In The Little Prince, what does the prince look like?

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The Little Prince is an "extraordinarily small person," who appears to the narrator a thousand miles from any other known human. The narrator has crashed in the desert, and doesn't know how the prince got there, but he doesn't seem to "be fainting from fatigue or hunger or thirst or fear. Nothing about him gave any suggestion of a child lost in the middle of the desert, a thousand miles from any human habitation."

The narrator draws a picture of him, admitting his art isn't up to snuff. The tiny prince has tousled, short red hair, wears a white suit with a broad blue belt, and wears knee-high blue boots. He wears a blue tie knotted broadly then tucked into his shirt, and a turquois overcoat, trimmed in red at the collar, cuffs, and hem, that goes to his ankles. He carries a rapier. His overcoat has two epaulets with gold stars extending from him. His face is expressionless.