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Saint-Exupery, Antoine de - Le Petit Prince



Type of Spiritual Experience


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The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

‘I wonder’ he said ‘whether the stars are set alight in heaven so that one day each one of us may find his own again… Look at my planet.  It is right there above us.  How far away it is!’

‘It is beautiful’ the snake said ‘what has brought you here?’

‘I have been having some trouble with a flower’ said the little prince

‘Ah’ said the snake.

And they were both silent………

The prince gazed at him for a long time

‘You are a funny animal’ he said at last ‘you are no thicker than a finger’

‘But I am more powerful than the finger of a king ‘ said the snake

The little prince smiled.

‘You are not very powerful.  You haven’t even any feet.  You cannot even travel…’

‘I can carry you farther than any ship could take you’ said the snake

He twined himself round the little prince’s ankle, like a golden bracelet.

‘Whomever I touch, I send back to the earth from whence they came’ the snake spoke again ‘But you are innocent and true, and you come from a star’

The little prince made no reply.

The source of the experience

Saint-Exupery, Antoine de

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