One lovely morning Mr. Hoppy, was watering his plants. He had a secret, he loved a women called Mrs. Silver, but never told her. The trouble with Mrs. Silver was that she gave all her love to somebody else, and that somebody was a small tortoise called Alfie.
One morning, Mrs. Silver mentioned to Mr. Hoppy that even though she has had Alfie for many years, her pet has only grown a tiny bit and has gained only three ounces in weight. Mrs. Silver wanted to know how her little pet could grow larger. Mr. Hoppy was thinking of an idea how to make little Alfie grow bigger.
So Mr. Hoppy ran in the house and got a pencil and a piece of paper and wrote:
ESIO TROT, ESIO TROT, TEG REGGIB REGGIB! EMOC NO, ESIO TROT, WORG PU, FFUP PU, TOOHS PU! GNIRPS PU, WOLB PU, LLEWS PU! EGROG! ELZZUG! FFUTS! PLUG! TUP NO TAF, ESIO TROT, TUP NO TAF! !TEG NO, TEG NO, ELBBOG DOOF!
Mr. Hoppy got a string and tied it to the piece of paper, and lowered it down to his neighbor Mrs. Silver. Mrs. Silver took a good look at it and asked Mr. Hoppy what did it mean all those strange words. Mr. Hoppy explained to Mrs. Silver it was tortoise language so they can grow quicker. Mr. Hoppy told her she must whisper them every night to Alfie, and that in one week Alfie would be 2 ounces more than he was before. So Mr. Hoppy afterwards went to the pet shop and bought all the tortoises from the shop, and brought them home. When Mrs. Silver went to work, Mr. Hoppy every time exchanged the tortoises to be exactly the same color shell and 2 ounces more than it was before. After he lowered the tortoise down and looked what happened...
One day Mr. Hoppy looked over the balcony and saw Mrs. Silver worried and shouting "Mr. Hoppy come down and help Alfie to get in his house."
So he ran down stairs and knocked on the door ''knock knock.'' A voice said ''enter.'' Next he told her she must change the word bigger to smaller on the piece of paper he gave her, so Alfie could become smaller.
They had tea, and while they drank the tea Mr. Hoppy asked Mrs. Silver if she would marry him and Mrs. Silver said ''yes!" and they lived happy for ever.
My favorite character is Mr. Hoppy because he is like a magician, but also a bit of a liar .