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In early spring , when Alfie felt the warmer weather through his shell , he would wake up and crawl very slowly out of his house on to the balcony . And Mrs Silver would clap her hands with joy and cry out , " Welcome back , my darling ...
He's twice as big as he was before ! Oh you darling ! " she cried , stroking the tortoise . " Oh , you great big wonderful boy ! Just look what clever Mr Hoppy has done for you ! " Mr Hoppy suddenly felt very brave .
Mr Hoppy suddenly felt very brave . " Mrs Silver , " he said . “ Do you think I could pop down to your balcony and hold Alfie myself ? " " Why , of course you can ! " Mrs Silver cried . " Come down at once . " Mr Hoppy rushed down the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mstrust - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bobbybslax - LibraryThing
It was a cute bedtime story and I think it’s improved my fondness for turtles somehow, but the ending isn’t as pleasant as I expected. Marriages shouldn’t be founded on lies. But at least Alfie the Turtle lived/lives a good life. Read full review