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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Sheep-in-a-box is a metaphor for a child's imagination in the French novel The Little Prince. “That's just the kind I wanted” exclaims the Little Prince when he is confronted with a drawing of a box with three holes in it, which will allow the invisible sheep inside to breathe.

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