The Little Prince - Chapter VII Summary & Analysis

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Chapter VII Summary

The pilot is focused on fixing his plane. Meanwhile, the little prince is deep in contemplation. When he decides to discuss his thoughts with the pilot, he asks if sheep eat flowers. The pilot answers, absent-mindedly. The little prince persists in asking a series of questions aimed at determining whether or not a flower's thorns might protect it. Eventually, out of frustration, the pilot answers glibly and tells the little prince he cannot talk about flowers and thorns and sheep when he's trying to do something of consequence. This gravely wounds, then angers, the little prince. He informs the pilot that loving a flower and protecting that flower are the most important things in the world and if anybody thinks it is of no consequence if the flower is eaten or not, then they are heartless and unfeeling. The prince sobs...

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