THE MONKEY, THE TURTLE AND THE RABBIT
Short Story written By: Delsy Janet Quispe Goto
There were three friends living in the forest. A monkey, a turtle and a rabbit.
One day the turtle and the rabbit were discussing about who was faster and smarter.
The rabbit said he was because he could jump high and run fast.
– “You are wrong”! – replied the turtle – “I´m slow but very smart!”
Suddenly the monkey came up with an idea. If the turtle and the rabbit had a race, they would solve their argument.
The rabbit started to laugh – “I´m going to win ” – he said
– “We will see…”- said the turtle
The rabbit started the race very fast, and the turtle was slow but persistent.
In the middle of the race the rabbit got very hungry and found a pile of carrots and thought:
– “The turtle will never catch me, so it doesn´t matter if I lie here for a while and eat some carrots.”
After eating all the carrots he started to feel very tired.
“Ok, I will sleep a little bit, the turtle will never catch me anyway.”
And so he did. When he woke up he found that the turtle had won because he had been arrogant.
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