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the tortoise and the hare

the tortoise and the hare in Culture

“The Tortoise and the Hare” definition

One of Aesop's fables. A tortoise and a hare hold a race. The hare is so confident of winning that he lies down halfway through and goes to sleep. The tortoise, knowing he must work hard to win, plods along without stopping until he passes the sleeping hare and wins.

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