小王子 回译练习 C4上 :2017-09-12

# Part I#


🤑🤠I also know another an important thing— the planet of his home that is not bigger than a house .

✏️ I had thus learned a second fact of great importance: this was that the planet the little prince came from was scarcely any larger than a house!

🤑🤠I was not surprised at this. I knew except these big well-known planet-the Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Venus,there are hundreds of other little planet,hardly observed by telescopes.When a astronomer found one of them,he would code it,for example the 325 planet

✏️ But that did not really surprise me much.

✏️ I knew very well that in addition to the great planets-- such as the Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Venus-- to which we have given names, there are also hundreds of others, some of which are so small that one has a hard time seeing them through the telescope.

✏️ When an astronomer discovers one of these he does not give it a name, but only a number. He might call it, for example, "Asteroid 325."


🤑🤠I had reasonable evidence show the little prince came from B16 planet. This little planet was saw  a time by Turkish astronomer with telescopes.

✏️ I have serious reason to believe that the planet from which the little prince came is the asteroid known as B-612.

✏️ This asteroid has only once been seen through the telescope. That was by a Turkish astronomer, in 1909.


🤑🤠 He had ever made a significant argument of his findings in a present session of international astronomer.Yet,owing to his dressing,nobody believed him at that time.The grown-up are like this

✏️  On making his discovery, the astronomer had presented it to the International Astronomical Congress, in a great demonstration.

✏️ But he was in Turkish costume, and so nobody would believe what he said.Grown-ups are like that...


🤑🤠 Luckily,an Turkish autocrat forced his people to have a European style dress for reputation of B612 planet,or else they would be committed to death.In 1920, this astronomer had made a argument again with quietly decent dressing. This time everyone had an agreement on his view.

✏️Fortunately, however, for the reputation of Asteroid B-612, a Turkish dictator made a law that his subjects, under pain of death, should change to European costume. So in 1920 the astronomer gave his demonstration all over again, dressed with impressive style and elegance. And this time everybody accepted his report.


🤑🤠 I gave you these details of B612 planet and told these code,on the ground that the grownup likes these numbers.They never ask "How about his voice?What game do you like?Does he collect butterflies"

✏️ If I have told you these details about the asteroid, and made a note of its number for you, it is on account of the grown-ups and their ways.

✏️ When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you, "What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?"


🤑🤠 However,they asked "how old are you?How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?"

✏️ Instead, they demand: "How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?"


🤑🤠  They think this was the way of knowing friends.

✏️ Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.

🤑🤠 If you told to grown-ups "I saw a beautiful house made of rosy brick,with geranium in the windows and dove on the roof...”They can't image the house at all. You must said "I saw a house of ten billion ." Then they cloud "how beautiful house it is "

✏️ If you were to say to the grown-ups: "I saw a beautiful house made of rosy brick, with geraniums in the windows and doves on the roof," they would not be able to get any idea of that house at all. You would have to say to them: "I saw a house that cost $20,000." Then they would exclaim: "Oh, what a pretty house that is!"


🤑🤠 If you argue that "the evidence of little prince existence is he was quietly handsome,looking for  a sheep with smile. This proved his existence ".

✏️ Just so, you might say to them:  "The proof that the little prince existed is that he was charming, that he laughed, and that he was looking for a sheep. If anybody wants a sheep, that is a proof that he exists."❗️️❗️

🤑🤠 The grown-ups must shrug their shoulders pegging you as a kid.But,if you said "the little prince came from B 612 planet."They would be convincing firmly,without strangling you with a mass of questions..

✏️ And what good would it do to tell them that? They would shrug their shoulders, and treat you like a child. But if you said to them: "The planet he came from is Asteroid B-612," then they would be convinced, and leave you in peace from their questions.


🤑🤠 Children should be kind to the grown-up people,don't complain them about this

✏️ They are like that. One must not hold it against them. Children should always show great forbearance toward grown-up people.


🤑🤠 Of course,for us who understand the life,we never care about those code numbers anymore.

✏️ But certainly, for us who understand life, figures are a matter of indifference.

🤑🤠 I would like to speak this story in the way of telling myth. I really want to say "once upon a time,there was a little prince,who lived on a planet as small as him.he want to have a friend "

✏️ I should have liked to begin this story in the fashion of the fairy-tales. I should have like to say: "Once upon a time there was a little prince who lived on a planet that was scarcely any bigger than himself, and who had need of a sheep..."


🤑🤠 For those who enjoying life,this would be more true.

✏️ To those who understand life, that would have given a much greater air of truth to my story.

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