The next day the post-birds complained that the mail was an extra heavy one. And when it was sorted,宝塔🐂 there were ten thick letters for Gub-Gub and none for anybody else. Jip got suspicious about this and looked over Gub-Gub's shoulder while he opened them. In each one there was a banana skin.
It was the sound of a seabird,宝塔🎐 calling away out at sea. Now,宝塔🐫 seabirds don't,宝塔🐍 as a rule,宝塔😎 call very much unless they are in great numbers. This call sounded like a single bird. The Doctor put his head through the window and looked out.
The morning sun peeping in at the window of the lighthouse found the Doctor still working over the keeper where he lay at the foot of the tower stairs.
The helmsman,宝塔😜 battling with the birds,宝塔🚔 set up a yell for help,宝塔👇 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.
"Now,宝塔🏪 when we children grew up big enough to go off for ourselves our parents gave us all sorts of careful instructions about escaping cats and ferrets and weasels and dogs. But over poor me they shook their heads. They really felt that there was not much hope of my leading a peaceful life with white fur that could be seen a mile off.
Even while the Doctor was speaking he noticed a shadow fall across the desk at which he was standing. He looked up. And there at the information window was the ugliest man's face he had ever seen,宝塔👷 staring in at the beautiful pearls that still lay on the palm of his hand.
And in the second while the pistol was lowered the Doctor sprang onto the man's back,宝塔🔫 gripped him around the neck,宝塔🏩 and with a crash the two of them went rolling on the floor of the cabin.
But the second in command plucked him by the sleeve and pointed across the water. Speedy's cannon ball had cut the slaver's mainmast clean in two and brought the sails down in a heap upon the deck!"Well,宝塔😨" said the Doctor,宝塔📼 "I'll tell it,宝塔🎯 and then you can decide for yourself. Stop fidgeting,宝塔🎌 now,宝塔🔨 and let me begin. It's getting late."