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The Hare and the Tortoise 
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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 any one here to race with me."

The Tortoise said quietly, "I accept your challenge."

"That is a good joke," said the Hare; "I could dance round you all the way."

"Keep your boasting till 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:

Moral of Aesops Fable: Plodding wins the race.

The Hare and the Tortoise Fable 
An Aesop's Fable
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Aesop Author of the Fable
The Hare and the Tortoise

Nationality of Aesop - Ethiopian or Greek 
Lifespan of Aesop - He lived approximately 620 - 560 BC
Life of Aesop - Slave - Author of the book of fables 
Famous Works - Aesop's Fable book featuring:
 "The Goose With the Golden Eggs",  "The Fisher", 
"The Hare and the Tortoise" and "The Sick Lion"

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