2017-10-26 11:27 来源：小牛英语
The Tortoise and the Hare
The Hare was once boasting of his speed before other animals. "I have never 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.
于是，他们确定了一条比赛路线和起点。比赛开始，兔子是嗖的一声就跑得没影了，但他很快就停了下来。 为了让乌龟知道他并没把乌龟放在眼里，兔子决定睡上一觉再接着跑。 这时，乌龟正一点一点艰难地向前爬着。 当兔子一觉醒来，发现乌龟离终点已经很近了，要追已经赶不上了。
Then the Tortoise said: "Slow but steady progress wins the race."