The Rabbit and the Turtle

rabbit-n-turtleOne day a rabbit was boasting about how fast he could run. He was laughing at the turtle for being so slow. Much to the rabbit’s surprise, the turtle challenged him to a race. The rabbit thought this was a good joke and accepted the challenge. The fox was to be the umpire of the race. As the race began, the rabbit raced way ahead of the turtle, just like everyone thought. The rabbit got to the halfway point and could not see the turtle anywhere. He was hot and tired and decided to stop and take a short nap. Even if the turtle passed him, he would be able to race to the finish line ahead of him. All this time the turtle kept walking step by step by step. He never quit no matter how hot or tired he got. He just kept going.

However, the rabbit slept longer than he had thought and woke up. He could not see the turtle anywhere! He went at full-speed to the finish line but found the turtle there waiting for him.

Moral: never underestimate the weakest opponent.

Submitted By: Anonymous

ntokozo
April 16th, 2014 at 10:25 am

What an inspiring story

J.K.T
April 21st, 2014 at 2:41 am

I love this story

Polokan CANANSEV
May 4th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

If you start doing stg,no matter what/how it’s,must NEVER quit it.

samel
May 6th, 2014 at 6:23 pm

l love this story

ayush
May 9th, 2014 at 11:54 pm

i love thish story to much

Cam
May 24th, 2014 at 8:50 am

Our nNdebele teacher always tells us this story in class but he nevr tells it in English so i would like to translate it to Ndebele anyone know how to btw its a special gist to him

maria
June 1st, 2014 at 11:32 pm

best stroyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.i love this storyyyyyyyyy

pallavi
June 8th, 2014 at 8:47 am

superb story

Wade
June 25th, 2014 at 5:18 pm

I don’t often see a box turtle in our yard, but yesterday there was one just outside by the sidewalk. I picked it up and was going to walk into the woods, but I thought maybe it would be lost having a sense of direction already mapped out, so put it back where I found it, went inside and got a couple of grapes and a cherry and set them in front of the turtle thinking he was hungry. I came outside a few minutes later and the turtle was gone, nowhere to be seen. The grapes and cherry were still there. Kind of reminded me of the story of The Rabbit and the Turtle and who was faster.

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June 26th, 2014 at 1:42 am

I love this story but it has a missing story or less

nithin
June 27th, 2014 at 3:37 am

It is very nice story

tanya vats
July 10th, 2014 at 12:49 am

very very nice story and very helpful for y small brother holiday home work…………………………….:):):)

Akbar aman
July 13th, 2014 at 2:55 am

very impressive specially for lower class kids to get a moral

tom raj
July 18th, 2014 at 5:39 am

it’s very interesting story

chamanthi
July 21st, 2014 at 10:50 am

it is an inspiring story

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