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Short Story: The Tortoise and the Hare
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Read the story once at fast pace to get the story. Read another time slowly to enjoy the clear, simple writing style. You shouldn't have to do much, just enjoy and your mind will unconsciously absorb it. Promise.




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The Hare was once boasting of his speed before the other animals. "I have never yet been beaten," said he, "when I put forth my full speed. I challenge any one here to race with me."

The Tortoise said quietly, "I accept your challenge."

"That is a good joke," said the Hare; "I could dance round you all the way."

"Keep your boasting till you've won," answered the Tortoise. "Shall we race?"

So a course was fixed and a start was made. The Hare darted almost out of sight at once, but soon stopped and, to show his contempt for the Tortoise, lay down to have a nap. The Tortoise plodded on and plodded on, and when the Hare awoke from his nap, he saw the Tortoise just near the winning-post and could not run up in time to save the race.

Then the Tortoise said: "Slow but steady progress wins the race."

Aesop

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Quý vị đọc và enjoy nha.

It's short, it's sweet! So try and report your progress here. If admin sees enough people interested, he will try harder to serve you.

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Good one! admin.

I read it when I was a kid, but I still enjoy it. However, this is the first time I read it in an English version.

In this story, we learn that we should not be subjective in our judgment and underestimate our competitor or enemy.

I think the story still hasn't ended, right? They would be good lessons afterwards.

Thank you.

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Dear all,

Some minor lessons in addtion to BLTC's:
+ There are always some people better/smarter than us .
+ We must fulfill the task before enjoying.
+ Carelessness can cause failure.
+ Patience is a good character.

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Dear all,

If I were a hare, I would win because I would never stop on the half way to enjoy whatever.

So, I think the lesson is, keep on following your target and never stop for no matter what.

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I've heard this story in Vietnamese version. If I am right, the story hasn't ended yet. Maybe next time the hare will win. :D

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put forth <-- I like it. I like it!

slow but steady, is it the same with "slow yet definite" = chậm mà chắc?


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"Shy yet Talkative.
Like being alone yet love to get to know people".

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Ah well, why should the Hare take a nap? He was just waiting for the Tortoise. Why didn't the Tortoise wake him up? If the story goes that way... ;)

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Dear admin,

Thank you admin for making VDT has been more interesting, recently. I can either learn or enjoy very much when visiting this web.

By the way, please allow me to copy this story to my FB.

Thanks and regards,

vuonglan

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@vuonglan, it's from the web so feel free. A friendly correction:
Thank you admin for making VDT more interesting.



@others: Thank you all for your inputs. The purpose of the Short Story series is to encourage members to read easy pieces while enjoying the underneath philosophy they carry.

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Thank you for your correction, much simpler and more effective.

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Cảm ơn TheKingNT đã đóng góp một truyện ngắn có nội dung rất hay. Nhưng mà TheKingNT có thể edit lại truyện ngắn này để mọi người dễ đọc hơn, được không?

* Sau một đoạn văn hoặc một ý, chấm xuống dòng.
* Sau một câu thoại, chấm xuống dòng.
* Bỏ lời thoại trực tiếp giữa 2 dấu " và " để phân biệt đâu là câu kể, đâu là câu thoại (giống như câu chuyện mẫu của admin).

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@ admin:

I read this story in Vietnamese version. This time I read it in English. It's useful for me to learn English and philosophy through stories.

Thanks a lot.

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New Story of the Hare and Tortoise

Everyone knows about the story of the tortoise and the hare. What most people don't know is that there are several valuable lessons to be learnt from the story.

The story continues...

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The hare was disappointed at losing the race and he did some soul-searching. He realized that he'd lost the race only because he had been overconfident, careless and lax. If he had not taken things for granted, there's no way the tortoise could have beaten him.
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The moral of the story:
Fast and consistent will always beat the slow and steady. If you have two people in your organization, one slow, methodical and reliable, and the other fast and still reliable at what he does, the fast and reliable chap will consistently climb the organizational ladder faster than the slow, methodical chap.

It's good to be slow and steady; but it's better to be fast and reliable.


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The story still hasn't ended.

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BLTC wrote:It's good to be slow and steady; but it's better to be fast and reliable.

Bravo! I support your new version! The sucessful people are always swift, flexible and reliable.

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Short Story: The Tortoise and the Hare
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PRONUNCIATION

LESSON 1
LESSON 2
LESSON 3
LESSON 4
LESSON 5
LESSON 6
LESSON 7
LESSON 8


PRACTICE 1
PRACTICE 2
PRACTICE 3
PRACTICE 4
PRACTICE 5
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PRACTICE 50

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GIỌNG MỸ

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KARAOKE 1
KARAOKE 2
KARAOKE 3

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MOTHERS' DAY

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THÁI TRINH (9x VN)

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CARTOON 1
CARTOON 2
CARTOON 3
CARTOON 4
CARTOON 5
CARTOON 6
CARTOON 7

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PROUD OF YOU

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CALIFORNIA 1
CALIFORNIA 2
CALIFORNIA 3

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. Alone
. And I Love Her
. Around The World
. As Long As You Love Me
. Aubrey
. Autumn Leaves
. Baby It's You
. Billie Jean
. Blowin' In The Wind
. Broken Vow
. Brother Louie
. Careless Whisper
. Close To You
. Diana
. Everyday I Love You
. Everyday I Love You
. Everthing I Own
. Fernando
. Forever Young
. Georgia On My Mind
. Good bye
. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
. Green Fields
. Hallelujah
. Hallelujah
. Happy Together
. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
. Hold Me For A While
. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart


. I Believe In You
. I Didn't Mean To Hurt You
. I Don't Like To Sleep Alone
. I Have Nothing
. I Swear
. I Will Follow Him
. I Will Surrvive
. I'm Mr. Lonely
. If
. If Life Is So Short
. If We Hold On Together
. I'll Be There
. I Saved The World Today
. It Must Have Been Love
. Kingston Town
. Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone
. Learn To Be Lonely
. Let's Talk About Love
. Livin' On A Prayer
. Loneliness
. Love Letters In The Sand
. Love To Be Loved By You
. Love Will Keep Us Alive


. Memory
. My Destiny
. My Endless Love
. My World
. Night In White Satin
. No Milk Today
. Oh, My Papa!
. One Of Us
. One In A Million
. Over The Mountains
. Rains And Tears
. Rhinestone Cowboy
. Sleeping Sun
. So This Is Christmas


. Soledad
. Sometimes When We Touch
. SOS
. SOS For Love
. Speak Softly Love
. Summer Wine
. Sunny Came Home
. Take Me Home, Country Road
. Tears In Heaven
. Thank You For The Music
. The Day You Went Away
. The Guitar Man
. The Last Waltz
. The Piper
. The Way You Look Tonight
. The World Is Not Enough
. Too Young
. Trouble Is A Friend
. Unbreak My Heart
. YMCA
. You're Always On My Mind
. You're My Everything
. You Decorated My Life
. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
. You Light Up My Life
. You'll Be In My Heart
. You'll Be In My Heart
. You Sang To Me
. You've Got A Friend
. Wishing You Were Here
. Woman
. Words



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