The story of the bunny and the turtle

 The story of the bunny and the turtle

The Hare was once boasting of his speed before all the other animals.   I have never yet been beaten said he  when I pull forth my full speed. I challenge any one here to race with me.

 The Tortoise said quietly  I accept your challenge That is a good joke said the Hare   I could dance around you all the way.  Keep your boasting till you've beaten  answered the Tortoise.

 Shall we race? So a course was fixed and a start was made. The Hare darted almost out of sight at once  but soon stopped and  to show his contempt for the Tortoise  lay down to have a nap. 

The Tortoise plodded on and plodded on  and when the Hare awoke from his nap  he saw the Tortoise just near the winning-post and could not run up in time to save the race.  

 Then said the Tortoise: Plodding  slowly but surely  wins the race

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