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He called this his tortoise - catcher . He leaned over the balcony railings and lowered the pole down on to Mrs Silver's balcony below . Alfie was basking in the pale sunlight over to one side . " Hello Alfie , " Mr Hoppy said .
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 . ... 200 / He chose one and lowered it down with his tortoise - catcher . Then , still gripping 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