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The hare was once boasting of his speed before the other animals.
"I have never yet been beaten," said he, "when I put forth my full speed.
I challenge anyone here to race with me."
The tortoise said quietly, "I accept your challenge."
"That is a good joke," said the hare. "I could dance around you all the way."
"Keep your boasting until you've beaten," answered the tortoise. "Shall we race?"
So a course was fixed and a start was made.
The hare darted almost out of sight at once, but soon stopped and, to show his contempt for the tortoise, lay down to have a nap.
The tortoise plodded on and plodded on, and when the hare awoke from his nap, he saw the tortoise just near the winning-post and could not run up in time to save the race.
Then said the tortoise: “Plodding wins the race.”
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