As his plane has broken down, the Pilot has to undertake an unexpected landing in the Sahara Desert. There he meets the Little Prince, who asks him to draw a lamb. The Prince tells a story about a beautiful flower that grows on his planet and worries that the lamb might eat it. The Pilot designs a muzzle and rope to keep the flower safe.
Speaking with the Rose, the Little Prince admires its beauty. He finds it hard to live with this capricious flower, but he is happy because he loves it. The Prince prepares for a journey. The rose lets him go and asks him to remember that he is always responsible for those he tames.
During his journey, the Little Prince meets the King who considers that his power is limitless, the Ambitious Person who despairs at the lack of patrons, the Drunkard who drinks in order to forget that he is ashamed to drink and the Fox who relates the cruelties of the world. Of all his new acquaintances he most likes the Lamplighter who thinks not only of his own self. The Prince would like to be friends with him, but on his tiny planet there is no room for two. Finally, in the African desert the hero meets the Snake who pities him. The Little Prince tells the Pilot who appears again that he will soon return home because today his star is in the same place that it fell one year ago.
Six years have passed, the Pilot has returned to the desert to meet his friends and all this time he has spoken to no-one of the Little Prince. For the Pilot, their friendship has been mysterious and incomprehensible, a friendship that creates peace. And although the Little Prince has returned to his star the hope remains of meeting him again...