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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

529- The Turtle and the Wild Rabbit Image: The Tortoise and the Hare (Rabbit) cartoon صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: السلحفاة و الأرنب - كارتون Image: The Tortoise and the Hare (Rabbit) cartoon.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: السلحفاة و الأرنب - كارتون.

A turtle was talking to a wild rabbit. The rabbit mocked at him because of the shell which surrounded his body and made him move very slowly. The turtle asked the rabbit to make a race between them. The rabbit said, All know that youre the slowest animal in the world. How dare you ask me to make a race between us?

Lets try and make a reward for him who wins the race. The turtle answered.

Ok. The rabbit said mockingly. But youll surely fail.

The turtle insisted on making the race. As the rabbit talked much, the turtle said, Youre talkative Mr. Rabbit. Lets begin and define the distance.

The race began. The turtle walked very slowly but continuously. On the other hand, the rabbit lied down saying, Ill sleep and rest for, whatever the turtle does, hell not win the race.

He got up and began to play. Suddenly, he realized that there was no time left. He stood on his hind legs and jumped but the turtle approached the goal. He tried to run. However, he failed and the turtle won the prize.

→ English translation of the story here at سباق بين سلحفاة وأرنب وحشي.