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The Tortoise and the Hare

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Illustration by Arthur Rackham, 1912

"The Tortoise and the Hare" is a fable by Aesop. It has been retold many times, notably by the 17th-century French fabulist Jean de La Fontaine.

Story[edit | edit source]

A hare mocks a slow-moving tortoise. The tortoise challenges the hare to a race. The hare agrees, then speeds ahead of the tortoise. Halfway through the race, the hare takes a nap. The tortoise passes him and wins the race.

Adaptations[edit | edit source]

"The Tortoise and the Hare" has been adapted to short animated movies including a Silly Symphony by Walt Disney Productions in 1934 and an MGM Merry Melodies in 1941.

External links[edit | edit source]

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