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. my promise in FRANK BAUM." by the way prefer and she that a a when thousand sand the little girls had written me a thou- little letters Scarecrow and in asking for another story of the Tin Woodman. little Dorothy and waved her magic wand. but the letters continued to come during succeeding months. At and I considered these little letters. Chicago. made a long journey to see me who and is her request. in the light of pretty compliments. Finally I promised one little girl. Either disguise. tais . have kept L. since and many more And book JIQW. or the success of the stage " " production of The Wizard of Oz made new nation friends for the story. 1904. of their pleasure in reading the story and asking me to "write something more" about the Scarecrow and the first Tin Woodman."B 55% Author's Note the publication of ''The Wontelling A'TER receive me derful Wizard of letters Oz" I began to from children. June. I would write was a fairy the book. although pleading guilty to a I long delay. frank earnest though they were. letters For the desti- thousand reached their long followed them. "Dorothy. and even years. .
E. Woggle-Bug.LIST OF CHAPTERS PAGE Tip Manufactures a Pumpkinhead The Marvelous Powder of Life 7 15 The Flight of the Fugitives 29 Tip Makes an Experiment in Magic The Awakening of the Saw-Horse Jack Pumpkinhead's Ride 39 47 59 7 1 His Majesty. the Scarecrow General Jinjur's Army of Revolt 83 The Scarecrow Plans an Escape to the 97 The Journey Tin Woodman 109 121 A A SCARECROW Nickel-Plated Emperor Mr. M. H. Highly Magnified History Old Mombi Indulges in Witchcraft Prisoners of the 135 H7 J \ 59 The The Queen 169 to Scarecrow Takes Time Think 181 191 The Dr Astonishing Flight of the Gump Pills In the Jackdaws' Nest - 201 Nikidik's Famous Wishing 219 The Scarecrow Appeals to Glinda The Tin Woodman Plucks a Rose The Transformation of Old Mombi Princess Ozma of Oz The Riches of Content . T.
was none of the best. for he had been brought when quite young to be reared by the old woman known as Mombi. which at the North of the Land of Oz. for old There was more name than that. because the Good Witch who ruled that part of the Land of Oz 7 Mombi . lived a youth called Tip.ip Manufactures a. I am sorry to say. name was Tippetarius but no one was expected to say such a long word when "Tip" would do just as well. whose reputation. and therefore hesitated 4 to associate with her. This boy remembered nothing of his parents. is Pumpkinkead to his In the Country of the Gillikins. For the Gillikin people had reason to suspect her of indulging in magical arts. was not exactly a Witch. Mombi often declared that his whole .
He also worked in the corn-fields. and the tall stalks hid him from Mombi's view. But you must not suppose he worked all the time. Then he would hastily gather his armful of wood and carry it home. hoeing and husking. realized lawful to be more than a was unSorceress. Tip would often dig in the if the mood seized him gopher holes. that the old woman might boil her pot. And whef he was supposed to be working in the corn-fields. or sent to the forest 1 8 . and he fed the pigs and milked the four-horned cow that was Mombi's especial pride. So Tip's guardian. Tip was made to carry wood from the forest.had forbidden any other Witch to exist in her dominions. or at most a it Wizardess. however much she might aspire to working magic. for he felt that would be bad for him. When Tip often climbed trees for birds' eggs or amused himself chasing the fleet white rabbits or fishing in the brooks with bent pins.
and began orange-red color : With the point of carving it. a three-cornered nose. So. selected a fine. and these had been planted and carefully tended that the four-horned cow might eat of them in the winter time. he grew as strong and rugged as a boy lie upon his may be.Tip Manufactures a Pumpkinhead back between the rows of corn and take a nap. But Tip frankly hated her. after the corn had all been cut and stacked. Mombi's curious magic often frightened her neighbors. and took no pains to hide his feelings. There were pumpkins in Mombi's corn-fields. lying golden red among the rows of green stalks. But one day. Indeed. yet respectfully. he sometimes showed less respect for the old woman than he should have done. because of her weird powers. 9 and . and they treated her shyly. he took a notion to make a "Jack Lantern" and try to give the old woman So he a fright with it. by taking care not to exhaust his strength. considering she was his guardian. big pumpkin one with a lustrous. his knife he made two round eyes. and Tip was carrying the pumpkins to the stable.
Tip Manufactures a Pumpkinhead 11 mouth shaped like a new moon. For the body he stripped a sheet of thick 10 . and selected some stout. could not have been considered strictly beautiful. but he conceived an idea of quite as effective. and feet of his man. his He that promised to be decided to manufacture the own form of a man. but it wore a smile so big and broad. that even Tip laughed fs work. The face. which he cut down and trimmed of all their twigs and leaves." and candle to render the face more startling. when completed. and legs. and it was a journey of at least two days. "she'll squeal louder than the brown pig does when I pull her tail. with a laugh. she said So he took his axe to the forest. so he did not know that boys often dig out the inside of a "pumpkinhe looked admiringly at his in the space thus made put a lighted jack. He had for Mombi plenty of time to accomplish had gone to a village to buy groceries." said Tip to himself. and was so jolly in expression. and to stand it in a place where old Mombi would meet it face to face. and shiver with fright worse than I did last year when I had the ague!' this task. From these he would make the arms. straight saplings. who would wear this pumpkin head. "And then. The child had no playmates.
TIP STOOD THE FIGURE UP AND ADMIRED IT. .
During the evening. by means of which he might fasten the pumpkinhead to the body. Tip saw he had forgotten to give the dummy a neck. he carefully jointed the limbs and fastened them to the body with pegs bark from around a big tree. but that was a good point in a small boy's eyes. and Tip remembered he must milk the cow and feed the pigs. when he looked at his work again. and Tip did not object at all to the size of his creation. Then. Tip carefully rounded all the edges of the joints and smoothed the rough places in a neat Then he stood the and workmanlike manner. whistling happily as he worked. seemed remarkably tall. pinning the edges together with wooden pegs. which was not far away.Tip Manufactures a Pumpkinhead and with much labor fashioned it into a cylinder of about the right size. So he picked up his wooden man and carried it back to the house with him. whittled into shape with his knife. It figure up against the wall and admired it. by the light of the fire in the kitchen. and chopped from a tree several pieces of wood with which to complete his work. When he returned he fastened a cross-piece 11 . By the time this feat had been accomplished it began to grow dark. even for a full-grown man. Next morning. So he went again to the forest.
