Baguian is famed throughout those seas as a rookery for the giant tortoise—testudo elephantopus.
The giant tortoise was clearing the kitchen garden of young lettuces; the monkeys were collecting entomological specimens.
The giant tortoise had transferred itself to his garden, having apparently engaged a wheelbarrow for that purpose.
The enormous flatboat, that Suzanne had likened to a giant tortoise, darted now like an arrow, dragged by the current.
Nor did he care to consider such examples of longevity as the giant tortoise and the Yellow Leaf.
The largest, called the giant tortoise, easily supports on its back a weight of two hundred pounds.