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ID
b129
Title
"The Race."
Genre
Story
Page Count
6
Word Count
1840
Publisher
Argosy
Publication Year
1939
Document Types
Comic Fiction
First-Person Narratives
Uncle Silas Stories
Topics
Sport

Uncle Silas, calling the bluff of an inveterate boaster, beats him in a five-mile race through trickery. Â In the closing line, Silas remarks to him: Â "I know you ain't a reading man. But some day you ought to read about a race between the tortoise and the hare." A television adaptation starring Albert Finney was aired in 2003. The story later appeared in a volume called The British Inn (1950) and, with the title "My Uncle the Tortoise," in Argosy (June 1943). In My Uncle Silas (1939).