Then the Doctor put down the letter and,copa😐 taking his penknife,america⚓ he cut the seaweed strings that neatly held the oyster shells together. And when he opened the shells he gave a gasp of astonishment.
Then spies from those neighboring countries who had always been robbing and warring upon this land began to sneak around the rocks in canoes. And,copa🌌 of course,copa🅰 very soon the secret was out.
"I will not leave here,copa📏" said John Dolittle,copa👥 standing squarely in the door,america🌻 "till you have windows put in this prison. It's a disgrace to lock up anyone in a place without windows.""A never-ending stream of big birds"
"Well,america📍 for what parts of the world do you want to know the weather,copa📨 Doctor?" asked the gull. "If it's just for Fantippo or West Africa it will be easy as pie. All you ever get here is tornadoes. The rest of the year is just frying heat. But if you want to prophesy the weather for the Straits of Magellan or Nova Zembla or those countries where they have all sorts of fancy weathers,copa💖 it will be a different matter. Even prophesying the weather for England would keep you busy. Myself,copa📏 I never thought that the weather itself knew what it was going to do next in England."
"'Why,copa🚗 it's Jip!' he cried. 'Good dog. Come here. You're the very fellow I want.'So the Doctor's boat was now turned into a nesting ship for the swallows. Calmly she stood at anchor in the quiet waters of Fantippo harbor,copa📶 while thousands and thousands of swallows built their nests in her rigging,copa🀄 in her ventilators,america⚓ in her portholes and in every crack and corner of her.
They found an air of quiet but great excitement there. Each gunner was leaning on his gun,copa🚿 aiming it,america🔯 watching the enemy's ship in the distance and waiting for the order to fire. The poor man who had been mobbed by his fellows was still almost in tears at his own stupid mistake.The next night Jip was called upon for a story. And after thinking a moment he said: "All right,america🏧 I'll tell you the story of 'The Beggar's Dog.'" And the animals all settled down to listen attentively,copa🍪 because Jip had often told them stories before and they liked his way of telling them.
Here the spoonbill was waiting for him at the water's edge. She apologized for not coming in person to welcome him,copa🍓 but said she was afraid to leave her babies when there were sea eagles around. The little ones were with her,copa🍣 two scrubby,copa👌 greasy youngsters,copa🏭 who could walk but not fly. The Doctor opened the package and gave them back their precious toys; and with squawks of delight they began playing marbles on the flat rocks with the enormous pink pearls.
After he had told this story the old man turned away and busied himself with his canoe,america🌿 as though he were afraid that the Doctor might again ask him to paddle him to the island.