Hi guys

Could someone please edit this short composition for me. Any suggestions are welcome.Thank you in advance.

Once a hare challenged a tortoise to a race. “Hey, Slowcoach, shall we have a race?" Although the tortoise was feeling hurt, it kept quiet. The hare continued, “Hey, are you a coward?” The tortoise finally agreed to the race although it knew it would lose.

They went to the starting point and the hare started the race by shouting, “One, two, three, go.” Off it ran and was soon far away from the tortoise. The hare, seeing that the tortoise was too slow for it, decided to take a nap.

The tortoise continued walking slowly but steadily even after it passed the hare. It was near the ending point when the hare woke up and decided to catch up with the tortoise. But it was too late!
Hi,

Once a hare challenged a tortoise to a race. “Hey, Slowcoach, shall we have a race?" Although the tortoise was hurt, it kept quiet. The hare continued, “Hey, are you a coward?” The tortoise finally agreed to the race although it knew it would lose.

They went to the starting point and the hare started the race by shouting, “One, two, three, go.” Off it ran and was soon far ahead. Soon it decided to take a nap, seeing that the tortoise was too slow for it.

The tortoise continued walking slowly but steadily, even after it passed the hare. It was near the finish line when the hare awoke and decided to catch up. But it was too late!

In AmE, we'd say something like “Hey, Slowpoke, do you want a race?" Not 'shall'.

In such fables, we often say 'he' or 'she' for the animals.

Best wishes, Clive
Thanks, Clive, for your constructive comments and the corrections.