The Animals And The Race

The animals and the race.

A race was held on a dry patch of desert, and many animals arrived as entrants. The swift desert fox, the cunning lizard, the miraculous hawk, were favorites for the win. But even the beetle and the tortoise did not count themselves out. The race was run and this time the cunning lizard took first prize, the hawk second, and the desert fox third.

All the animals in attendance celebrated the skill of the three champions, who remarked among themselves "What fun! We must hold another race! Let us choose a new patch of desert yonder."

The salmon, who had been watching all from the river, remarked "but you'll never choose for your next track the rushing waters of my home. I don't think I'll even attend the next event."