Once upon a time, a hare was roaming near a lake in a forest. He saw a Tortoise walking slowly with a shell on his back. Hare laughed at tortoise and said “Oh you slow creature, you are very dull and you take so long to cover a small distance”. I can run to the other side of the lake in a very short time. The hare was very proud of himself.
Tortoise felt bad and he asked the hare for a race competition. The hare agreed and on a selected day, they both gathered for the race. Other animals also gathered to watch the race. Monkey was the referee. He explained to both of them that before the sunset they have to reach to the other side of the forest.
Race started with the bang of noise.
In a few minutes, hare was out of sight. He ran so fast and reaches to the half way. “What a funny race it is”, he thought to himself.
It was a cold day, the hare thought to take some rest under a warm sunlight.
The tortoise was moving slowly but steadily. He kept of walking without any rest.
When the hare woke up, it was very late, he looked around but he didn’t see the tortoise. He thought that the Tortoise is far behind him.
He ran fast and reached the finishing line.
But when he reached, he was very surprised. All the animals were cheering and congratulating the tortoise who had finished the race much before the hare.
The hare was very ashamed. He went to congratulate the tortoise. The tortoise told him that “Slow but steady wins the race “.
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