داستان شاهزاده کوچولو به انگلیسی (part 1)

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Once when I was six years old I saw a magnificent picture in a book, called True Stories from Nature, about the primeval forest. It was a picture of a boa constrictor in the act of swallowing an animal. Here is a copy of the drawing.
 
Boa
In the book it said: “Boa constrictors swallow their prey whole, without chewing it. After that they are not able to move, and they sleep through the six months that they need for digestion.”
 
I pondered deeply, then, over the adventures of the jungle. And after some work with a colored pencil I succeeded in making my first drawing. My Drawing Number One. It looked something like this:
 
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I showed my masterpiece to the grown-ups, and asked them whether the drawing frightened them.
 
But they answered: “Frighten? Why should any one be frightened by a hat?”
 
My drawing was not a picture of a hat. It was a picture of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant. But since the grown-ups were not able to understand it, I made another drawing: I drew the inside of a boa constrictor, so that the grown-ups could see it clearly. They always need to have things explained. My Drawing Number Two looked like this:
 
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The grown-ups’ response, this time, was to advise me to lay aside my drawings of boa constrictors, whether from the inside or the outside, and devote myself instead to geography, history, arithmetic, and grammar. That is why, at the age of six, I gave up what might have been a magnificent career as a painter.
… (continued)
 
written and illustrated by
Antoine de Saint Exupéry
 
 
magnificent    با شکوه
 
primeval   بسیار کهن
 
forest   جنگل
 
swallow    بلعیدن
 
animal    حیوان
 
drawing    طراحی
 
prey   طعمه
 
chew    جویدن
 
move   حرکت کردن
 
digestion   هضم
 
ponder    اندیشه کردن
 
adventure    ماجرا
 
succeed    موفق شدن
 
masterpiece   شاهکار نقاشی
 
grown-ups    آدم بزرگها
 
frighten    ترساندن
 
hat   کلاه
 
elephant    فیل
 
inside    درون
 
explain    توضیح دادن
 
response   پاسخ
 
advice   نصیحت کردن
 
devote   اختصاص دادن
 
give up   رها کردن
 
painter    نقاش
 
داستان شاهزاده کوچولو به انگلیسی (part 1)
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