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August 25, 2018

Food for thought from Ronnie

Ronnie McBrayer

cedric-fox-597825-unsplashOne of history’s more accomplished storytellers spun a masterful tale that is known in every corner of the world. The story is known as “The Tortoise and the Hare,” and the ancient fabulist was a clever, former slave named Aesop.

“The Tortoise and the Hare” was not his only parable, not by a long shot, and his collection includes such classics as “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” “The Goose Who Laid the Golden Egg,” “The Fox and the Grapes,” and more than 700 others. But of “Aesop’s Fables,” this tale of the lumbering tortoise and the snoozing hare is his most popular, even after 25 centuries.

We all know the plot line: A braggadocios rabbit yammers on and on about his blazing speed, daily humiliating the tortoise who is as slow as, well, a tortoise. Frustrated by this treatment, finally the tortoise does the unthinkable and challenges the hare to…

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