"And then,霍思燕🌃 they've got no letter boxes in the doors,杜江🚣" said Cheapside. "There ought to be slots made to poke the letters in. The only place these bloomin' 'eathens have for a postman to put a letter is down the chimney."
Tea was served at once; and His Majesty seemed so delighted at renewing this pleasant custom that John Dolittle was loath to break the news to him that he must shortly resign from the Foreign Mail Service and sail for England. However,杜江📹 while they were chatting on the veranda of the houseboat a fleet of quite large sailing vessels entered the harbor. These were some of the new merchant craft of Fantippo which plied regularly up and down the coast,杜江♠ trading with other African countries. The Doctor pointed out to the king that mails intended for foreign lands could now be quite easily taken by these boats to the bigger ports on the coast where vessels from Europe called every week.
Slowly and smoothly the snake slid in over the window sill and down on to the floor of the houseboat. Yards and yards and more yards long he came,杜江🌠 coiling himself up neatly at John Dolittle's feet like a mooring rope on a ship's deck.And the Doctor held some medicine to his lips which he had taken from the little black bag.
"Thank goodness,杜江🎾 I had you in my pocket!" he said. "That was a most uncomfortable position. I wonder what kind of a prison old Nyam-Nyam got. This is the worst one I was ever in."
And in the jungle,杜江🀄 where the frightened villagers had fled to hide,霍思燕🌿 Obombo made whispered speeches to little scattered groups of his father-in-law's people,霍思燕🚒 telling them what fools they had been to trust the crazy white man,霍思燕✖ instead of listening to him,霍思燕🔫 who would have led them to greatness.
The helmsman,霍思燕🚀 battling with the birds,霍思燕🍵 set up a yell for help,杜江🐟 saying he couldn't see to steer the boat. Then the officers and sailors rushed up to his assistance and tried to beat the birds off.
"The old rat laughed a quavering laugh"
"I'm not sure,杜江🍂" said Speedy. "I'll go and look at the notice board. I think it's the Golden Jays.... Yes,杜江🏆" he said,霍思燕💼 coming back in a moment,杜江㊗ "that's right,杜江🎰 the Golden Jays to-morrow,杜江😭 Tuesday,霍思燕🍗 the 15th,杜江📷 weather permitting."
It was a great day at the Doctor's post office when Cheapside,杜江♋ the London sparrow,杜江📪 arrived from Puddleby to look after the city deliveries for Fantippo.
"Dab-Dab! Dab-Dab! I can't light it. We forgot to bring matches!"
"It couldn't have,杜江💏" said the thrush. "I put it into a little hollow in the bark of the bough. It just couldn't have slipped or rolled. Somebody must have taken it."