Once there lived a hare in a jungle. A tortoise also lived nearby ...........
Slow and steady wins the race
Once there lived a hare in a jungle. A tortoise also lived nearby too. One day, the tortoise was going without disturbing the hare. But the hare stopped the tortoise and said, “You slow coach! I feel pity for your speed.” So the tortoise became angry and, “Well, let's run a race.”
At this the hare was much amused. As a result, she said, “Come along, let's fix a date for the race.” They fixed a date. A fox came to see the race. The tortoise and the hare came to the starting point.
The race began. The hare began to run very fast. She jumped and jumped. She ran a long distance in a few minutes. Soon she found the tortoise far behind her. Then she stopped. She said to herself, “What's the use of going so fast?”
Perhaps, the tortoise has covered only a few yards by this time. So, I can very well have a good sleep before he comes up. So saying, the hare went to sleep in a bush. In the meantime the tortoise walked on and on. He did not stop anywhere.
When he came to the bush, he saw the lazy hare lying fast asleep. He smiled and quietly passed by her. Many hours passed. The hare woke up. She saw that it was already evening. She immediately got on her feet. She began to run very fast.
But alas! The tortoise had already gone far. She came in sight of the finishing point. But the tortoise was already crossing the winning post. The hare felt much ashamed. She now said to herself. “It is true that slow and steady wins the race.”