all right,美女🙍" said the Doctor. "The light has been lit. And it's nearly day now. Here,化妆🔻 drink this. Then you'll feel better."
At the end of the first day John Dolittle wanted to leave the canoe in a safe place and finish the trip on foot. But the snake said they would need it further on,美女👤 where there was more water and many swamps to cross.
Zuzana described to the Doctor how she had followed the white man's ship a long way out in a canoe,美女🚬 imploring them to give her back her husband. But they had only laughed at her and gone on their way. And their ship had soon passed out of sight.
So the Captain gave orders that all possible speed was to be made. These were the days when steam was first used on ships. But at the beginning it was only used together with the sails,化妆🐈 to help the power of the wind. Of this vessel,化妆😾 H. M. S. Violet,化妆💽 the Captain was very proud. And he was most anxious that the Violet should have the honor of catching Bones the slaver,美女🎨 who for so long had been defying the navy by carrying on slave trade after it had been forbidden. So the Violet's steam engines were put to work their hardest. And thick,化妆🌿 black smoke rolled out of her funnels and darkened the blue sea and smudged up her lovely white sails humming tight in the breeze.
"'Fire!' said Speedy"Then came the problem of how to sleep. This was not so easy,美女😶 because,化妆🎠 although the foundations of the turtle's mound were of stone,化妆🌗 there was hardly a dry spot on the island left where you could lie down. The Doctor tried the canoe. But it was sort of cramped and uncomfortable for sleeping,美女✴ and now even there,化妆📆 too,美女💽 the mud had been carried by Dab-Dab's feet and his own. In this country the great problem was getting away from the mud.