I was pleased to read the Home Forum essay `` `The Thing That Is Not Seen','' Sept. 22, and to see that due recognition is given to ``The Little Prince'' in commemoration of 50 years of enchantment. I would like to differ with the author on a point, vital to understanding Antoine de Saint-Exupery and his small hero. Although Consuelo de Saint-Exupery was a difficult, short-tempered woman, she and her husband were devoted to each other. Saint-Exupery immortalized her as the proud, unique flower whom he loved and who loved him too. That love is precisely ``the thing that is not seen'' beyond words and empty gestures. Genevieve Bogert, Elsah, Ill.
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