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Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

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 The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank BaumThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.netTitle: The Wonderful Wizard of OzAuthor: L. Frank BaumRelease Date: July 1, 2008 [EBook #55]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ISO-8859-1*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE WONDERFULWIZARD OF OZ ***
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by
L. Frank Baum
 
 
Contents
Introduction 1.The Cyclone 
 
2.The Council with the Munchkins 3.How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow 
 
4.The Road Through the Forest 
 
5.The Rescue of the Tin Woodman 6.The Cowardly Lion 
 
7.The Journey to the Great Oz 
 
8.The Deadly Poppy Field 
 
9.The Queen of the Field Mice 
 
10.The Guardian of the Gates 11.The Emerald City of Oz 
 
12.The Search for the Wicked Witch 13.The Rescue 14.The Winged Monkeys 
 
15.The Discovery of Oz, the Terrible 
 
16.The Magic Art of the Great Humbug 
 
17.How the Balloon Was Launched 18.Away to the South 
 
19.Attacked by the Fighting Trees 
 
20.The Dainty China Country 
 
21.The Lion Becomes the King of Beasts 
 
22.The Country of the Quadlings 
 
23.Glinda The Good Witch Grants Dorothy's Wish 
 
24.Home Again 
 
Introduction
Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through theages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for storiesfantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal. The winged fairies of Grimm andAndersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other humancreations.
 
Yet the old time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as"historical" in the children's library; for the time has come for a series of newer"wonder tales" in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated,together with all the horrible and blood-curdling incidents devised by their authors topoint a fearsome moral to each tale. Modern education includes morality; thereforethe modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenseswith all disagreeable incident.Having this thought in mind, the story of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" waswritten solely to please children of today. It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale,in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares areleft out.L. Frank BaumChicago, April, 1900.
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
1. The Cyclone
Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, whowas a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer's wife. Their house was small, for thelumber to build it had to be carried by wagon many miles. There were four walls, afloor and a roof, which made one room; and this room contained a rusty lookingcookstove, a cupboard for the dishes, a table, three or four chairs, and the beds. UncleHenry and Aunt Em had a big bed in one corner, and Dorothy a little bed in anothercorner. There was no garret at all, and no cellar--except a small hole dug in theground, called a cyclone cellar, where the family could go in case one of those greatwhirlwinds arose, mighty enough to crush any building in its path. It was reached by atrap door in the middle of the floor, from which a ladder led down into the small, dark hole.When Dorothy stood in the doorway and looked around, she could see nothingbut the great gray prairie on every side. Not a tree nor a house broke the broad sweep

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