داستان شاهزاده کوچولو به انگلیسی (part 3)

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So I lived my life alone, without anyone that I could really talk to, until I had an accident with my plane in the Desert of Sahara, six years ago. Something was broken in my engine. And as I had with me neither a mechanic nor any passengers, I set myself to attempt the difficult repairs all alone. It was a question of life or death for me: I had scarcely enough drinking water to last a week.

The first night, then, I went to sleep on the sand, a thousand miles from any human habitation. I was more isolated than a shipwrecked sailor on a raft in the middle of the ocean. Thus you can imagine my amazement, at sunrise, when I was awakened by an odd little voice. It said:

“If you please–draw me a sheep!”

“What!”

“Draw me a sheep!”

I jumped to my feet, completely thunderstruck. I blinked my eyes hard. I looked carefully all around me. And I saw a most extraordinary small person, who stood there examining me with great seriousness. Here you may see the best portrait that, later, I was able to make of him. But my drawing is certainly very much less charming than its model.

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That, however, is not my fault. The grown-ups discouraged me in my painter’s career when I was six years old, and I never learned to draw anything, except boas from the outside and boas from the inside.

Now I stared at this sudden apparition with my eyes fairly starting out of my head in astonishment. Remember, I had crashed in the desert a thousand miles from any inhabited region. And yet my little man seemed neither to be straying uncertainly among the sands, nor to be fainting from fatigue or hunger or thirst or fear. Nothing about him gave any suggestion of a child lost in the middle of the desert, a thousand miles from any human habitation. When at last I was able to speak, I said to him:

“But–what are you doing here?”

And in answer he repeated, very slowly, as if he were speaking of a matter of great consequence:

“If you please–draw me a sheep . . .”   … (continued)

written and illustrated by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

The Little Prince

have an accident  تصادف کردن

engine  موتور

passenger  رهگذر

attempt  تلاش کردن

drinking water  آب آشامیدنی

sand  شن

human habitation  محل سکونت انسان

raft  کلک ocean  اقیانوس

sunrise  طلوع خورشید

awaken  بیدار کردن

odd  عجیب و غریب

draw  طراحی کردن

sheep  گوسفند

thunderstruck  شوکه شده

blink  پلک زدن

extraordinary  شگفت آور

examine  بررسی کردن

seriousness  جدیت

charming  جذاب

discouraged  دلسرد

stare  خیره شدن

astonishment  حیرت

inhabited region  منطقه مسکونی

straying  سرگردانی

fatigue  خستگی

hunger  گرسنگی

thirst  تشنگی

fear  ترس

 

داستان شاهزاده کوچولو به انگلیسی (part 3)
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