"is really a very fine man. The bit of wood which formed this neck was also sharpened at the upper end. screeches out of old Mombi! But it would be much were properly dressed. and found that it fitted very well. and Tip danced up and down and laughed aloud ecstacy. and at the very bottom he discovered some purple trousers. in dressing the creature in a jaunty fashion. and when all was ready Tip put on the pumpkin head. as he pleased. and it ought to frighten several "Now." To find clothing seemed no easy task. that. and the hinges of the arms and legs allowed him to place the dummy in any position he desired. but Tip boldly ransacked the great chest in which Mombi kept all her keepsakes and treasures. a red shirt and a pink vest which was dotted with white These he carried away to his man and sucspots. making through the center to hold upright the neck.Tip Manufactures to the a Pumpkinhead a hole upper end of the body. although the garments did not fit very lifelike if it more well. Some knit stockings belonging to Mombi and a much worn pair of his own man's apparel. pressing it well down onto the neck. ceeded. 12 shoes completed rhe was so delighted that he in boyish . proudly." declared Tip. The head could be turned to one side or the other.
Tip Manufactures a Pumpkinhead "I must give him a name!' he cried. I believe." he added. after a moment's thought. "I will name the fellow 'Jack Pumpkinhead!' 13 . "So good a man as this must surely have a name.
So he started to carry his man there. the boy managed to induce Jack to walk to the bend in the road. and then those of the other.Tke riarveious Powder of Life After considering the matter carefully. It was not accomplished without a few tumbles. After dragging the creature a short distance Tip stood him on his feet. Tip decided that the best place to locate Jack would be at the bend in the road. a little way from the house. but found him heavy and rather awkward to handle. and by first bending the joints of one leg. and Tip really worked harder than he ever had in the fields or 15 . at the same time pushing from behind.
and himself. 16 . enough awares. She had met a crooked wizard who resided in a lonely cave in the mountains. and works fine!' he said to But just then he discovered the man's left arm had fallen off in the journey. pin for the shoulder-joint. he repaired the injury so successfully that the arm was stronger than before. it As However. at last. by whittling a new and stouter it.The Marvelous Powder forest. the man was set up it facing the turn in the path where old Mombi was to appear. to startle and unnatural anyone that came on him un- was yet too early in the day to expect the old woman to return home. of Life but a love of mischief urged him on. and had traded Havseveral important secrets of magic with him. Tip went down into the valley below the farm-house and began to gather nuts from the trees that grew there. panting with the unusual exertion. he looked natural enough to be a fair imitation of a Gillikin farmer. Tip also noticed that Jack's pumpkin head had twisted around until easily remedied. "Jack's all right. so he went back to find afterward. but this was When. and it pleased him to test the cleverness of his workmanship. faced his back. old Mombi returned earlier than usual.
giving a sort of grunt. sir.The Marvelous Powder ing in derful this of Life recipes. So intent was gained that Mombi on the treasures she had when she turned the bend in the road and caught a glimpse of the man." moment after. way secured three new four magical powders and a selection of herbs of won- power and potency. noting that the person did not move or reply. or whether he has fooled me I fairly traded as wickedly fooled him. but a sudden thought made her pause. "And then as whether that crooked wizard has secrets. a evening. she cast a shrewd glance into his face and discovered his elabopumpkin head rately carved by Tip's jack-knife. "that rascally boy has been playing tricks again! Very good! ve rjgoodl I'll beat him black- "Heh!' and-blue for trying to scare me in this fashion Angrily she raised her stick to smash in the grinning pumpkin head of the dummy. powder!' here is a good chance to try I my new can tell said she. she merely nodded and said: "Good But. the uplifted stick left ' ! motionless in the air. she hobbled home order to test her as fast as she could. ejaculated Mombi." 17 . in new sorceries. eagerly. "Why.
" Tip was much surprised when he overheard this arm and speech. She did this in the same way one would pepper a baked potato. After some search the While Mombi woman drew from her basket an old pepper-box. was thus occupied Tip strolled back. Then he saw old Mombi raise her sprinkle the powder from the box over the pumpkin head of his man Jack. joyfully. upon the faded label of which the wizard had written with a lead-pencil " Powder of Life. where he could see without being seen." : "Ah give here it is is!" she cried. At first he was greatly disappointed. but the next moment he became curious to know what Mombi was going to do. with his pockets full of nuts. it. and prepared to watch. and discovered the old woman standing beside his man and apparently not the least bit frightened by it. and the powder sifted down from Jack's head and scattered 18 . The I stingy wizard didn't me much of but guess there's two or three doses. "And now enough for let us see if it potent.The Marvelous Powder So she in it of Life her basket and began fumbling for one of the precious powders she had set down obtained. So he hid behind a hedge.
"OLD MOMBI DANCED AROUND HIM' 19 .
and said "Weaugh!" Then she lifted ' her right hand. 20 all . Mombi lifted her left hand.The Marvelous Powder of Life over the red shirt and pink waistcoat and purple trousers Tip had dressed him in. and said in a reproachful voice "Don't yell like that! Do you think I'm deaf?' Old Mombi danced around him. rapturously: "He lives! he lives!' he lives! and all Now this you may well suppose that Tip observed with amazement. and said "Teaugh Then she ! lifted both hands. with out. at this. all the fingers and thumbs spread and cried : "Peaugh!" Jack Pumpkinhead stepped back : a pace. Then. both arms. with : its little finger pointed upward. "He Then it lives!' she screamed: "he lives! he lives!' as it she threw her stick into the air and caught came down. and she hugged herself with jig. and a portion even fell upon the patched and worn shoes. with the : thumb pointed upward. putting the pepper-box back into the basket. and tried to do a step of a the time she repeated. frantic with delight.
for." protested Tip. Then it struck him was very funny thing for Jack to come to life. Tip began to laugh.The Marvelous Powder At first of Life he was so frightened and horrified that he wanted to run away. So. where she seized Tip's collar and dragged him back to where she had left her basket and the pumpkinheaded man. furiously. she presently 21 . sneaking. and hear his grave voice. wicked boy!' she exso droll claimed. after asked: staring at him intently. and the merry peals reached old Mombi's ears and made her hobble quickly to the hedge. recovering from his first fear. while his it my personal was so funny to face continued to a peal wear its jolly smile. that Tip again burst into of laughter. especially as the expression on his pumpkin face as a and comical it excited laughter on the instant. but his legs trembled and shook so badly that he couldn't." said Jack. though?' "I hope you are not reflecting on appearance. secrets and to you make fun of me!' "I'll teach to spy out my "I wasn't making fun of you. "You naughty. Even Mombi was not without a curious interest in the man her magic had brought to life. "I was laughing at old Pumpkinhead! Look at him! Isn't he a picture.
