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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