Mudface's landing on his new home was quite an occasion. The Doctor paddled out alongside of him till they reached the island. Until he set foot on it,省委书记🐫 John Dolittle himself had not realized what a large piece of ground it was. It was more than a quarter of a mile across. Round in shape,大案🚗 it rose gently from the shores to the flat centre,大案👑 which was a good hundred feet above the level of the lake.
"Yes,大案😶" the snake agreed. "They're going to Junganyika. It is the feeding ground of great flocks of wild geese."
So the Doctor got talking to the King and he told him in plain language that he ought to be ashamed of his post office. Then,大案📲 giving him a cup of China tea,省委书记😾 he explained to him how Zuzana's letter had probably never been delivered to her cousin."These things added a good deal of jolliness to the meal and some of them were very clever inventions. Why,省委书记☺ they even had a speaking tube for things you are not allowed to mention at table."
Now,省委书记⌛ Speedy-the-Skimmer,省委书记👽 as soon as the race had begun,省委书记🔭 had come on to the warship to take a rest. And he happened to be talking to the Doctor when the order to man the guns came down from the Captain. So the Doctor and Speedy went below to watch the guns being fired.
The Doctor saw a great deal of new country,省委书记😚 trees he had never met before,大案🚪 gay-colored orchids,大案🎑 butterflies,省委书记🔸 ferns,大案🌑 birds and rare monkeys. So his notebook was kept busy all the time with sketching and jotting and adding to his already great knowledge of natural history.At last,省委书记📑 while it was still just light enough to see,大案🚃 the snake swung into the left and once more entered the outskirts of the mangrove swamps. Following him with difficulty in the fading light,省委书记🚼 the Doctor was led into a deep glady cove. At the end of this the nose of the canoe suddenly bumped into something hard. The Doctor was about to lean out to see what it was when a deep,大案😫 deep bass voice spoke out of the gloom quite close to him.
"No,省委书记😱 now wait a minute,大案🚐" cried the Doctor. "Don't all be jumping on him this way. We were all young once. Let him tell his story. He may win the prize. Who knows? Come along,大案🍠 Gub-Gub. Tell us your story. What's the name of it?"
But the black men found the heavy uniforms dreadfully hot for Fantippo weather,大案📠 where they wear only a string of beads. And they left off the uniforms and wore only the caps. That is how the Fantippo postman's uniform came to be a smart cap,省委书记🐯 a string of beads and a mail bag.
"What's that for?" asked the Doctor.
"I'll go out with her,省委书记🌰 Doctor,大案〽" said Dab-Dab,大案🔐 "and do a little fishing on my own account. I can dive pretty deep,省委书记📌 though I'm not a regular diving duck. Maybe I can get some pearls for you.""No,大案😛 Speedy,大案📁" said the Doctor. "See,省委书记💰 you have an ounce weight on the pan as well as yourself. That makes you only three and a half ounces."
"A rare Fantippo stamp"