OLD MOMBI PUTS JACK IN THE STABLE .
"Of woman. fastening the door securely on the outside. the boy became uneasy. ding her head at Tip.The Marvelous Powder "What do you know?' "Well." said are Mombi." she said." answered Mombi. I made 'em myself. wondering. nodfor Hearing this." "To he is be sure." said Jack. turning to Tip." "Never mind me. thoughtfully. "I must think it over. with pride. "I've got to attend to you. for it is growing dark. Haven't the I got legs and and aren't they jointed?" "Are they?' asked course they are. turned the boy. 23 he . now asked Tip. that is of Life hard to I tell." replied Jack." re- So they started for the house. get "But we must home at once. as Help the Pumpkinhead to walk. but when they reached the farm yard old Mombi led the pumpkin man to the cow stable and shut him up in an empty stall. "For although I feel that not yet aware how find out about. know a tremendous lot. first. "I can walk feet. well as you can. "But what alive?' going to do with him. I am much there is in the world to take It will I me a little time to discover whether am you very wise or very foolish.
didn't like this speech. shook the crumbs from her apron. for a threat. Tip obeyed quickly. Mombi bade the boy light a candle. and while Tip was thus engaged the old supper. Next she 24 but he happened to remember he pocket. It was a round. They entered the house. and hung above the fire a small black kettle. "You won't The boy like be hungry long. "I'm hungry!' said Tip. in a sulky tone. After the candle had been lighted Mombi ordered him to build a fire in the hearth." replied it Mombi. woman ate her came the flames began to crackle the boy to her and asked a share of the bread and When cheese. had nuts in his and ate them while the woman rose.The Marvelous Powder knew Mombi had a of Life bad and revengeful heart. while she put her basket in a cupboard and hung her cloak on a peg. she measured out equal parts of milk and vinegar and poured them into the kettle. as are nearly all the farm houses in the Land of Oz. sounded with a grim look. domeshaped structure. but Mombi refused him. for he was afraid of her. so he cracked some of those Then . and would not hesitate to do any evil thing.
briefly. during which the silence was only broken by the bubbling of the pot and the hissing of the flames. "What is that for?" he asked. Tip wriggled around upon his stool and stared awhile at the kettle." replied Mombi.The Marvelous Powder of Life produced several packets of herbs and powders and began adding a portion of each to the contents of the kettle." said Mombi. As Tip watched her his uneasiness increased. "For you. where even the shadows cast by the candle upon the wall were enough to give one the horrors. "it will change or transform you into a marble statue." Tip groaned. So an hour passed away. and wiped the perspiration from his forehead with his sleeve. Then he would glance at the stern and wrinkled and wish he were any place but in that dim and smoky kitchen. "Have got to drink that stufT? pot. nodding toward the "Yes. 25 ." returned Mombi. features of the witch Finally. "If it's properly made. Occasionally she would draw near the candle and read from a yellow paper the recipe of the mess she was concocting. Tip spoke I again. "What'll it do to me?" asked Tip. which was beginning to bubble. he asked.
for an ornament. in a voice that sounded weak and discouraged. I can. but he sat still and shivered and looked anxiously at the kettle. I think it will. I wonder you I haven't thought of that before." make the Pumpkinhead work Mombi. cheer"I seldom make a mistake. "I'm going to plant a flower garden. "What "I'll use '11 I be then? asked Tip." he muttered. you've been a bother to At for years." answered Mombi. "Oh." said the old woman. next Spring. "Perhaps it won't work. looking at him severely. and I'll put in the middle of it." said won't be any one to work for you.The Marvelous Powder " " I of Life don't want to be a marble statue!" he protested. That doesn't matter. for "There me." returned Mombi. I want you to be one." this terrible speech me Tip felt the beads of per- spiration starting all over his body. or a chicken?' he asked. anxiously. Again Tip groaned." "Oh." fully. "Why don't you change me into a goat. "You can't do anything with a marble statue. a silence Again there was a period of silence so long and gloomy that when Mombi finally lifted the kettle from the fire it was close to midnight. 26 . yes.
"I DON'T WANT TO BE A MARBLE STATUE." .
" With this she hobbled into her room. as he had been commanded to do. bearing the steaming kettle with her." announced the old witch. and Tip heard her close and lock the door. The boy did not go to bed. but still sat glaring at the embers of the dying fire. 28 .The Marvelous Powder "You cannot drink it of Life quite until it has become cold. and at daybreak I will call you and at once complete your transformation into a marble statue.-for in spite of the law she had acknowledged practising witchcraft. "We must both go to bed now.
.Fugitives Tip "It's reflected. rebelliously. she says. "and I'm not going to stand it. and then he arose softly He and went to the cupboard to find something 29 to eat. a hard thing. there's an easier way than to become a statue. to going to get rid of me. be a marble statue. No boy could have any fun forever standing in the middle of a so she's flower garden! and I may as run away." waited until the snores of the old witch announced she was fast asleep. that's what well go before she makes I'll I'll do drink me that nasty stuff" in the kettle. For years I've been a bother to her." he thought. Well.
softly." "I may as well take this with me. but he had to look into Mombi's basket to find the cheese she had brought from the village. Outside both moon and stars the contents shone brightly. I wonder how I ever came to live with her. for I made him old witch did bring He him to life. and the night seemed peaceful and kitchen. "or Mombi '11 be using it to make more mischief with." said Tip. crusts of bread. While turning over of the basket he came upon the pepper-box which contained the "Powder of Life. Then he cautiously left the house and latched the door behind him." he decided. searching upon the narrow shelves." he thought. inviting after the close and ill-smelling "I'll be glad to get away. "I don't like to leave Jack Pumpkinhead to the tender mercies of old Mombi." was walking slowly toward the road when a thought made him pause. "And even if the Jack belongs to me.The Flight "No He found some of the Fugitives use starting on a journey without food. "for I never did like that old woman." he muttered. together with the bread and cheese." retraced his steps to the cow-stable and opened the door of the stall where the pumpkin30 He ." So he put the box in his pocket.
