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Tortoise and the Hare

I remember hearing several little stories as a kid and I was having a hard time deciding which one to share. I decided to choose the “Tortoise and the Hare.” Once upon a time there was a hare that kept bragging about how fast he could run and that he was faster that everyone else, he also was harshly teasing the tortoise for how slow he was. Then one day, the irritated tortoise answered back: “Who do you think you are? You sure are fast, but you can be beat!” The hare exclaimed with laughter.
“Beaten in a race? By who you, I bet there’s nobody in the world that can win against me I’m so fast. Now, why don’t you try?” annoyed by all the bragging, the tortoise accepted the challenge. A course was planned, and the next day at dawn they stood at the starting line. The hare yawned as the tortoise headed off slowly. Once they began and the hare saw how slow the tortoise was, he decide to take a quick nap and disclaimed “take your time” ‘I’ll catch up to you in a minute.”

The hare woke up with a start from his little nap, looking for the tortoise. But he was only a short distance away, having barely covered a third of the course. Breathing a sigh of relief, the hare decided he might as well have breakfast too, and off he went to eat some cabbages he had noticed in a nearby field. But the heavy meal and the hot sun made his eyelids droop. With a careless glance at the tortoise, now halfway along the course, he decided to have another nap before winning this race. He was smiling at the thought of the look on the tortoise’s face when it saw the hare speed by then fell fast asleep. The sun started to go down, and the tortoise, which had been heading towards the finish line since the morning, was maybe a yard from the finish line. The hare woke up. He could see the tortoise a short bit away and the hare sprinted off. He bolted down the track,…...

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