Although The Happy Prince is a fairy tale and has the word “happy” in its title, the ending of it is heartbreaking. The swallow (燕子) dies because of the cold. The statue (塑像) of the Happy Prince has no jewels (珠宝) left and is melted (熔化) by people. Yet it’s still moving. The heart of the prince and the swallow are thought to be more precious (珍贵的) than anything else in the city. Read the excerpt below to find out why that is.