Chinese Zodiac Story – Rabbit

Speaking from the rabbit like a Chinese zodiac sign, it comes with an interesting folk legend about Rabbit-Ox Race. Once upon a period, the rabbit and also the ox were neighbors and that they got together with one another alright. The ox was diligent and hardworking as the rabbit was smart and capable, so that they all lived a comfortable life.

Someday, the rabbit good at running showed off towards the ox : I am the long-distance running champion inside the animal world and nobody can defeat me ! The ox sought for advice about long-distance running modestly, however the rabbit shook its head proudly and said : the long-distance running champion depends upon the congenital quality and you also cannot learn it. Besides, the long-distance running requires a slim body ; but you‘re stout. I am afraid you can‘t run fast.


The ox was upset but it was eventually unwilling to submit. From then on, the ox began to practice long-distance running and it also finally gained the iron feet because of its perseverance. Once tailed up, it ran such as the wind and never felt exhausted for a couple of days.

In accordance using the rules, the animals coming first could be listed to the Chinese zodiac signs upon the day. The ox and also the rabbit promised to one another that They Might wake up and navigate to the Heavenly Palace together after hearing the very first cockcrow.

Subsequent day, the ox got up after hearing the very first cockcrow however the rabbit had already left. The rabbit ran for a long period and it also found there was no animal, so it fell asleep for a good length of time. The ox fell behind, however it never rested and arrived first in the Heavenly Palace because of its perseverance and iron feet once the rabbit was sleeping.

A burst of rapid footsteps awoke the rabbit ; it opened its eyes and located the tiger running over quickly. The rabbit was anxious and it also ran following the tiger. However, it still fell behind the tiger. Because the tricky rat hid beneath the ox horn, the rabbit only got your fourth position following the rat, the ox and also the tiger.


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