Arts and Humanities
Unit 2 Project
Tortoise and the Hare
I remember a lot of little stories as a kid and I was having a hard time figuring out one to share. One stuck out to me the most. My grandma would tell it to me to teach me about patience. Of course, at the time I did not think of it as a lesson, but more as entertainment at grandma’s house. Looking back, I can definably appreciate this classic story called the “Tortoise and the Hare.” Once upon a time there was a hare who kept bragging about how he could run faster than anyone else, and was especially teasing tortoise for how slow he was. Then one day, the irritated tortoise answered back: “Who do you think you are? You sure are fast, but you can be beat!” The hare exclaimed with laughter. “Beaten in a race? By who? Not by you! I bet there’s nobody in the world that can win against me, I’m so fast. Now, why don’t you try?”
Annoyed by all the bragging, the tortoise accepted the challenge. A course was planned, and the next day at dawn they stood at the starting line. The hare yawned as the tortoise headed off slowly. When the hare saw how painfully slow his rival was, he decided, half asleep on his feet, to have a quick nap. “Take your time!” he said. “I’ll catch up with you in a minute.”
The hare woke up with a start from his little nap, looking for the tortoise. But he was only a short distance away, having barely covered a third of the course. Breathing a sigh of relief, the hare decided he might as well have breakfast too, and off he went to eat some cabbages he had noticed in a nearby field. But the heavy meal and the hot sun made his eyelids droop. With a careless glance at the tortoise, now halfway along the course, he decided to have another nap before winning this race. He was smiling at the thought of the look on the tortoise’s face when it saw the hare speed by, he then fell fast asleep. The sun started to go down, and...
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