Thewas once boasting of his speed before the other animals. “I have never been beaten，” he ， “when I run at full speed， no one is faster than me.”
Thequietly， “I will race with you.” “That is a good joke，” the . “I could dance around you the whole way.”
The race started. The hare darted almost out of sight at once. He soon stopped and lay down to have a nap.
The tortoise plodded on and on. When the hare awoke from his nap， he saw the tortoise was near the finish line， and that he had lost the race.