"Why are you drinking?"demanded the little prince.
"So that I may forget," replied the tippler.
"Forget what?" inquired the little prince, who already was sorry for him.,
"Forget that I am ashamed," the tippler confessed, hanging his head.
"Ashamed of what?" insisted the little prince, who wanted to help him.
"Ashamed of drinking!" The tippler brought his speech to an end, and shut himself up in an impregnable silence.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery,
The Little Prince,
from 'Under the Influence', Milam & Ketcham (1981,1983)
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