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Mr Hoppy , a retired bachelor , harbours a secret passion for the attractive widow Mrs Silver . She , however , lavishes all her affection on another ... Alfie , her pet tortoise . Mr Hoppy's wildly ingenious plot to defeat his rival ...
And although she didn't know it , it was she who was the object of Mr Hoppy's secret love . He had loved her from his balcony for many years , but he was a very shy man and he had never been able to bring himself to give her even the ...
As you will have guessed by now , Mr Hoppy's secret was a very simple one . If a creature grows slowly enough - I mean very very slowly indeed - then you'll never notice that it has grown at all , especially if you see it every day .
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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