Chapter 19

Thelittleprinceclimbedahighmountain. Theonlymountainshehadeverknownwerethethreevolcanoes,whichcameuptohisknee. Andheusedtheextinctvolcanoasafootstool. "Fromamountainashighasthisone,"hesaidtohimself,"I’llgetaviewofthewholeplanetandallthepeopleonit..." Buthesawnothingbutrockypeaksassharpasneedles.  

"Hello,"hesaid,justincase.  

"Hello..."hello..."hello..."theechoanswered.  

"Whoareyou? "askedthelittleprince.  

"Whoareyou...whoareyou...whoareyou..."theechoanswered.  

"Let’sbefriends. I’mlonely,"hesaid.  

"I’mlonely...I’mlonely...I’mlonely..."theechoanswered.  

"Whatapeculiarplanet! "hethought. "It’salldryandsharpandhard. Andpeopleherehavenoimagination. Theyrepeatwhateveryousaytothem. WhereIliveIhadaflower: Shealwaysspokefirst..." 

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