A very cute short story about a lonely man who woos his downstairs neighbor by "helping her tortoise grow." Alfie is Mrs. Silver's beloved pet tortoise, but she is frustrated that in all the years she has cared for him, he has only gained 3 ounces in weight. She is concerned that being on the titchy small side will harm Alfie's confidence. Mr. Hoppy comes up with a brilliant master plan to make Alfie magically grow to impress Mrs. Silver, but will it work? Fun for ages 8+
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