Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Prince to the Fox:

"What does tamed mean?"

"It's something that's been too often neglected.  It means, 'to create ties'..."

"'To create ties'?"

"That's right," the fox said.  "For me you're only a little boy just like a hundred thousand other little boys.  And I have no need of you.  And you have no need of me, either.  For you I'm only a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes.  But if you tame me, we'll need each other.  You'll be the only boy in the world for me.  I'll be the only fox in the world for you..."

"I'm beginning to understand," the little prince said.  "There's a flower . . . I think she's tamed me . . . "

"Possibly," the fox said.  "On Earth, one sees all kinds of things."

"Oh, this isn't on Earth," the little prince said.

The fox seemed quite intrigued.  "On another planet?"


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