The Hare and the Tortoise
A Hare one day
short feet and slow pace of the Tortoise, who replied, laughing:
"Though you be
the wind, I will beat you in a race."
believing her assertion
to be simply impossible, assented to the proposal; and they agreed that
the Fox should choose the course and fix the goal.
On the day
the race the two started together. The Tortoise never for a moment
but went on with a slow but steady pace straight to the end of the
lying down by the
wayside, fell fast asleep. At last waking up, and moving as fast as he
could, he saw the Tortoise had reached the goal, and was comfortably
after her fatigue.
steady wins the race.