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They differ only in their size and in the colour of their shells . Alfie had a darkish shell , so Mr Hoppy chose only the darker - shelled tortoises for his great collection . Size , of course , was everything .
Now , holding Alfie in one hand , he picked his way carefully through his huge collection of tortoises to find one that first of all had the same colour shell as Alfie's and secondly weighed exactly two ounces more .
CO From his enormous collection , he easily found a seventeen - ounce tortoise and once again he made sure the shells matched in colour . Then he lowered Tortoise Number 3 on to Mrs Silver's balcony . As you will have guessed by now ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - funstm - LibraryThing
I generally don't really like Roald Dahl's books. They just don't grab me, for all I do like Quentin Blake's illustrations. But this was a surprising read. It wasn't the best thing ever, but it was a ... Read full review
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Mr. Hoppy has been in love with the widowed Mrs. Silver for years. He lives in the apartment above hers and grows plants on his balcony, which gives him the excuse to look down and discuss her beloved ... Read full review