Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hare and Tortoise

I am sure everyone heard about the hare and tortoise fable. Recently my husband told me the extension of the fable someone made up. I'll start from the beginning:

Once upon a time A hare and a tortoise decide to have a race. The hare being a fast runner got a good lead. But being overconfident on its abilities, decided to catch a nap since there is a lot time anyways. But it overslept and when it woke raced to the finish line, found that the tortoise has reached it already.

moral: Slow and steady win the race

The next day they decide to have the race again. This time the hare learnt its lesson and raced to the finish line, winning the race.

moral: fast and steady is better

They decide to race again the next day, but this time the tortoise chose the track. The hare as usual sped away, but came to a halt when it encountered a stream on the course. The tortoise came slowly, swam across the stream and won!

moral: If you cannot win, change the playing field to your advantage

They decide to race again the next day, but together this time. So for the first part the hare carried the the tortoise and ran to the stream. Then the tortoise carried the hare and swam across. They both reached the finish line in record time.

moral: Teamwork is the best option!

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