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Mar 20, 2020

Tortoise trundled to the front of the assembly, bowed before the king and queen, and spoke.


Gasps and whispers passed through the assembly of animals. Suddenly, Cheetah appeared before them all. She bowed before the king and queen.

 “That cannot be,” Cheetah said. “For Lightning is my mother.”


Tortoise and Cheetah both claim to be the only child of Lightning.  To prove who is the true child, they engage in a contest of quickness.

Hear the story in this episode.


Genre: Fable



Story: “Tortoise, Cheetah, and Lightning” Copyright © 2016 by Nila L. Patel


Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions


Music by Lee Rosevere
“Under Suspicion”
“It’s A Mystery”
“Heat Haze”

Music by TRG Banks
“The silver bus”
“Packed lunch”
“Horse ride 4”


Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License


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