The Hare and the Tortoise (250 Words)

This story took place in old times when all the animals lived peacefully. It so happened that a hare and a tortoise became good friends. The tortoise lived in a pond while the hare had made his burrow nearby. Their relationship went on smoothly except that there was one problem. The hare was very proud of his speed and often taunted his friend for his slow speed. The tortoise would get hurt but remained silent. One day, the hare was sitting with other animals and as usual boasting of his speed Out of pride, he, challenged them to run a race with him. The tortoise said that he would accept the challenge. “What a joke” remarked the hare distrustfully, but the tortoise kept calm. A distant tree was chosen as the finishing point. The race started and the hare got out of sight at once. But, soon, he stopped to show his contempt for the slow tortoise and lay down for a nap. In the meantime, the tortoise kept on moving steadily. After waking up, the hare looked back and got satisfied for not seeing any sign of the tortoise nearby. It was evening, and the weather was mild, so he began to walk leisurely towards the finishing point. When he reached there, he was stunned to see the tortoise already resting at the winning post. He became much embarrassed when the tortoise remarked. “You were very proud of your speed but behold slow and steady wins the race”.

Moral:

  • Slow And Steady Wins The Race
  • Pride hath a fall

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