Chapter 6

OLittlePrince!   

Gradually,thiswashowIcametounderstandyoursadlittlelife. Foralongtimeyouronlyentertainmentwasthepleasureofsunsets. Ilearnedthisnewdetailonthemorningofthefourthdaywhenyoutoldme:  

"Ireallylikesunsets.Let’sgolookatonenow..."  

"Butwehavetowait..."  

"Whatfor?"  

"Forthesuntoset."  

Atfirstyouseemedquitesurprised,andthenyoulaughedatyourself. Andyousaidtome,"IthinkI’mstillathome!"  

Indeed. Whenit’snoonintheUnitedStates,thesun,aseveryoneknows,issettingoverFrance. IfyoucouldflytoFranceinoneminute,youcouldwatchthesunset. UnfortunatelyFranceismuchtoofar. Butonyourtinyplanet,allyouhadtodowasmoveyourchairafewfeet. Andyouwouldwatchthetwilightwheneveryouwantedto...  

"OnedayIsawthesunsetforty-fourtimes!" Andalittlelateryouadded, "Youknow,whenyou’refeelingverysad,sunsetsarewonderful..."  

"Onthedayoftheforty-fourtimes,wereyoufeelingverysad?"  

Butthelittleprincedidn’tanswer. 

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