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\"The Little Prince\", by Antoine De Saint-Exupery, Chapter 21

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In this demo, I will be reading chapter 21 from Antoine De Saint-Exupery's beautiful book, \"The Little Prince\"

Vocal Characteristics

Language

English (North American)

Voice Age

Young Adult (18-35)

Accents

US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes)

Transcript

Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
the little Prince by antoine descent. Exupery Chapter 21. It was then that the fox appeared. Good morning, said the fox. Good morning. The little prince answered politely, though when he turned around he saw nothing. I'm here, The Voice said, under the apple tree. Who are you, the little princess asked. You're very pretty. I'm a fox, the fox said, Come and play with me. The little prince proposed. I'm feeling so sad. I can't play with you, said the fox. I'm not tamed. Ah, excuse me, the little prince said. But on reflection, he added, what does tamed mean? You're not from around here? The fox said. What are you looking for? I'm looking for, people, said the little prince. What does tamed mean? People said the fox have guns and they hunt, it's quite troublesome. And they also raise chickens. That's the only interesting thing about them. Are you looking for chickens? No, said the little prince, I'm looking for friends. What does tamed mean? It's something that's been too often neglected. It means to create ties to create ties. That's right, the fox said, For me, you're only a little boy out of 100,000 other little boys, and I have no need of you and you have no need of me either for you. I'm only a fox, like 100,000 other foxes, but if you tame me, we'll need each other. You'll be the only boy in the world for me. I'll be the only fox in the world for you. I'm beginning to understand. The little prince said, There's a flower. I think she's tamed me, possibly, The Fox said, on earth one sees all kinds of things. Oh, this isn't on earth, the little Prince said. The fox seemed quite intrigued on another planet. Yes. Are there hunters on that planet? No. Now that's interesting. And chickens? No, nothing's perfect side, the fox, But he returned to his idea. My life is monotonous. I hunt chickens, people hunt me. All the chickens are just alike. All the men are just alike, so I'm rather bored. But if you tame me, my life will be filled with sunshine. I'll know the sound of footsteps that are different than all the rest. Other foot steps. Send me back underground. Yours will call me out of my burrow like music. And then look, you see the wheat fields over there. I don't eat bread for me. Weed is of no use whatsoever. Wheat fields say nothing to me, which is sad. But you have hair the color of gold, so it will be wonderful once you've tamed me the wheat, which is golden, will remind me of you, and I'll love the sound of the wind in the wheat. The fox fell silent and stared at the little prince for a long while. Please tame me, he said. I'd like to the little Prince replied. But I haven't much time. I have friends defined, and so many things to learn. The only things you'll learn are things you need to tame, said the fox, people haven't time to learn anything. They buy things ready made in stores. But since there are no stores where you can buy friends, people no longer have friends. If you want a friend tame me, what do I have to do? Ask the little prince. You have to be very patient, the fox answered first. You'll sit down a little ways away from me, over there in the grass. I'll watch you out of the corner of my eye, and you won't say anything. Language is the source of misunderstandings, but day by day you'll be able to sit a little closer. The next day the little prince returned. It would be better if you returned at the same time, the fox said. For instance, if you come at four in the afternoon, I'll become happy at three. And as it gets closer to four, the happier I'll feel. By four, I'll be all excited and worried. I'll discover what it costs to be happy. But if you come at any old time, I'll never know when I should prepare my heart. There must be rights. What is a right? Asked the little prince. That's another thing that's been too often neglected, said the fox. It's the fact that one day is different from other days. One hour is different from other hours. My hunters, for example, have a right. They dance with the village girls on Thursdays, so thursday's a wonderful day. I can take a stroll all the way to the vineyards. If the hunters danced whenever they chose, the days would be all alike. I'd have no holiday at all. That was how the little prince tamed the fox. And when the time to leave was near the fox said, I shall weep. It's your own fault, said the little prince. I never wanted to do you any harm. But you insisted that I tamed you. Yes, of course, the fox said. But you're going to weep, said the little prince. Yes, of course, the fox said. Then you get nothing out of it. I get something, said the fox because of the color of the wheat. Then he added, go back to the roses again, and you'll understand that yours is the only rose in the world. Then come back to say goodbye, and I'll make you the gift of a secret. The little prince went to look at the roses again. You're not at all like my rose. You're nothing at all yet, He told them no one has tamed you, and you haven't tamed anyone. You're the way my fox was. He was just a fox, like 100,000 others. But I've made him my friend. And now he's the only fox in the whole world, and the roses were humbled. You're lovely, but you're empty. He went on. One couldn't die for you. Of course, an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose all on her own is more important than all of you together, since she's the one I've watered since. She's the one I put under the glass, since she's the one I sheltered behind the screen. Since she's the one for whom I killed the caterpillars. Except the two or three for butterflies. Since she was the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even when she said nothing at all. Since she's my rose. And he went back to the Fox. Goodbye! He said Goodbye, said the fox, Here's my secret. It's quite simple. one sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. The little Prince repeated, in order to remember. It's the time you spent on your Rose that makes your Rose so important. It's the time I spent on my rose. The little Prince repeated, In order to remember. People have forgotten this truth, the Fox said. But you mustn't forget it. You become responsible forever for what you've tamed. You're responsible for your Rose. I'm responsible for my Rose! The little Prince repeated, in order to remember