(Stage Directions: The three storytellers are on the left hand side of the stage and the tortoise is moving around the stage in slow motion.).
Storyteller 1: Once upon a time there lived a tortoise.
Storyteller: 2: He liked to go for a leisurely stroll by the edge of a big forest.
Storyteller 3: One day a hare came bounding up towards him. (Hare comes running on the stage.)
Hare: (He pushes the tortoise out of the way and nearly knocks him over.) Out of my way you slow coach. You must be so bored because it takes you so long to get anywhere.
Storyteller 1: The tortoise looked up at the hare and said…
Tortoise: I know I could beat you in a race any day.
Hare: You beat me? Don’t make me laugh! I am so much faster than you. (He shows off his muscles and starts to run up and down.)
Storyteller 2: The hare laughed and laughed
Storyteller 3: Then he met some foxes. (Foxes enter the centre of the stage.)
Hare: Foxes, do you think that tortoise could beat me in a race?
Foxes: Oh, no he couldn’t. (Foxes shake their heads in disbelief.)
Tortoise: Oh yes, I could. (He nods his head.)
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