[Audiobook] – The Tortoise and The Hare – Bedtime story for kids!
THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE
writer : Phyllis
voice : Genevieve
In a forest far away lived a very cunning hare called Timmy. He was proud, selfish and a very bad neighbor. He thought he was very fast and could beat all the animals in the forest. One day he went to Johnny the cheetah. Johnny was a friendly fellow, everyone got along with him. He had a big heart and could help anyone in need.
“Hello, Johnny. I can beat you in a race. I bet.” Said Timmy.
Johnny smiled at Timmy and accepted the challenge. On the day of the race, the whole forest gathered to watch the race. They all rooted for Johnny as the competition began. Hare stretched as he looked at the cheetah. “You know, they say you are the fastest, if I beat you, then I will be the fastest.” Danny the lion was the judge, being the leader of the animals and the ruler. He stood at the starting line.
“You ready?” he looked at the crowd then at the two animals.
“Get set” the hare looked focused at the road.
“Go” Johnny ran fast leaving a cloud of dust at his heel. Timmy ran fast after him. A few meters away, Johnny looked over his shoulder and couldn’t see the hare. He was almost finishing the race when he decided to reduce his speed. Just as he was about to finish the race, he heard a soft swooshing sound pass by him. He looked ahead and saw Timmy’s tail passing the finishing line. Everyone was so surprised that they started to jeer. He laughed at the crowd and stood tall.
“Is there anyone brave enough to try and beat me?” he shouted. The crowd looked around at each other and then at the hare. Billy, a slow tortoise arrived at the scene. He steadily raised his hand up.
“I can do it.” He said. The whole crowd looked at him and laughed. Timmy moved closer to him.
“What is that Billy?” Billy looked at him. Unshaken. They agreed on a date that they would race on to see who was faster. This event attracted animals far and wide and everyone was waiting for it. The set upon date arrived. The tortoise was on the starting line and when the whistle was finally blown, the race began. The hare ran as fast as he could leaving a cloud of dust behind. The tortoise coughed off the dust. When the hare was about to cross the finish line, he couldn’t see the tortoise anywhere. He decided to rest before crossing the finish line. He sat under a tree and was woken by loud cheers. He looked ahead and saw the tortoise crossing the line. He was really mad. He did not want anyone to see his face for he was very embarrassed.
The other animals asked the tortoise how he was able to win and he said, “The hare saw me as an unworthy opponent. He would have won but then he thought I was slow and weak. Never judge a book by its cover, for I might be slow physically, but my honest ways and perservence got me through this race.” The crowd cheered once more and as for the hare, he was never seen or heard of again.
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