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In a couple of minutes Mr Hoppy was back on the balcony with a sheet of paper in his hand . " I'm going to lower it to you on a bit of string , " he said , " or it might blow away . Here it comes . Mrs Silver caught the paper and held ...
Then he went out and bought a sheet of thick canvas and spread it over the entire living - room floor to protect his carpet . Next , he got out the telephone - book and wrote down the address of every pet - shop in the city .
They made just the faintest rustling sound as they moved over the canvas sheet , but that was all . Mr Hoppy had to pick his way carefully on his toes between this moving sea of brown shells whenever he walked across the room .
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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