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CHAPTER SUMMARY AND NOTES

CHAPTER 27

Summary

The narrator explains that the next morning he looked for the body of the Little Prince, but it was not to be found. As a result, he is convinced that the Prince succeeded in traveling back to his star. In remembrance of his little friend, the narrator has written the story of the Prince six years after he met him.

The narrator is bothered by the fact that he never drew a muzzle for the Little Prince and worries that the sheep may have eaten the Prince's special rose. He adds that only the children, not the adults, will understand why this is a matter of such importance.


The narrator ends the book by drawing the landscape where he thinks the Little Prince appeared and disappeared on Earth. He asks the readers to look at it carefully so that they can recognize it in case they someday travel to the African desert. He also asks the readers to inform him if they should ever meet the Little Prince.

Notes

The final chapter serves as an epilogue to the book. The narrator tells how he has searched for the body of the Little Prince the morning after his death, but could not find it. He decides that the Prince has miraculously returned to his star. He then thinks about the fact that he never drew a muzzle for the sheep and worries about whether the animals have eaten the Prince's special rose. When he thinks that the flower may have been destroyed, the stars seem to weep at the thought. He adds that only the children, not the adults, will understand why the survival of the rose is so important.

The narrator also explains that he has written the book in memory of the Little Prince, who has tamed him during their short acquaintance. Although it has been six years since he met the Prince, the narrator remembers him very well and is changed by his friendship with this little man from another star.

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