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He ran two stiff wires down inside the tube and connected them to the metal claws in such a way that when you pulled the wires , the claws closed , and when you pushed them , the claws opened . The wires were joined to a handle at the ...
The next afternoon , as soon as Mrs Silver had gone to work , Mr Hoppy lifted the tortoise up from her balcony and carried it inside . All he had to do now was to find one that was a shade smaller , so that it would just go through 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