Write in order the types of drawings the pilot draws for the prince in Chapter 2 of The Little Prince, and explain why each one was not satisfactory.

In Chapter 2 of The Little Prince, the prince asks the pilot to draw him a sheep. The first drawing wasn't a sheep at all, but an elephant inside a boa constrictor. In the second drawing, the sheep looks too sickly. The third drawing looks like a ram, not a sheep. In the fourth, the sheep looks too old. When the prince saw the fifth drawing, however, he exclaimed, "That is exactly the way I wanted it!"

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In Chapter II of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic novella, The Little Prince, the narrator—a pilot—recounts that he crashed his plane in the Sahara Desert, "a thousand miles from any human habitation."

That night, the pilot goes to sleep on the sand, and he's awakened at sunrise the next morning by the sound of "an odd little voice."

"If you please—draw me a sheep!"

The pilot is astonished to see the little man standing in the middle of the desert. Once he recovers from the initial shock of seeing him, the pilot tries to engage the little man in conversation to no avail. The little man simply repeats his request that the pilot draw him a sheep.

The pilot had never drawn a sheep before, so he draws something that he learned to draw when he was six years old. The little man isn't at all interested in a drawing of an elephant inside a boa constrictor, however, and again requests that the pilot draw a sheep.

The pilot's second drawing resembles a sheep, but the little man thinks that it looks "very sickly," and requests another drawing.

The little man rejects the pilot's third drawing entirely.

You see yourself," he said, "that this is not a sheep. This is a ram. It has horns."

The pilot tries again, but his fourth drawing is also rejected.

"This one is too old. I want a sheep that will live a long time."

Exasperated by the little man's repeated rejection of his drawings, and eager to return to repairing his plane, the pilot makes one more drawing. It's a box with three small holes in the side.

The pilot tells the little man, "This is only his box. The sheep you asked for is inside."

The little man looks at the drawing for a moment, then his face lights up.

"That is exactly the way I wanted it!"

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