What does the swallow see when it flies over the city?
When the swallow flies over the city, it sees the stark contrast of plenty and poverty. The beggars sitting at the gates of the rich men's houses. It flies into the dark lanes and sees the white faces of starving children. Under the archway of a bridge, it sees two little boys lying in each other's arms trying to keep themselves warm in the rain. It sees rich men celebrating happiness oblivious to the plight of the poor down the lane. The swallow goes back and tells the Prince about all it observes.