<&Kr3&tBSf :-.. ^SSli^ '^vg^p^C 31 "TIP LED HIM ALONG THE PATH.-." .Sfl '' -'-:..
" answered Tip. but they pains to with few accidents. more walked steadily. and began to take step carefully. and by the time the moon sank away and the sun peeped over the hills they had travelled so great a distance that the boy had no reason to fear pursuit from the old witch. and by the moonlight Tip could see he was smiling just as jovially as ever. the Fugitives man had been Jack was standing in the middle of the stall. he had turned first into one path. and occasionally one of the joints of his legs would turn backward. so that should anyone follow them it 32 ." "Very well. and then into another. the pumpkin face. wardly out of the stable and into the moonlight. and walked awk- do. "You'll know as soon as I smiling sympathetically into "All we've got to do now is to tramp. almost causing him to tumble.The Flight headed of left. so that he met Tip led him along the path without stopping an instant. Jack walked with a sort of limp. "Come on!' said the boy. But the Pumpkinhead was quick to notice this. "Where to?' asked Jack. They could not go very fast. instead of frontwise. beckoning. Tip turned toward the road and the man followed him." returned Jack. Moreover.
of the Fugitives would prove very difficult to guess which way they had gone." "I know you are not. And and And put you carved your ears eyes and nose and ." "Oh! Did you?"asked Jack. "Certainly. but refused to join in the repast. or where to had escaped Fairly satisfied that he for a time. the boy stopped his companion and seated himself upon a rock by the roadside. way you are. together.The Flight seek them. "I don't seem to be made he the same said." he said. at least being turned into a marble statue. "for I made you. "Let's have some breakfast." re- turned Tip. Jack Pumpkinhead watched Tip curiously.
" said the that expressed surprise." he remarked. exactly." that?" enquired the Pumpkinhead." "Where are we going?' asked Jack." I might have been a more "Why. a very said Tip. "I'm not exactly sure.The Flight mouth. son. looked at his body "And me you made good job of it. and I've never the biggest town in all the country. "So let us be off. myself. "and you owe me support. when they I "Then had resumed their journey. my parent my father!' Pumpkinhead. "but I believe we are headed South. but I've 34 heard all about its . modestly. I really believe I am!' owe you obedience. sooner or later. "Why." and limbs critically." said the boy. in a tone "you must be my creator "Or your "Yes." "That's it. city is "What been there. then. proudly. "If I'd known we were going little to travel together particular." Jack "It strikes of the Fugitives dressed you. it's the center of the Land of Oz. my inventor. to the Emerald City." replied the boy with a laugh. for he began to see certain defects in the construction of his man." continued the man. and that will bring us. "Just so-so. jumping up." declared Tip." replied Tip.
"Well." the " said Jack. and in the West country of the Winkies. And in the Country of the Munchkins. and the houses and fences are purple. everything is yellow. and the Winkies were so grateful that they invited him to of the become their ruler. It of the Fugitives by a mighty and wonderful Wizard named Oz. over at the East. he asked: rules the Winkies?' "Yes. Can't see?" returned the "I believe I you must be color-blind. where the Tin Woodman rules. and the trees are purple. said the Pump- kinhead. the grass is purple. he was one of those who helped Dorothy to destroy the Wicked Witch of the West. everything is blue. after staring about him." Country of "Is everything here purple?' asked Jack." boy. " Of course it is. "I'm getting confused with all this history." "Dear me!' said Jack. say a Tin "Oh! "Did you Then. Woodman after a pause. and everything there is of a was built green color just as everything in this the Gillikins is of a purple color. just as the people Emerald City invited the Scarecrow to rule them." explained Tip. Who 35 is the Scarecrow?' . and in the South country of the Quadlings everything is red. "Even the mud in the roads is purple.The Flight history. But in Emerald City everything is green that is purple here.
" answered Tip. "Dorothy went to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard to send her back to Kansas. pay attention. "Oh. She got blown to panied her on her travels. a outside World. and while she was here the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman accom- came here from Kansas. Now. is she now?' inquired the Pump- "Glinda the Good. because he wasn't so much of a Wizard as he might have been. and I'll explain it." said the boy. "I thought you said it was ruled by a wonderful Wizard.The Flight "Another "She was of the Fugitives friend of Dorothy's." "And where kinhead. and the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman went with her." objected Jack. seeming more and more confused. And then they got angry at the Wizard. speaking slowly and looking the smiling Pumpkinhead squarely in the eye." replied Tip. who her rules the Quadlings. is "And who Dorothy?' a girl that place in the big. the Land of Oz by a cyclone. "Well. sent home again. He rules the Emerald City." said Tip. And what became of the Scarecrow?' "I told you. and threat36 . so I did. But the Wizard couldn't send her back.
