“Little Prince” of Saint Exupery in brief summary

At six years old the boy read about how a boa constrictor swallows his victim, and painted a snake that swallowed an elephant. It was a drawing of a boa constrictor outside, but adults claimed that it was a hat. Adults always need to explain everything, so the boy made another drawing – boa constrictor from the inside. Then the adults advised the boy to give up this nonsense – they said it was necessary to do more geography, history, arithmetic and spelling. So the boy abandoned the brilliant career of the artist. He had to choose another profession: he grew up and became a pilot, but he still showed his first drawing to those adults who seemed to him more intelligent and more intelligent than others – and everyone answered that it was a hat. With them it was impossible to speak heart to heart – about boas, jungles and stars. And the pilot lived alone until he met the little prince.

It happened in the Sahara. Something broke in the engine of the plane: the pilot had to fix it or die, because the water remained only for a week. At dawn the pilot was woken up by a thin voice – a tiny toddler with golden hair, unknown to anyone in the desert, asked him to draw a lamb. The amazed pilot did not dare to refuse, especially since his new friend was the only one who could see the first figure of a boa constrictor swallowing an elephant. Gradually it turned out that the Little Prince flew from a planet called “asteroid B-612” – of course, the number is only needed for boring adults who adore numbers.

The whole planet was the size of a house, and the Little Prince had to take care of it: every day to clean three volcanoes – two active ones and one extinct, as well as weed out sprouts of baobabs. The pilot did not immediately understand the danger posed by the baobabs, but then he guessed and, in order to warn all the children, he drew a planet where the idler lived, who had not been weeded out in time by three bunches. But the Little Prince always brought his planet in order. But his life was sad and lonely, so he was very fond of watching the sunset – especially when he was sad. He did this several times a day, simply moving the chair after the sun. Everything changed when a wonderful flower appeared on his planet. It was a beautiful woman with thorns – proud, touchy and simple-hearted. The little prince fell in love with her, but she seemed to him capricious, cruel and arrogant – he was too young at that time and did not understand how this flower lit his life. And so the Little Prince cleared his last volcanoes for the last time, tore out the sprouts of the baobabs, and then said goodbye to his flower, which at the moment of farewell confessed that he loved him.

He went wandering and visited six neighboring asteroids. On the first lived the king: he so wanted to have subjects, that he offered the Little Prince to become a minister, and the kid thought that adults are a very strange people. On the second planet lived an ambitious man, on the third – a drunkard, on the fourth – a business man, and on the fifth – a lantern. All the adults seemed extremely strange to the little prince, and only Lantern liked him: this man remained faithful to the arrangement to light in the evenings and to extinguish the lanterns in the mornings, although his planet was so diminished that day and night changed every minute. Do not be so little room here. The little prince would have stayed with the Lantern, because he really wanted to make friends with someone – besides, on this planet one could admire the sunset one thousand four hundred and forty times a day!

On the sixth planet lived a geographer. And since he was a geographer, he was supposed to question travelers about those countries where they came from to write their stories into books. The little prince wanted to tell about his flower, but the geographer explained that only mountains and oceans are written in books, because they are eternal and unchangeable, and the flowers do not live long. Only...

then did the Little Prince realize that his beauty would soon disappear, and he abandoned her alone, without protection and help! But the insult had not yet passed, and the Little Prince went on, but he thought only of his abandoned flower.

The seventh was Earth – a very difficult planet! Suffice it to say that it has one hundred and eleven kings, seven thousand geographers, nine hundred thousand dealers, seven and a half million drunkards, three hundred and eleven million ambitious – about two billion adults in all. But the Little Prince became friends only with a snake, a fox and a pilot. The snake promised to help him when he bitterly regretted his planet. And the Fox taught him to be friends. Everyone can tame and become a friend to someone, but one must always be responsible for those who have tamed. And the Fox said that only one heart is sharp-you will not see the most important thing with your eyes. Then the Little Prince decided to return to his rose, because he was responsible for her. He went to the desert – to the very place where he fell. So they met with the pilot. The pilot drew him a lamb in a box and even a muzzle for a lamb, although he had previously thought that he could draw only boas – outside and inside. The little prince was happy, and the pilot was sad – he realized that he was also tamed. Then the Little Prince found a yellow snake, whose bite kills in half a minute: she helped him, as promised. The snake can return everyone to where it came from-it returns the people to the earth, and returns the little prince to the stars. The flyer said that it would look like death only, so it’s not necessary to be sad – let the pilot remember him, looking at the night sky. And when the Little Prince laughs, the pilot will seem like all the stars are laughing, like five hundred million bells. and the pilot became sad – he realized that he had also been tamed. Then the Little Prince found a yellow snake, whose bite kills in half a minute: she helped him, as promised. The snake can return everyone to where it came from-it returns the people to the earth, and returns the little prince to the stars. The flyer said that it would look like death only, so it’s not necessary to be sad – let the pilot remember him, looking at the night sky. And when the Little Prince laughs, the pilot will seem like all the stars are laughing, like five hundred million bells. and the pilot became sad – he realized that he had also been tamed. Then the Little Prince found a yellow snake, whose bite kills in half a minute: she helped him, as promised. The snake can return everyone to where it came from-it returns the people to the earth, and returns the little prince to the stars. The flyer said that it would look like death only, so it’s not necessary to be sad – let the pilot remember him, looking at the night sky. And when the Little Prince laughs, the pilot will seem like all the stars are laughing, like five hundred million bells. that it only looks like death, so you do not need to be sad – let the pilot remember him, looking at the night sky. And when the Little Prince laughs, the pilot will seem like all the stars are laughing, like five hundred million bells. that it only looks like death, so you do not need to be sad – let the pilot remember him, looking at the night sky. And when the Little Prince laughs, the pilot will seem like all the stars are laughing, like five hundred million bells.

The pilot repaired his plane, and the comrades rejoiced at his return. Since then, six years have passed: he gradually became comforted and fell in love with looking at the stars. But he always gets excited: he forgot to draw a muzzle strap, and the lamb could eat a rose. Then it seems to him that all the bells are crying. After all, if roses are not already in the world, everything will become different, but no adult will ever understand how important it is.


“Little Prince” of Saint Exupery in brief summary