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Aesop Fables - The Hare and the Tortoise
The Hare and the Tortoise

A Hare and a Tortoise decided one day to compete with each other in a race. That was because the Hare dared to laugh at the Tortoise for being so slow and heavy and he just couldn’t stand this painful offence. So the Tortoise suggested the race and the Hare agreed, very confident in himself. “The poor Tortoise will make a fool of himself”, he thought very amused.
So, when the big day arrived, they started together. A long road was to be run, so, after a while, the Hare stopped, being so advanced in comparison with the slow Tortoise and thought it was a good idea to take a nap for a few minutes. He did so, but when he finally woke up, he was horified to notice that the Tortoise was just about to arrive at the end of the race.
“No, that’s not possible. I must be dreaming!”, he said. “I will catch up with him, I still have time to win, I can run so fast…”
But he couldn’t make it, though, it was too late, the Tortoise was the winner of the race, as slow as he was!

Be consistent in your effort and you will be successful.



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