“The Hare and the Tortoise Story”

tortoise and the hare story
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Once upon a time, there was a jungle. In that jungle, there lived a Tortoise and Hare. Both were very good friends. They always used to tease each other.

Once the Hare said to the Tortoise, “Oh! Tortoise Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! You are so dark. You are so slow. You have so much weight on your back. I don’t know how you even walk. Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!”

The tortoise would reply to the Hare, “Oh! Hare Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! You know how long are your ears. Oh! They are almost touching the sky. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! and you know what you are so afraid of everything that even if the wind blows you are scared away. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!”

That way both the friends were enjoying each other’s company but one day Hare thought of an idea. He said to the Tortoise, “Oh! Tortoise you always make fun of me why don’t we get into a competition.”

“Competition, what kind of competition you want Hare?” asked Tortoise.

“Let’s have a competition of who can run faster.” said Hare.

“No! No! No! No! No! We cannot take the competition of who will run faster. Instead, we should take the competition of who reaches the goal first.” said Tortoise.

Hare thought to himself, “Oh! it means the same thing because whoever runs faster will reach the goal first anyway.”

So Hare agreed to the Tortoise condition and they decided the date for the competition.

So the day of the competition arrived. They came to one point and on Get! Set! Go!!! both of them started moving.

Started going towards the goal that they decided as the end point.

Hare because he is so much faster than the Tortoise reached halfway the distance in a short while but when he looked back the Tortoise was not even in the sight.

But then he saw lush green grass and some vegetables around. He thought to himself, “Oh! It would take a lot of time for Tortoise to come and catch me up. So why don’t I enjoy some food.”

So he started picking up the vegetables and started eating the food. So once he had his stomach full he thought to himself, “Oh! the Tortoise is still so far away. I can easily beat him. Why don’t I rest for a while and then I will get up and achieve the goal anyway.”

So he soon fell fast asleep.

Meanwhile, the Tortoise crawled slowly and he crossed the Hare and saw that Hare was sleeping. But Tortoise kept on crawling. He did not even wake up the Hare.

Soon the finish point was very close and Hare got up and realized that he was sleeping for a long time he looked around and he did not see the Tortoise.

So he thought to himself, “Oh! even after I finished my sleep Tortoise is not to be seen. He must be so behind.”

So the Hare started running again without even thinking that Tortoise must have already crossed him.

But when the Hare reached the endpoint he saw Tortoise was smiling there and waiting for his friend to come.

Hare reached the endpoint when he saw the Tortoise and he realized that he wasted a lot of time and underestimated the persistence of the Tortoise.

Moral Of Tortoise And The Hare Story

Slow but steady wins the race and fast, ignorant and overconfident will always lose the race.

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