Slow and steadily wins the race.

Once upon a time, in a lush green forest, there lived a proud and boastful hare. He was the fastest animal in the forest and he knew it. He would often brag about his speed, and he loved to show off his skills to anyone who would watch.

One day, while boasting about his speed, the hare met a slow and steady tortoise. The tortoise was not impressed by the hare’s boasting and challenged him to a race. The hare, confident that he would win, accepted the challenge without hesitation.

On the day of the race, the hare took off at lightning speed, leaving the tortoise far behind. The hare was so far ahead that he decided to take a nap under a tree, thinking he had plenty of time to rest before the tortoise arrived.

Meanwhile, the tortoise continued to move forward at a steady pace, never wavering in his determination to finish the race. When the hare finally woke up from his nap, he was shocked to see the tortoise slowly but surely approaching the finish line.

The hare quickly jumped up and ran as fast as he could, but it was too late. The tortoise had already crossed the finish line, winning the race.

The hare was humiliated and ashamed. He realized that his overconfidence had caused him to lose the race. The tortoise, on the other hand, had shown that slow and steady wins the race.

From that day on, the hare learned to be humble and to respect others. He also learned that success is not just about speed, but about determination, perseverance, and consistency.

And so, the moral of the story is that in order to achieve success, one must be patient, persistent, and consistent. Slow and steady wins the race.

Here are some definitions of difficult words in the story, in English:

  1. Boastful – excessively proud and self-satisfied
  2. Challenged – tested the abilities of
  3. Confident – having a strong belief in oneself
  4. Replied – answered
  5. Hare – a fast-running mammal with long ears and a short tail
  6. Tortoise – a slow-moving reptile with a hard shell
  7. Sneered – smiled or laughed with scorn or contempt
  8. Swift – moving or able to move quickly
  9. Overconfident – excessively confident or self-assured
  10. Determined – having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it

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