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One day，all the forest animals were gathered together to watch a big race. Tired of Speedy Hare’s constant bragging, Poky Tortoise had challenged Speedy Hare to a race. Most of the animals didn’t think that Poky Tortoise would stand a chance to win against Speedy Hare.
Poky Tortoise and Speedy Hare were crouching at the starting line when they heard the starter’s gun. In a few seconds, Speedy Hare was already out of sight. Meanwhile, Poky Tortoise plodded down the track at his regular slow pace. He was far behind Speedy Hare but moving forward steadily.
After running for a little while, Poky Tortoise was nowhere insight so Speedy Hare decided he would take a nap. He found a big tree at the roadside and lay down under the tree.
“What a nice day it is! I like the warm breeze and this is a perfect place for a nap.” said Speedy. Soon he was fast asleep.
Meanwhile, Poky Tortoise, at his slow and steady pace, inched closer and closer to the finish line. In fact, Speedy Hare was still snoring when the loud cheers from the forest animals woke him up.
“Where am I?” he said to himself. Speedy Hare could’t believe his eyes! From over the hill, he could see Poky Tortoise was on the home stretch!
Speedy Hare jumped up. As fast as a streak of lightning he hopped towards the finish line but it was too late. Poky Tortoise had just crossed over the finish line. The slow old Tortoise had beaten the cocky speedy Hare!