The hare and the tortoiseThe hare was once boasting of his speed before the other animals. "I have never been beaten," he said, "when I run at full speed, no one is faster than me."The tortoise said quietly, "I will race with you." "That is a good joke," said the hare. "I could dance around you the whole way."The race started. The hare darted almost out of sight at once. He soon stopped and lay down to have a nap.The tortoise plodded on and on. When the hare awoke from his nap, he saw the tortoise was near the finish line, and that he had lost the race.拓展资料:1、中文版龟兔赛跑兔子向动物们夸耀他的速度，“我从来没有失败过，”他说，“当我奔跑时，没有人比我更快。”乌龟平静地说：“我要与你比赛。”“真是笑话，我可以边玩边和你赛跑。”兔子说。比赛开始了，一眨眼工夫，兔子已经跑得不见了踪影，但是他觉得自己跑得快，对比赛掉以轻心，躺在路边睡着了。乌龟慢腾腾地却持续不停地走，当兔子一觉醒来，他看到乌龟已经快到终点线了。兔子输了比赛。2、《龟兔赛跑》，是一则耐人寻味的寓言故事，故事中塑造了一只骄傲的兔子和一只坚持不懈的小乌龟。 有一天，兔子和乌龟比赛跑步，兔子嘲笑乌龟爬得慢，乌龟说，总有一天他会赢。兔子说，我们现在就开始比赛。兔子飞快地跑着，乌龟拼命地爬，不一会儿，兔子与乌龟已经离的有很大一段距离了。兔子认为比赛太轻松了，它要先睡一会，并且自以为是地说即使自己睡醒了乌龟也不一定能追上它。而乌龟呢，它一刻不停地爬行，当兔子醒来的时候乌龟已经到达终点了。3、此故事告诉大家：不可轻易小视他人。虚心使人进步，骄傲使人落后. 要踏踏实实地做事情，不要半途而废，才会取得成功。
One day the Hare laughed at the short feet and slow speed of the Tortoise. The Tortoise replied: "You may be as fast as the wind, but I will beat you in a race!" The Hare thought this idea was impossible and he agreed to the proposal. It was agreed that the Fox should choose the course and decide the end. The day for the race came, and the Tortoise and Hare started together. The Tortoise never stopped for a moment, walking slowly but steadily, right to the end of the course. The Hare ran fast and stopped to lie down for a rest. But he fell fast asleep. Eventually, he woke up and ran as fast as he could. But when he reached the end, he saw the Tortoise there already, sleeping comfortably after her effort.