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Tortoise and the Hare, the

     
Tortoise and the Hare, the
a fable (=a traditional story that teaches a moral lesson) by Aesop in which a tortoise and a hare have a race. The tortoise unexpectedly wins by moving slowly but steadily, while the hare, because he knows he can run much faster than the tortoise, stops halfway and falls asleep. The lesson of the story is "Slow and steady wins the race."

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