The Greatest Literature of All Time - Translations_ The Little Prince

The Greatest Literature of All Time - Translations_ The Little Prince

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8/7/09 4:15 PM The Greatest Literature of All Time - Translations: The Little Prince Page 1 of 2 http://www.editoreric.com/greatlit/translations/LittlePrince.html Examples A passage from The Little Prince by three translators Woods: 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 was from words dropped by chance that, little by little, everything was revealed to me. The first time he saw my airplane, for instance. ..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. Testot-Ferry: It took me a long time to find out where he came from. The little prince who asked me so many questions never seemed to hear mine. It was thanks to the odd word, here and there, that everything was revealed to me. For instance, when he saw my aeroplane for the first time. ..he asked me: "What is that object?" "It is not an object. It flies. It is an aeroplane. It is my aeroplane." And I was proud to be able to tell him that I could fly. He cried out then: "What! You dropped down
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