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The Second Innings of the Hare

December 08, 2011  by: Paulose  Points: 15   Category: Celebrity    Views: 523

The hare was boasting himself and was speaking ill of the tortoise wherever he went. He forced the tortoise for a second race.


You might have heard the Aesop story of the hare and the tortoise. But he did not learn a lesson from his failure. He was boasting himself and was speaking ill of him wherever he went . He forced the tortoise for a second race.

The hare was very jealous over the victory of the tortoise in the race. He was telling everyone that the tortoise was very slow and that it cannot be accepted as a victory.

He mocked at the tortoise whenever he met him on the way and the tortoise stretched out his long neck to see the outside world.

"You hunch-backed wretched, last time you won the race by cheating me as if you had left from the race. Come on one more time. This time I can crush all your victories!"

"My dear friend hare, I never boasted that I ever won the race with you. It was you who called me for the race and I was just running with my lame legs and my sincerity only won the race."

"Don't talk to me in sermons. Come on for another trial. This time I will prove my worth in front of all the animals."

The tortoise felt teased and dared to take up the challenge of the hare to run another race.

The hare announced it to all the animals and challenged that this time they would all see the defeat of the ugly tortoise.

The fox and the bear and mapped out the course. The two runners have to start from the banyan tree and reach the Jackfruit tree in the corner. The hare never cared about the route because he ran here and there in a very great speed. Who can doubt his victory? Tortoise also agreed because he was confident that slow and steady wins the race.

The race began in front of most of the forest animals. The hare darted from the starting point of the banyan tree. Being such a swift runner, he soon left the tortoise far behind. Last time he had plenty of time even to sleep. This time he has almost reached the goal. The jack fruit tree was very near. But he had to stop suddenly as there was a stream in their track. But now nothing can be changed. That will be a breech of agreement.

The tortoise was coming slowly plodding step by step. He never stopped but was steadily moving towards the goal. The hare was standing near the stream unable to cross. The jackfruit tree was on the other side.

The tortoise slowly and steadily managed to cross the stream and touch the jackfruit tree.

From that day onwards, the hare never mocked at the tortoise or spoke ill of any body.



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