"After the Wizard was gone." responded Tip. with interest. "I think we may as well. "unless you have something better to do." said the Pumpkinhead.The Flight ened to expose since. it well pleased. that is very interesting history." "Are we going to see this queer King?' asked Jack. balloon and escaped in him "Now." perfectly. dear "I father." replied the boy.-all "I'm glad you do. and I have heard that he became a very popular ruler." said Jack. the people of the Emerald City made His Majesty. no. am quite willing to go wherever you please. the Scarecrow." "Oh. their King." of so it. the Fugitives Wizard made a big and no one has ever seen the him." 37 .' and I understand but the explanation.
my wooden joints if I 39 . small and rather delicate in appearance. pumpkinheaded man. continued. so he changed the subject by asking. structed the wooden limbs more carefully and subYet how could he ever have guessed stantially. "it is quite certain I shall course not!' "Of wear out keep on walking. abruptly: "Are you ' tired ? "But. but to deny the relationship would involve another long and tedious explanation. that this was He began to regret that he had not contrue. awkward." Tip reflected. after a pause.es an Experiment in Magic boy. seemed somewhat embarrassed at being called The "father" by the tall." he replied the other. as they journeyed on.
and the boy sat down to rest upon an old sawhorse that some woodcutter had left there. and began to think Jack's Mombi how he might weak joints." declared the boy. yet remedy the deficiencies of While thus engaged they came wood. course not. "Won't joints?' strain my "Of inquired the other. .Tip Makes an Experiment that in to Magic scare old the man he had made merely with would be brought to life by means of a magical powder contained in an old pepper-box? So he ceased to reproach himself. So Jack tried to sit down. and he came clattering to the ground with such a crash that Tip feared he 40 was entirely ruined. to the edge of a "Why down?' don't you sit he asked the it Pumpkinhead. but as soon as he bent his usual joints farther than they gave way alto- gether. It'll rest them.
and to see if of by chance it had become cracked. and has four legs and a head and a tail. that thing you are sitting on?' this is a horse." replied the boy. tail. slightly puzzled how to explain. it isn't. straightened his arms and legs. And people ride upon its back. "Very well. The body 41 . after all." "Ahorse? Why." "I understand. cheerfully.Tip Makes an Experiment He rushed to the man. and found that the Pumpkinhead was right. just as Tip sat down head asked: again. carelessly." said Jack. there are returned Tip. and Tip said to him: "I guess you'd better remain standing." "Why and a not? answered Tip. "That's the kind of horse you are now sitting on. lifted in Magic his him felt to his feet. who had been in no wise confused by his tumble. "One kind of horse is alive. Presently the Pumpkin- "What "Oh. hereafter. and a head. It seems the safest way. Jack seemed to be in pretty good shape." "No. That one has four legs. is "What is a horse?' demanded Jack. dear father." replied the smiling Jack." Tip looked at the saw-horse more carefully." head But you say. promptly. two kinds of horses.
and used to saw logs upon. made of wood. real horse is alive. "And the magic powder that brought you to life is here in my pocket. they were four straight limbs cut from trees and stuck fast into the body. and a branch had been left sticking up at one end that looked In the other end were two very much like a tail. and trots and prances and eats oats." I. and eat oats?' inquired the Pumpkinhead. Tip looked at him in surprise. perhaps. so you are!' he exclaimed." said Tip. cause "And of course it it is made of wood. big knots that resembled eyes.Tip Makes an Experiment in Magic had been formed from a tree-trunk. while this is nothing more than a dead horse." can't ever be alive. being spread wide apart so that the saw-horse would stand firmly when a log was laid across it to be sawed. be- "So am answered the man. and a place had been chopped away that might easily be mistaken for the horse's mouth. wouldn't it trot." 42 . trying to explain. "Why. and prance. but it wouldn't eat oats." replied the boy. "It would trot and prance. more than I "But a imagined. laughing at the idea." "This thing resembles a real horse "If it were alive. As for the legs.
THE MAGICAL POWDER OF 43 LIFE .
can remember the words old "But Mombi and the way she held her hands up. "if the saw-horse to life. musingly. "I don't know." would bring for would. mean. calmly "I could ride on nothing seemed to surprise him its back. he believed he could repeat exactly what she had said and done. with the little Then he lifted his left hand. said: finger pointing upward. and as he had watched carefully from the hedge every motion of the old witch. jumping up. and said: "Teaugh!' "What's that." returned Jack. that and "Weaugh!" "What does curiously. and listened to her words." He thought it over for a minute. and eyed it curiously. dear father?' inquired Jack." said he. 44 . dear father?" asked Jack.Tip Makes an Experiment He in Magic it brought out the pepper box. So he began by sprinkling some of the magic Powder of Life from the pepper-box upon the said. Then he lifted his right hand. body of the saw-horse. and that would save my joints from wearit "If ing out' "I'll I try it!' if I wonder cried the boy." answered Tip. "I wonder. with the thumb pointing upward.
yawned The rest a few grains of the powder off its back. provoked at being interrupted at so important moment.Tip Makes an Experiment "It means you must keep quiet!' a in Magic replied the boy. with the fingers and thumbs spread out. stretched its with its chopped-out mouth. and shook legs. and cried in a loud voice: "Peaugh!' Immediately the saw-horse moved. "Good! ! 45 . learning!' remarked the kinhead. " dear father body of the " horse. with his eternal smile. of the powder seemed to have vanished into the called Jack. while the boy looked on in "You are a very clever sorcerer. astonishment. fast I "How am Pump- Tip now all lifted both hands above his head.
His legs were stiff and awkward. He rolled his knotty eyes from side to side. taking a first wondering view of the world in which he had now so imThen he tried to look at portant an existence. no neck to turn. so that presently he bumped against Jack Pumpkinhead and sent that personage tumbling upon the moss that lined the roadside. but he had.. for no knee-joints in them. 47 . even more finding himself alive. so that in the endeavor to see his body he kept circling around and around. indeed. without catching even a glimpse of there were it. seemed astonished than Tip.wakening of the Saw-Horse The Saw-Horse. himself.
to the boy to observe him more 48 . there!' The Saw-Horse paid no attention whatever to this command. say!' Jack had now managed I "Whoa! himself to a sitting position. am I going to stop him ? But self. from where he again that the in pain to a safer dis- yelled: to raise Whoa. "I shout loud enough. then. "Sure enough!' exclaimed Tip. "I don't believe the animal can hear you. "Yes. "How. at that instant the it Saw-Horse stopped him- having concluded body." said the smiling fact Pumpkinhead. noting the for the first ' time. however." he remarked.The Awakening Tip became alarmed at of the Sawhorse prancing at this accident. so he called out: "Whoa! Whoa. and came close fully. and the next instant brought one of his wooden legs down upon Tip's foot so forcibly boy danced away tance. don't I?" answered Tip. and he looked at the Saw-Horse with much interest. as well as the around Saw-Horse in persistence of the in a circle. angrily. own He was impossible to see his saw Tip. but the horse has no ears.
