Livingstone Tortoise was very contented living in the garden with his friends, the goldfish. He spent his days lazing by the pond and chatting to the sparrows when they flew down for a drink in the little stream that bubbled into it. The children always made sure that he was safe and well and brought him lovely things to eat each day. Life was comfortable, but Livingstone craved excitement. He longed to see what was outside the garden.