The Little Prince - Chapter XV Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XV Summary

When the little prince visits his sixth planet, he meets a geographer. The little prince asks the geographer what a geographer does and is treated to a thorough description. Expecting the geographer's expertise to have resulted in some exciting discoveries, the little prince asks him how many rivers and lakes and mountains are on his planet. But the geographer cannot tell him. It seems that while his credentials as a geographer are not in question, a lack of explorers makes it impossible for him to catalogue anything. A geographer, he explains to the little prince, cannot be bothered with exploring. That is too mundane a task for one as important as a geographer. So the little prince tells the geographer about life on his own planet and about his flower and his volcanoes. The geographer tells the prince that the flower...

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