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LEVEL 1.7: HARE AND THE TORTOISE

2022-08-28 16:46:15 simyang 0

HARE AND THE TORTOISE


Once a hare was roaming near a lake in a forest. Suddenly he saw a tortoise and mocked at

him saying - "Hurry up, you slow coach! Don't you find life very dull taking so long to cover

a few yards? I could have run to the other side of the lake by now."


The tortoise felt teased and dared the hare to a race. The race was to be through the wood

to a fixed goal.


The hare agreed laughingly. In a few minutes he was away and out of sight.


"What a funny race it is!" he said to himself , "I am already half -way through. But it is tootoo cold; why not have a nap in the warm sunshine?"

The tortoise walked steadily on and on. In a short time, he passed by the sleeping hare.


Spoken English: Short Stories


The hare slept far longer then he had intended.When he woke up at last, he looked

around in surprise and said to himself," Not even a sigh of the poor tortoise anywhere so

far; I had better trot along and finish the race."


The hare ran to the goal. He was amazed to see all the animals cheering the tortoise who

had arrived just a minute earlier. how ashamed he felt indeed!


Moral: Slow and steady wins the race


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