The Hare and the Tortoise is a book by an unknown author. It can be found in the Royal Library in Empo Sar.
THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE
Happy with his previous victory against the hare, the
tortoise wondered if perhaps the hare had learnt any
lessons from their previous challenge. So after some
time pondering, the tortoise decided that it was about
time to give the hare a chance to redeem himself. The
tortoise beckoned to the hare and plodded slowly and
carefully towards a nearby wind blossom tree. Petals
from the wind blossom tree were falling from its
flowers when tickled by even the lightest of breezes,
spiralling down unpredictably onto the ground far
The tortoise looked up at the hare, who was now
somewhat irritable having been made to wait for the
tortoise to crawl towards the tree. The challenge the
tortoise suggested was simple.
"Catch a single petal falling from this tree before it
touches the ground."
After his previous failing, the hare was eager to show
himself superior. So immediately he agreed and began
to scamper around madly underneath the tree;
desperately leaping and bounding after the petals as
they fell. However unable to catch any of the petals,
the hare quickly began to tire and grow frustrated.
Still impatiently snatching at the falling petals, the
hare turned to the tortoise.
"Are you trying to make fun of me?", said the hare,
glowering at the tortoise who was sitting calmly
below the tree, barely even taking any notice of the
"Not at all", the tortoise replied. And at that moment,
a single petal falling from the tree happened to land
upon the back of the smiling tortoise.