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The Little Prince

The Little Prince

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince Chapter 9 Summary

  • The prince departs his planet with a pack of migrating birds.
  • But before he leaves, he tidies up his planet: he cleans out his two active volcanoes (which he uses to heat up his breakfast) and the one extinct volcano; then he pulls out baobab shoots.
  • However, the prince and the flower have the hardest time with parting.
  • She apologizes to him and seems different – less proud. She says she loves him, and that she has been silly not to show it.
  • They are both sad to separate, and don’t know when they’ll meet again. (Saying goodbye stinks!)

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