History Literature / TheStoryOfDoctorDolittle

6th Aug '13 4:03:36 AM Korodzik
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John Dolittle is a doctor living in the small village, Puddleby[[hottip:*: short for Puddleby-on-the-Marsh]]. He is a highly competent and well-respected physician, but he is also somewhat of an animal hoarder, which drives away almost all of the paying human customers. The only exception is the Cat's-meat-man (a man who sells meat for pets to eat, not a man who sells the meat of cats) who's never had any problem with animals. John Doolittle even drives his own spinster sister away when he adopts a crocodile, and he's left penniless with no one to take care of his house or manage his money.

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John Dolittle is a doctor living in the small village, Puddleby[[hottip:*: short Puddleby[[note]]short for Puddleby-on-the-Marsh]].Puddleby-on-the-Marsh[[/note]]. He is a highly competent and well-respected physician, but he is also somewhat of an animal hoarder, which drives away almost all of the paying human customers. The only exception is the Cat's-meat-man (a man who sells meat for pets to eat, not a man who sells the meat of cats) who's never had any problem with animals. John Doolittle even drives his own spinster sister away when he adopts a crocodile, and he's left penniless with no one to take care of his house or manage his money.
7th Jan '13 8:24:54 PM Arivne
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* PollyWantsAMicrophone: [[AmplifiedAnimalAptitude Although ''all'' animals are implied to be sapient]], Polynesia is a parrot who can understand and speak fluent English among other things.
** Unusually, Polynesia is fluent in English because the Doctor taught it to her, enabling her to return the favor by teaching him animal languages.

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* PollyWantsAMicrophone: [[AmplifiedAnimalAptitude Although ''all'' animals are implied to be sapient]], Polynesia is a parrot who can understand and speak fluent English among (among other things.
** Unusually, Polynesia is
languages). She's fluent in English because the Doctor taught it to her, enabling her to return the favor by teaching him animal languages.


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24th Sep '12 12:40:24 AM PaulA
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''The Story of Doctor Dolittle'' is the first book of Creator/HughLofting's ''DoctorDolittle'' series. It was published in 1920 and now in the public domain and can be read [[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/501/501-h/501-h.htm here]].

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''The Story of Doctor Dolittle'' is the first book of Creator/HughLofting's ''DoctorDolittle'' ''Literature/DoctorDolittle'' series. It was published in 1920 and now in the public domain and can be read [[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/501/501-h/501-h.htm here]].
19th May '12 4:03:04 PM LordGro
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''The Story of Doctor Dolittle'' is the first book of {{Hugh Lofting}}'s ''DoctorDolittle'' series. It was published in 1920 and now in the public domain and can be read [[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/501/501-h/501-h.htm here]].

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''The Story of Doctor Dolittle'' is the first book of {{Hugh Lofting}}'s Creator/HughLofting's ''DoctorDolittle'' series. It was published in 1920 and now in the public domain and can be read [[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/501/501-h/501-h.htm here]].



* TranslationConvention: Happens in a lot of the conversations between animals.

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* TranslationConvention: Happens in a lot of the conversations between animals.animals.
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26th Mar '12 8:11:12 AM lu127
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* TheDoctorDolittle: The trope namer. All animals speak different languages, some incorporating body language.


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* SpeaksFluentAnimal: The former trope namer. All animals speak different languages, some incorporating body language.
5th Feb '12 6:11:21 PM BraveHoratio
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** Unusually, Polynesia is fluent in English because the Doctor taught it to her, enabling her to return the favor by teaching him animal languages.
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