The prince and the swallow

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the prince and the swallow

Quote by Oscar Wilde: “Dear little Swallow,’ said the Prince, ‘you tel...”

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The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde first In a town where there are a lot of poor people who suffer, a swallow who was left behind after his flock flew off to Egypt for the winter, meets the.

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In the story , Swallow is on his way to Egypt before he stops to spend the night at the City, and that is where he meets the happy prince. The prince begs the swallow to stay with him for one night and act as his messenger. After giving away the two sapphires of his eyes, the happy prince became blind. Hope this helps. John Adney. Because the swalow hada kind heart.

The eyes of the Happy Prince were filled with tears, and tears were running down his golden cheeks. His face was so beautiful in the moonlight that the little Swallow was filled with pity. Unlock explanations and citation info for this and every other The Happy Prince quote. He passed over the river, and saw the lanterns hanging to the masts of the ships. He passed over the Ghetto, and saw the old Jews bargaining with each other, and weighing out money in copper scales. At last he came to the poor house and looked in. The boy was tossing feverishly on his bed, and the mother had fallen asleep, she was so tired.

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High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt. He was very much admired indeed. One night there flew over the city a little Swallow. His friends had gone away to Egypt six weeks before, but he had stayed behind, for he was in love with the most beautiful Reed. He had met her early in the spring as he was flying down the river after a big yellow moth, and had been so attracted by her slender waist that he had stopped to talk to her.


  1. Nasslunaha1995 says:

    'Swallow, Swallow, little Swallow,' said the Prince,'will you not stay with me for one night, and be my messenger? The boy is so thirsty, and the mother so sad.

  2. Ezechiele C. says:

    So, what are the differences between love and attachment?

  3. Katie S. says:

    Many years ago, I came across a very touching story by Oscar Wilde.

  4. Inresaboos says:

    With this story about the role of attachment in the couple we see how it causes us suffering when we try to control and dominate the other.

  5. Merlin B. says:

    The swallow returns

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