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The Tortoise and the Hare

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The Tortoise and the Hare

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A hare one day ridiculed the short feet and slow pace of the Tortoise, who replied, laughing: “Even if you were as swift as the wind, I will beat you in a race.”

The Hare, believing the Tortoise to be an easy match, agreed to the race. They agreed that the Fox should choose the course and fix the goal.

On the day of the race the two started together. The Hare raced off, leaving the Tortoise to choke on the dust left behind. The Tortoise never stopped for a moment, but went on with a slow but steady pace straight to the end of the course.

When the Hare was out of sight of the Tortoise, he lay down by the wayside and fell fast asleep. At last he woke up, and hopped as fast as he could to the finishing line. When he got there, he saw the Tortoise had reached the goal, and was comfortably dozing after her fatigue.

Moral: Slow but steady wins the race.

There are currently 6 suggested morals for “The Tortoise and the Hare”

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  1. 1 On August 5th, 2011, Meteorite said:

    A Fox will always design a race that is better suited for the Tortoise.

  2. 2 On August 13th, 2011, Gina said:

    Invest & carry a portable alarm clock !!!!!

  3. 3 On October 12th, 2011, Wiley Coyote said:

    You snooze, you lose!!!

  4. 4 On August 31st, 2012, Jen said:

    Don’t get cocky. Just because you’re far ahead in the race, doesn’t mean you can just sit back, relax, and become idle and still expect to win.
    Finish what you’re doing first, then take the time to chill out. You’ll come out on top that way.

  5. 5 On February 22nd, 2014, Bob said:

    Take a taxi

  6. 6 On February 25th, 2016, ELISSA said:

    NOT TO BE PROUD OF YOURSELF BECAUSE ANOTHER CAN WIN YOU.

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