LINGLE – It’s one of those legendary questions: Who wins the race, the tortoise or the hare?
Reading students at Lingle-Fort Laramie Elementary School here finally have the answer.
As part of their regular March reading celebration, students got the chance to hear the Aesop Fable of the Tortoise and the Hare from Terri Walford, a speech aide for the district. But, when they filed into the gymnasium at the school, more than an adult greeted them, ready to read them another book.
There was a racetrack assembled under the basket on one end of the gym. And there was a large, green plastic storage tote, from which issued the occasional unidentified scratching noise.
After Ms. Walford finished the story, the cause of those strange scrabbling noises became clear, when she lifted the lid and a small, furry head topped by a pair of distinctive ears poked out.
Ms. Walford had brought two of her friends – a young rabbit name Fufu and her pet tortoise that goes by the moniker of Juju – to reenact that ages-old race.