Chanyi's English


========== The Little Prince : Chapter 23 ==========

 "Good morning," said the little prince.

 "Good morning," said the merchant.

 This was a merchant who sold pills that had been invented to quench thirst.

 You need only swallow one pill a week, and you would feel no need of anything to drink.

 "Why are you selling those?" asked the little prince.

 "Because they save a tremendous amount of time," said the merchant.

 "Computations have been made by experts. With these pills, you save fifty-three minutes in every week."

 "And what do I do with those fifty-three minutes?"

 "Anything you like..."

 "As for me," said the little prince to himself,

 "if I had fifty-three minutes to spend as I liked, I should walk at my leisure toward a spring of fresh water."