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The next day after Cheapside had had a good sleep to rest up from his long journey the Doctor took the London sparrow to show him around the town of Fantippo.
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For a long time Dab-Dab,作弊器🏫 the motherly housekeeper,作弊器📇 had been trying to get the Doctor to take a holiday from his post office business."Dab-Dab prepared a meal"
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"Good heavens!" cried the Doctor. "What can have happened? There's a lighthouse keeper living there to attend to it. Was it lighted earlier in the evening?"
About ten o'clock in the morning Fred,纸牌⛳ the partner,蜘蛛🐖 returned in the little sail-boat from his oyster-gathering expedition. He was very much worried when he heard of the accident which had happened while he had been off duty. Fred,作弊器🔱 like the other keeper,纸牌🚼 was a Londoner and a seaman. He was a pleasant fellow and both he and his partner (who was now almost entirely recovered from his injury) were very glad of the Doctor's company to break the tiresome dullness of their lonely life.
Then the trader told him that it was not through magic in the stamps or boxes that letters traveled by mail. But proper post offices had mail-men,作弊器🍻 or postmen,纸牌⛽ who collected the letters out of these boxes. And he went on to explain to the King all the other duties of a post office and the things that made letters go.And the government got quite worked up about it. And they sent the Royal Meteorologist,纸牌🔑 an old gray-haired weather man,作弊器💒 down to Fantippo to see how the Doctor was doing it.
The Emir stared at the prisoner open-mouthed,蜘蛛❣ speechless with astonishment. Now,纸牌🍦 the day before this he had heard for the first time the story of the rout of the Amazons. The Emir had refused to believe it. But now he began to feel that anything might be true about this man.