The Story of Doctor Dolittle
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The Story of Doctor Dolittle

By Hugh Lofting
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This is the original version of a story first published in 1920 about a medical doctor with a remarkable ability: He can talk to and understand animals. This gets him into trouble with his human patients. Because he keeps some of his animals in his office, his patients leave him. Dr. Dolittle starts treating animals, when they get sick. Dr. Dolittle has no money, because all of his patients have left him. He learns that there is a serious illness among the monkeys in Africa. The monkeys will all die and only Dr. Dolittle knows how to save him. So, Dr. Dolittle must go to Africa. Although Dr. Dolittle has no money, a man loans him a small boat so he can sail to Africa. He can only take a few of his animals with him. Upon arriving in Africa, the king there immediately puts Doctor Dolittle in prison. The king's son, Prince Bumpo, has heard the Story of Sleeping Beauty. The Prince Bumpo wants to kiss sleeping beauty to wake her up. However, he fears that Sleeping Beauty will reject him because he is Black. The animals tell the king's son that Dr. Dolittle has the power to change his skin from Black to White so that the Sleeping Beauty will accept him. Therefore, the king's son decides to get Dr. Dolittle out of jail so that Dr. Dolittle can change his skin from Black to White.

Table of Contents
  • THE STORY OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE TENTH PRINTING
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • THE FIRST CHAPTER PUDDLEBY
  • THE SECOND CHAPTER ANIMAL LANGUAGE
  • THE THIRD CHAPTER MORE MONEY TROUBLES
  • THE FOURTH CHAPTER A MESSAGE FROM AFRICA
  • THE FIFTH CHAPTER THE GREAT JOURNEY
  • THE SIXTH CHAPTER POLYNESIA AND THE KING
  • THE SEVENTH CHAPTER THE BRIDGE OF APES
  • THE EIGHTH CHAPTER THE LEADER OF THE LIONS
  • THE NINTH CHAPTER THE MONKEYS’ COUNCIL
  • THE TENTH CHAPTER THE RAREST ANIMAL OF ALL
  • THE ELEVENTH CHAPTER THE BLACK PRINCE
  • THE TWELFTH CHAPTER MEDICINE AND MAGIC
  • THE THIRTEENTH CHAPTER RED SAILS AND BLUE WINGS
  • THE FOURTEENTH CHAPTER THE RATS’ WARNING
  • THE FIFTEENTH CHAPTER THE BARBARY DRAGON
  • THE SIXTEENTH CHAPTER TOO-TOO, THE LISTENER
  • THE SEVENTEENTH CHAPTER THE OCEAN GOSSIPS
  • THE EIGHTEENTH CHAPTER SMELLS
  • THE NINETEENTH CHAPTER THE ROCK
  • THE TWENTIETH CHAPTER THE FISHERMAN’S TOWN
  • THE LAST CHAPTER HOME AGAIN
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