Chapter 11

Thesecondplanetwasinhabitedbyaveryvainman. 

"Ah!Avisitfromanadmirer!" heexclaimedwhenhecaughtsightofthelittleprince,stillatsomedistance. Tovainmen,otherpeopleareadmirers. 

"Hello,"saidthelittleprince. "That’safunnyhatyou’rewearing." 

"It’sforansweringacclamations,"theveryvainmanreplied. "Unfortunately,nooneevercomesthisway." 

"Isthatso?"saidthelittleprince, whodidnotunderstandwhatthevainmanwastalkingabout. 

"Clapyourhands,"directedtheman. 

Thelittleprinceclappedhishands, andthevainmantippedhishatinmodestacknowledgment. 

"Thisismoreentertainingthanthevisittotheking,"thelittleprincesaidtohimself. Andhecontinuedclapping. Theveryvainmancontinuedtippinghishatinacknowledgment. 

Afterfiveminutesofthisexercise,thelittleprincetiredofthegame’smonotony. "Andwhatwouldmakethehatfalloff?"heasked. 

Butthevainmandidnothearhim. Vainmenneverhearanythingbutpraise. 

"Doyoureallyadmiremeagreatdeal?" heaskedthelittleprince. 

"Whatdoesthatmean-admire?" 

"ToadmiremeanstoacknowledgethatIamthehandsomest, thebest-dressed,therichest,andthemostintelligentmanontheplanet." 

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