Unwinding this. but it made no attempt "He's stronger than I "and rather obstinate. like a Tip patted it upon the head. thought. to run away." to. I didn't think of it. The Saw-Horse. he approached the Saw-Horse and tied the cord around its neck. for it's the simplest and 49 . and having made a search in his pocket he produced a roll of strong cord. too.The Awakening It of the to see its Sawhorse was really comical the creature walk. and together." "That's a splendid idea!' said Tip. afterward fastening the other end to a large tree. and that cradle." said the boy. not understanding the action. eyes the form "I must find a halter for him." "Why don't you make him some "Then you can tell him what Jack. Horse pranced away to examine with its bulging of Jack Pumpkinhead. made body rock sidewise. ears?' asked to do. stepped backward and snapped the string easily. "I didn't need easiest thing to do. for it moved its the legs left on its those on side right side together. and said "Good and the Sawboy! Good boy!" in a coaxing tone. "How did you happen to think of it?' "Why. as a pacing horse does." said Tip." answered the Pumpkinhead.
"Why. as he whittled. and a has bigger ears than a horse. friend. if my ears were longer. raised him to his feet." "My "Oh. no matter how big your ears are. gravely. "you'll never be anything but a Pumpkinhead. "I mustn't make them too big. donkey "Then.The Awakening of the Sawhorse So Tip got out his knife and fashioned some ears out of the bark of a small tree. the horse while I stick them on?' there's in thinking no harm "Certainly. "but you understand. nodding. "I think derstand." he said." said Jack. Will you hold I guess these ears are ready now." remarked the boy. very handsome. and the Pumpkinif "They make him look admiringly." "How is that?' inquired Jack. "or our horse would become a donkey. So Tip head went to the horse and held its head while the boy bored two holes in it with his knife-blade and inserted the ears. you're a wonder. horse?' a horse has bigger ears than a man." returned Jack. would I be a asked Jack. 50 . you'll help me up." said Jack. from the roadside." I un- "If you do." explained Tip. said Tip.
it its back. "What a strange place this is. "And a hole in the ground means doesn't it?' to stop. claimed. I must say!' I he "Why didn't you stop when yelled 'whoa?' to stop?' asked the SawHorse. on one side and Jack on the foot-steps. unless you step over it. sort of a horse. Then he continued to rush forward as if frightened by the clatter of his own shouted Tip. where lay upon ving its four legs in the air. also. continued the horse. picking himself up. as it rolled its eyes upward to look at the boy. anyway?' 51 . "Whoa!' ground." the creature ex"What am I doing here." answered Tip." said Tip. as if amazed. frantically wa- "You're a nice exclaimed. and being the first sounds he had ever heard. "Does <whoa' mean "Of course it does. Tip ran up to it. so startled the animal that he made a bound forward and tumbled Tip other. "To be sure. spoken close to the Saw-Horse.The Awakening of the Sawhorse But those words. whoa!' "whoa! you idiot The Saw-Horse would probably have paid no but just then it stepped a leg into a gopher-hole and stumbled head-over-heels to the attention to this. in a surprised voice.
' .DO KEEP THOSE LEGS 52 STILL.
seem all right now. "but I've it of the Sawhorse brought you to life. "I'll have to make a after a careful examination. its was able to roll "Ah. "But what happened to me. after and held efforts." sides "How many wonderingly. I don't seem to be a moment ago? just right. someway. boy. humbly. if you mind me you. legs still." replied the Saw-Horse. I with a sigh. several Tip." and do as I tell I me." "But "You're upside down. so that quiet." said the queer animal. and after to Pumpkinhead to stand upright Tip whittled out a new ear and fastened it to the horse's head.The Awakening "Why." said Tip. "One of your him over and set him upright. still a minute and I'll set you just keep those legs will as "Then do you tell right side up again. "Several. briefly. "But do keep those The Saw-Horse now became legs rigid." Tip announced." have I?' asked the creature. new one. 53 ." answered the won't hurt you any." explained Tip. ears is broken." Then he assisting led the Saw-Horse back his was vainly struggling to regain the where Jack feet.
to see His Majesty. We are all going on a journey to the Emerald City.The Awakening "Now. <Trot!' Understand?' go as fast as you can. at length." returned the horse. hold on to his ears. addressing his steed. with a shudder." said the Saw-Horse. he cautioned." so That seemed reasonable." replied Tip. "What shall I hold on to?' "Why. after a moment's hesitation." Then Tip "Hold on off assisted tight." "That would be horrible!' said Jack. < means to Get-Up!' means to walk forward. "Anything that suits you suits me. "Don't do that! remonstrated the Saw-Horse. and Jack Pumpkinhead is going to ride on your back." "I don't mind." of the Sawhorse said he. and then he dug a hole in the back of tree. something the else. so he won't wear out his joints. <Whoa!' means to stop. "or you may fall and crack your pumpkin head. this One end of 54 . He went into wood and cut a short length of limb from a young. Tip tried to think of "I'll fix it!' said he. the Scarecrow. ' "for then I can't hear. stout he sharpened to a point. "Very good. I "I believe do. "pay attention to what I'm going to tell you." Jack to get upon the horse.
.DOES IT HURT 55 " ? ASKED THE BOY.
just behind its head. and then you can't fall off and get smashed. "What does that sound mean?" asked the horse. Presently he began to whistle. and Tip said to the horse: "Get-up" The obedient the ground." answered the animal.The Awakening the of the Sawhorse Next he Saw-Horse. brought a piece of rock from the road and hammered the post firmly into the animal's back." said Tip." "Well. creature at once walked forward. "Now. "Stop! Stop !" shouted the horse. "I'm just whistling. "Don't pay any attention to it." it it asked the boy. "but makes me quite nervous to be jarred. "you're jarring me terribly. that < some respects I am sadly lacking. as rocking from side to side he raised his feet from Tip walked beside the Saw-Horse." said Tip. dear father. and that only means I'm pretty well satisfied." 56 . encouragingly." remarked Jack. be sure to hold fast to this post. "Not exactly hurt. if I gether. quite content with this addition to their party. Jack. it's all So Jack held on tight." I'd whistle myself. in could push my lips to"I fear." hurt?' "Does over now.
