Dear kids! If someone works slowly but regularly, he has every chance of winning his goal. On the contrary, if a person works by fits and starts, his success is not sure. This interesting story of a hare and tortoise teaches us the same lesson. At the same time it also teaches that we should not make fun of others.
Slow And Steady Wins The Race
Once there lived a hare in a jungle. He was very quick and smart. All the time he wandered here and there and enjoyed the green grass of the jungle. Near the pool of the jungle there lived a tortoise. The hare and the tortoise became good friends. They had good time together. But there was problem. The hare was proud of his fast speed. He often teased the tortoise for his slow speed.
One day the tortoise lost his patience. He asked the hare to run a race. The hare laughed at the tortoise. Anyhow, the day for the race was fixed. The owl became the judge. All the animals and birds had come out of their places. The race started. The hare ran so fast that soon he was out of sight. On the other hand the tortoise kept on creeping slowly.
After a while the hare saw a cool shady tree. He lay down and soon was asleep. The tortoise passed by the sleeping hare. He never thought of having any rest. He kept on moving slowly and steadily. The result was that he reached his destination after a long labour. When the hare woke up, the sun was setting down. He got up and started running to the final point. But he was ashamed to see the tortoise already there.