1704 2018-11-09 爱秀英语口语
It took me a long time to learn where he came from.
The little prince, who asked me so many questions, never seemed to hear the ones I asked him.
It wasfrom words dropped by chance that, little by little, everything was revealed to me.
The first time he saw my airplane, for instance (I shall not draw my airplane; that would be much too complicated for me), he asked me: "What is that object?"
That is not an object. It flies.
It is an airplane. It is my airplane.
And I was proud to have him learn that I could fly.
He cried out, then:"What! You dropped down from the sky?"
"Yes," I answered, modestly.
Oh! That is funny!
And the little prince broke into a lovely peal of laughter, which irritated me very much.
I like my misfortunes to be taken seriously.
Then he added: "So you, too, come from the sky! Which is your planet?"
At that moment I caught a gleam of light in the impenetrable mystery of his presence;
and I demanded, abruptly: "Do you come from another planet?"
But he did not reply.
He tossed his head gently, without taking his eyes from my plane:
It is true that on that you can’t have come from very far away