The Little Prince

Der Kleine Prinz

Le Petit Prince

The litel prynce


Middle English – Mittelenglisch – Moyen anglais

Englissh speche

Title: The litel prynce
Publisher: Edition Tintenfass
Place: Neckarsteinach, Germany
Year: 2008
Translator: Walter Sauer
ISBN No.: 978-3-937467-49-8

Remarks: This beautiful book can be found directly at Verlag Tintenfass in Ger­many. Thank you, Walter, for this wonderful translation!

O litel prynce! After som tyme I knewe thy sorowful litel lyf. Longe whyle thyn oonly game was the ioye to seen the goyng down of the sonne. I knewe this newe litel thyng on the fourth day in the mornynge, whan thow seydest to me: Me list biholde the sonne go down.

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