The Hare and a Tortoise Story

The Hare and a Tortoise Story:

Once a hare and a tortoise lived in a jungle. The hare was proud of his speed. He used to laugh at the tortoise for his slow speed. The tortoise couldn’t bear this. One day he challenged the hare to run a race with him. The hare accepted the challenge. They choose a distant tree as the winning post. They set off together at noon. The hare ran fast and was soon out of sight. The tortoise did not lose heart. He went on slowly and steadily. The hare ran about a mile and looked back. The tortoise was nowhere to be seen. The hare said to himself, “The tortoise is still far behind. I should take a rest. It will take me only a few minutes to reach the winning post.” There was a shady tree nearby. He lay down in the cool shade and soon fell fast asleep. The tortoise steadily went on his way. He did not stop anywhere. After a short time, he reached the shady tree. He found the hare fast asleep. He did not stop there. He smiled and passed by him. At about sunset, the hare woke up. He ran as fast as he could, but it was too late. When he reached the goal, he found that the tortoise was already there. The hare fell ashamed and admitted his defeat. In this way, this story gives us the moral lesson that “Pride Hath a Fall”.


Once upon a time, a hare and tortoise lived in a forest. The hare was very proud of his speed. He thought himself to be the fastest-running creature of the forest. The tortoise is a slow-walking creature. The tortoise threw a challenge for a race. The hare accepted it. They decided that the crow would work as the referee. The race began. The hare ran fast and covered three-fourths of the distance in no time. He saw a shady tree. He decided to take a rest thinking that how would cover the rest of the distance in no time. He slept. The tortoise was walking slowly at his constant speed. He saw the hare sleeping and passed him. The hare woke up and start running. It was too late. The tortoise had reached its destination and won the race. Thus the saying, “Slow and steady wins the race”, proved to be true.

Moral Lesson: “Pride Hath a Fall” Or “Slow and Steady Wins the Race”

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