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Next up: mountain climbing! The prince comes across a mountain, which he is impressed by because his volcanoes only reached his knees. He hikes up the mountain, hoping to get a better look at his new surroundings, but the desert he’s in is so enormous that he doesn’t learn very much. (Too bad, right?)
Instead, he ends up trying to speak to an echo of his own voice. He concludes that the people on Earth have no imagination and repeat whatever they hear.
He misses home, and his flower, who was always the first to speak.