.THE BOY STRETCHED HIMSELF UPON THE GRASS.
overnight." camp the journey the Saw-Horse to a grassy several dark. "I think I'll lay you upon the ground." "You will be safer that way. so he decided to for the night by the roadside and to resume He led next morning by daybreak. "and. and being greatly wearied by the journey -was soon fast asleep. as mound upon which grew and carefully assisted the Pump- "It won't hurt you to stand. "How about me?' asked the Saw-Horse. can't sleep. paved with yellow brick.The Awakening of the Sawhorse After journeying on for some distance the narrow turned into a broad roadpath they were following By the side of the way. you may as well watch out and you see that no one comes near to disturb us." replied Tip." said the boy. kinhead to alight. was now growing bushy trees. Then 57 ." the boy stretched himself upon the grass beside the Pumpkinhead. road Tip noticed a sign-post that read: "NINE MILES TO THE EMERALD But it CITY.
and then ate a portion of his bread and cheese. and before long this lavender appeared to take on a greenish tinge that gradually brightened as they drew nearer to the great City where the Scarecrow ruled.(Jack Fumpkinneads Kide to the Emerald City At daybreak Tip was awakened by kinhead." So the Pumpkinhead was again perched upon the back of the Saw-Horse and the journey was resumed. the Pump- rubbed the sleep from his eyes. Tip noticed that the purple tint of the grass and trees had now faded to a dull lavender. 59 He . bathed in a little brook. but we ought to reach the Emerald City by noon if no accidents happen. Having thus prepared for a new day the boy said: "Let us start at once. Nine miles is quite a distance.
"I must certainly get to the Emerald City. Tip was trying to think. smilingly." said Tip. "Then I'll not break my back rowing you over. "But I have no money. Tip was puzzled how to discovered a but after a time he man man in a ferry-boat approaching from the other side of the stream. "None at all?' inquired the man. When reached the bank Tip asked: "Will you row us to the other side?' "Yes. the whose and disagreeable.Jack Pu m p k The miles little i n h e a d's traveled Ride party had their but a short two road of yellow upon way when cross over. decidedly." returned the ferryman. "None at all." he said to the boatman. the brick was parted by a broad and swift river. "What a nice man!' remarked the Pumpkin- head. "and ." said he." answered the boy. and it was not a nice laugh. "That wooden horse will 60 float. stared at him. if you have money. for it was a great disappointment to him to find his journey so suddenly The ferryman brought to an end. but made no reply." face looked cross said the ferryman. "but how can I cross the river if you do not take me?' The man laughed.
" "Don't worry about me. So the boy led it down into the water and climbed upon its back. As for the pumpkinheaded loon who accompanies you." said Jack. smiling "I'm sure I pleasantly upon the crabbed ferryman. ought to float beautifully. offered no objections whatever. let him sink or it won't matter swim greatly which." Tip thought the experiment was worth making. who did not know what danger meant. Jack also waded in up to his knees and 61 . and the Saw-Horse.you can ride him across.
successful was the trip that presently they were climbing. 62 . instructing the Saw-Horse. every stitch of his gorgeous clothing dripped water. we are now safely across. Tip's trouser-legs and shoes were thoroughly soaked. "Nor They of yellow brick. "The sun will soon dry us. which acted as oars and moved the adventurers So slowly across the river to the opposite side." remarked the horse. As for the Pumpkinhead.Jack Pu m p k grasped the his tail i nh ea d's Ride of the horse so that he might keep "if pumpkin head above the water. but the Saw-Horse had floated so perfectly that from his knees up the boy was entirely dry. soon regained the road Saw-Horse. "Now." said Tip." said Tip. wet and dripping." The Saw-Horse at once began to wiggle its legs. and then Tip once more mounted the Pumpkinhead upon the back of the did I. "and. which proved to be a continuation of the road they had left on the other side. at all. and can continue our journey." "I didn't mind swimming. up the grassy bank. in spite of the ferry- man." added Jack. you wiggle your legs you will probably swim. anyhow. and if you swim we shall probably reach the other side.
cheerfully. command go as fast as 63 ." the horse must step lively." said he. and called loudly: "Get-up! The horse started at a good pace." returned the Saw-Horse. In this way we all will betail and run after you. do my best. come dry "Then "I'll in a very short time." said Jack.Jack Pu m p k i nh ea d's Ride "If you ride fast. Tip grasped the end of the branch that served as tail to the Saw-Horse. "the wind will help I will hold on to the horse's to dry your clothing. Then he decided they could go ' faster. so he began rocking along the road at a tremendous pace. was the Saw-Horse remembered to that this word he could. so he shouted: "Trot!' the Now. and Tip followed behind.
while the horse and its pumpkin-headed rider dashed on and quickly disappeared in the distance. for the horse was long since out of sight. "Some time flected.Jack Pu m pk nhea d's Ride i and Tip had hard work running faster than he to keep his feet. So he did the only sensible thing he could do. ever had before in his life Soon he was out of breath. By the time Tip had picked himself up and cleared the dust from his throat so he could say "Whoa!" there was no further need of saying it." Meantime Jack was holding fast to the post and the Saw-Horse was tearing along the road like a Neither of them knew Tip was left behind. and the next minute the boy was rolling in the dust of the road. he found he Then could not get the word out of his throat." he re"for the road will end at the gates of the I and they can go no further than that. and afterward began walking along the road. racer. Jack noticed 64 that the grass and trees . He sat down and took a good rest. will surely overtake them. suddenly broke away. As he rode. for the Pumpkinhead did not look around and the Emerald City. the end of the tail he was clutching. and although he wanted to call "Whoa!' to the horse. being nothing more than a dead branch. Saw-Horse couldn't.
with a fat face He was seemed remarkably good-natured. loomed up before them. and made him uneasy. as loud as he could. " "That was a fast ride. At length a high wall of green stone. so he guessed they were nearing the Emerald City even tall spires and domes came into sight. Bowing before the Pumpkinhead he said: "I am the Guardian of the Gates of the 65 Emerald . dear father! he exclaimed. and his beautiful face ruined. against this wall. the gateway in the green wall opened and a man came out.Jack Pu m p k had become before the a bright i n h e a d's Ride emerald-green in color. wondering what had become of the boy. and fearing the Saw-Horse would not know enough to stop and so might smash them both Jack ventured to cry "Whoa!" So suddenly did the horse obey that had it not been for his post Jack would have been pitched off head foremost. and then. hearing no reply. studded thick with emeralds. This apparent desertion puzzled the PumpkinAnd while he was head. This man was that short and round. peaked green hat upon his head and green spectacles over his ^yes. he turned around and discovered for the first time that Tip was not there. and what he ought to do next under such trying circumstances. clothed all in green and wore a high.
