The Hare and the Tortoise

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Demo of reading the classic short The Hare and the Tortoise. Reading shows examples of characterizations as well as vocal range.

Vocal Characteristics




North American (General)


Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
a hair was making fun of the tortoise one day for being so slow. Do you ever get anywhere? He asked, with a mocking laugh. Yes, replied the tortoise, and I'll get there sooner than you think I'll run you a race and prove it. The hair was much amused at the idea of running a race with the tortoise, but for the fun of the thing, he agreed. So the fox, who had consented to act as a judge, marked the distance and started the runners off the hair was soon far out of sight, and to make the tortoise feel very deeply, how ridiculous it was for him to try a race with a hare. He lay down beside the course to take a nap until the tortoise should catch up. The tortoise, meanwhile kept going slowly but steadily, and after a time past the place where the hair was sleeping. But the hair slept on very peacefully, and at the last he did wake up. The tortoise was near the goal. The hair now ran his swiftest, but he could not overtake the tortoise in time. The race is not always to the swift