Oscar Wilde wrote these five stories about Europe and Africa. Each story asks a quesion. Why does the Happy Prince weep as he looks down at his city? What will it cost the little Nightingale to bring a red rose into flower for the lovesick student? What happens to the weather when the Selfish Giant shuts everyone out of his garden? Will little Hans be happy in the end that he has been a devoted friend to a Rocket who is so sensitive that he cries hot tears on the night of the firework display? The answers are not always as you think.