The 2008 World Champion started reading the story when he was 8 but stopped before he got to the end because Transformers was on .
“In it the hare – who is really fast – challenges the tortoise – who is slow and German, probably – to a race.”
“The hare wins in the end and thus the moral of the story is that hares are faster than tortoises, will always be faster than tortoises and anyone who thinks otherwise is a dick,” the 29 year old explained from under some new tattoos and a big hat.
The Englishman was informed later that he was mistaken, however: the tortoise in fact wins the race after the hare – believing himself to be too far ahead to be caught – decides to rest, falls asleep and is overtaken.
The hare spends the rest of the story whining and complaining, saying nothing is fair and he wouldn’t have been treated like that if he were a white rabbit like in Alice in Wonderland.
“Everyone still thinks the hare is way cooler than the tortoise though don’t they?”
“Don’t they?” Lewis asked.