On the prince's tiny home planet was nothing but a large tree and a volcano. To relieve his boredom, he would look out upon the sparkling sea of stars. It was during one of these stargazing sessions that he spotted a small seed drifting from beyond the expanse. It buried itself into the planet's ferile soil and grew into a beautiful rose. For some reason, the flower eased the pangs of loneliness and, before long, he had forgotten the very notion of ennui.
The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince), first published in 1943, is a novella and the most famous work of the French aristocrat, writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The Little Prince is also a main character who fell to Earth from a tiny asteroid and met the pilot; he is described as having golden hair, a scarf, and a lovable laugh. Although the prince fell in love with the mysterious rose that suddenly began growing on the asteroid's surface some time ago, he also began to feel that she was taking advantage of him, and he resolved to leave the planet to explore the rest of the universe. Although the rose finally apologized for her vanity, and the two reconciled, she encouraged him to go ahead with his journey and so he traveled onward. On one of his journeys he met a fox, the prince then took time to tame the fox, though the two ultimately parted ways, teary-eyed.