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 apaiser la soif
quitar la sed
. 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 je marcherais tout doucement
caminaría lentamente, suavemente
toward a
spring fontaine, source
manantial, fuente
of fresh water."

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