The Little Prince - Chapter XXVI Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XXVI Summary

When the pilot returns to the well the following day, he sees the little prince perched upon a stone wall. He approaches and is surprised to hear one side of an apparent conversation. Poison is mentioned. It is not until the pilot gets close to the wall that he realizes the prince has been conversing with the snake. The snake slithers off and the prince and the pilot have their last meeting. It is bittersweet. The little prince tells the pilot it is time for them both to return home. He reminds the pilot of what is important. Then he tells the pilot not to watch him go, for is too far and his body is too heavy to go with him. He will leave it, like an old shell. But despite the prince's assurance that the pilot will always be...

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