the 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.   moral: pride goes before a fall. only by persevering can we achieve our goals.   兔子有一次在其他动物面前夸耀他的速度。“我从来没有被打败过,”他说,“当我全速奔跑时,没有人比我更快。”乌龟平静地说:“我要和你比赛。”“这是个好笑话。”兔子说。“我可以一直围着你跳舞。”比赛开始。那只野兔几乎立刻跑得看不见了。他很快停下来,躺下来打了个盹。乌龟慢吞吞地走啊走。当兔子从午睡中醒来时,他看到乌龟已经快到终点线了,他输了比赛。   寓意: 骄兵必败;只有持之以恒,才能实现目标。