There is a statue in the town.
It is the Happy Prince.
His eyes are made of jewels.
Everybody likes him.
A Swallow flies over the city.
He is tired and sleepy.
He stays on the statue.
A big drop of water falls on him.
The Happy Prince is crying.
There is a sick boy in a bed.
His mother doesn’t have any money to buy food.
The Happy Prince tells the Swallow to take the big red gem from the Prince’s sword.
The Swallow takes the gem to the sick boy’s mother.
The Prince asks the Swallow to help him again.
There is a poor man in a town.
He is writing a play.
The man’s house is cold.
He has no food.
The Prince asks the Swallow to take out his eye.
It is an expensive gem.
The Swallow takes the gem to the poor man.
There is a little girl in the street.
She sells matches.
The matches are broken.
The Prince asks the Swallow to take out his other eye.
It is also an expensive gem.
The Swallow takes the gem to the poor girl.
The Happy Prince is blind now.
The Swallow stays with him.
Winter is coming.
It is very cold.
The Swallow dies because of the cold.
The Prince’s heart breaks into two.
The mayor tells the workers to pull down the statue.
It looks ugly.
The workers melt the statue.
The heart of the Happy Prince doesn’t melt.
The workers throw the heart and the dead bird away.
God asks an angel to bring him the two
most important things.
The angel brings the heart and the lifeless
bird to God.