This is the total number of incidents in this 336 page book.
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Author: Hugh Lofting
Key Words: Fiction, Classics, Adventure, Animals, Sailing
Doctor Dolittle heads for the high seas in perhaps the most amazing adventure ever experienced by man or animal!
Told by 9-and-a-half-year-old Tommy Stubbins, crewman and future naturalist, Doctor Dolittle and company survive a perilous shipwreck and land on the mysterious, floating Spidermonkey Island. There he meets the Great Glass Sea Snail who holds the key to the biggest mystery of all.
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Children's Bad Words
Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 5 Incidents
Name Calling - 6 Incidents
ninny, stupid old salt, lumbering lout, little devil, ugly ruffians
“First he called them a long string of names: cowards, loafers, thieves, vagabonds, good-for-nothings, bullies and whatnot.”
Religious Profanities - 37 Incidents
Goodness, Gracious, my blessed, Goodness knows, I hope to goodness, for heaven's sake, Lord preserve us, oh Lord, Good Lord, gosh, golly, thank heaven, heaven knows
Religious & Supernatural - 2 Incidents
Natives “at first were all for falling on their knees and worshiping the fire.”
Again, natives think fire is “magic.”
Romance Related - 4 Incidents
Women in a crowd go entirely mad over the Doctor and blow him kisses, call him darling, etc.
Mentions a king who has a hundred and twenty wives.
The word “breast” is used - for a bird’s chest.
The word “breast” is used for chest.
Attitudes/Disobedience - 1 Incident
A boy thinks about throwing his shoes in anger but thinks better of it.
Conversation Topics - 10 Incidents
A man smokes a pipe, mentions ale.
The word “cock” is used to mean a rooster.
“He says you went to see a prizefight and then sat up playing cards for money.”
A man has tattoos all over his arm.
A talking bird swears softly to herself.
A remark towards cannibalism, though most likely said in jest.
A couple of people (the Doctor’s assistants) make a side bet on Doctor Dolittle in order to make money for food.
Evolutionary reference: “We land animals [referring to humans] … are unable to breathe under water.”
Evolutionary reference: “He belongs to past ages when the whales were land animals and all that.”
Natives say they thought a certain man was a devil.
A fun and engaging adventure story with morals and propriety in place.