Lectura y Otras Aventuras


 By Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

"All grown-ups were kids but just few of them remember it"

Chapter three

Remember that in the previous chapter I was sad because the adults did not understand my drawings 1 and 2 of the Boa Constrictor, so I decided to stop being a painter because of that…


I chose another profession and I learned to fly airplanes. I flew throughout the world and I must say that Geography has helped me a lot. At first glance, I knew the difference between China, located in Asia, and Arizona, a state that belongs to the United States. Geography is very helpful, especially if you get lost in the night.

In this way, I met a lot of important people along my life. I have spent a lot of time with grown-ups. I have lived with them very closely, but that did not improve my opinion of them.

Whenever I met a person whom I thought would understand, I would show him my first drawing which I always kept with me. I was trying to find out if that person was really going to understand it. But he always answered: “It is a hat”. So I did not tell him anything about Boa constrictors, or virgin forests, or stars. I would change the conversation to what I knew he liked. I spoke about games for grown-ups such as bridge and golf, or I talked about politics and the ties he wears at work. And the grown-up was very glad to have met such a sensible man.

¡See you in the next chapter be careful and never stop dreaming!



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