"but I cannot think what it is. "but as to my business. in the Emerald City?' have. is it "And The this wooden horse alive?" questioned the Guardian. I haven't the least idea in the world what it is." answered Jack. if you please. Ride is May I inquire is who you and what your business? Jack Pumpkinhead. " "My name Both. smilingly. k i n h e a d's arc. " I cannot help my smile." I "It seems to me that My "This is a strange affair ' the Guardian." returned the other. a man or a pumpkin?'' he asked. Have you any errand. "But very strange! you seem harmless. seriously." said Jack. "What are you. horse rolled one "Ouch!' cried the man. declared Folks do not smile so delightfully when they mean mischief." The Guardian of the Gates looked surprised. father knows all about it.Jack Pu m p City." 66 ." replied the Pumpkinhead." "As for that. Then it gave a prance and brought one leg down on the Guardian's toes. and shook his head as if dissatisfied with the reply. politely. but he is not here. But the answer is most convincing. "I'm sorry I asked that question. knotty eye upward and winked at Jack. for it is carved on my face with a jack-knife. sir.
outside troubles must be turned over to His Majesty. All soldier. and then he said "I must take him to His Majesty." So Jack rode the Saw-Horse through the gate- way into a little room built into the wall. This soldier carried a long green gun over his shoulder and had lovely green The Guardwhiskers that fell quite to his knees." resumed see what can be done for my you. and I'll take : him to the royal palace. the Scarecrow." 67 . or what he is wants. ian at once addressed him. what shall we do with him?' Soldier with the Green Whiskers looked at Finally he Jack with much care and curiosity. The Tell me. do with him?' asked the Guardian of the Gates.Jack Pu m p k "Well." returned the "I have troubles enough of my own. and presently a very clothed in a green uniform tall soldier entered from the opposite door. "That is His Majesty's business. shook his head so positively that little waves rippled down his whiskers. the Scarecrow. saying: "Here why a strange gentleman who doesn't know he has come to the Emerald City. i n h e a d's into Ride come with me "and I will room. The Guardian pulled a bell-cord. the Guardian." "But what will His Majesty. So put the spectacles on this fellow.
"I haven't a pair in stock that will really cover those eyes up.Jack Pu m pk nh ea d's Ride i So the Guardian opened a big box of spectacles and your a pair to Jack's great round eyes." "But why need I wear spectacles?' asked Jack. and it was indeed a grand and marvelous sight to one who all faced with emeralds. "and they will keep you from being blinded by the glitter and Emerald City. However. beheld it for the first time. fronts of Sparkling green gems ornamented the the beautiful houses and the towers and turrets were Even the green marble pavement glittered with precious stones." said the Soldier. I don't wish to be blinded. the Pumpkinhead and the Saw-Horse." broke in the Saw-Horse. means." glare of the gorgeous "Oh!' exclaimed Jack. Then the Soldier with the Green Whiskers led them through the inner gate and they at once found themselves in the main street of the magnificent Emerald City. 68 ." said the little man. by all "It's the fashion here. with a sigh. "and head is so big that I shall be obliged to tie tried to fit the spectacles on. "Tie them on. so a pair of green spectacles was quickly fastened over the bulI!' "Nor ging knots that served it for eyes.
THE FASHION HERE,"
nh ead's Ride
knowing nothing of wealth and beauty, paid
attention to the wonderful sights they saw through
their green spectacles. They calmly followed after the green soldier and scarcely noticed the crowds of
them the SawHorse promptly kicked at it with its wooden leg and sent the little animal howling into one of the houses; but nothing more serious than this happened
to interrupt their progress to the royal palace. The Pumpkinhead wanted to ride up the green
dog ran out and barked
marble steps and straight into the Scarecrow's presSo ence; but the soldier would not permit that. Jack dismounted, with much difficulty, and a servant led the Saw-Horse around to the rear while the Soldier with the Green Whiskers escorted the Pumpkinhead into the palace, by the front entrance. The stranger was left in a handsomely furnished
waiting room while the soldier went to announce him. It so happened that at this hour His Majesty
and greatly bored
thing to do, so he ordered his visitor once into his throne room.
want of someto be shown at
embarrassment at meeting the ruler of this magnificent city, for he was entirely But when he enignorant of all worldly customs.
Jack Pu m p k
n h e a d's
room and saw
for the first time
Majesty the Scarecrow seated upon his glittering throne, he stopped short in amazement.
majesty the Scarecrow
suppose every reader of this book knows what a scarecrow is; but Jack Pumpkinhead, never having seen such a creation, was more surprised at meeting the remarkable King of the Eme-rald City than by
any other one experience of his brief life. His Majesty the Scarecrow was dressed in a suit of faded blue clothes, and his head was merely a small sack stuffed with straw, upon which eyes, ears, a nose and a mouth had been rudely painted to The clothes were also stuffed represent a face. with straw, and that so unevenly or carelessly that more bumpy his Majesty's legs and arms seemed than was necessary. Upon his hands were gloves with long fingers, and these were padded with cotton. Wisps of straw stuck out from the monarch's
His Majesty the Scarecrow
coat and also from his neck and boot-tops.
head he wore a heavy golden crown set thick with sparkling jewels, and the weight of this crown
to sag in wrinkles, giving a thoughtto the painted face. Indeed, the
crown alone betokened majesty; in all else the Scarecrow King was but a simple scarecrow flimsy, awkward, and unsubstantial. But if the strange appearance of his Majesty the Scarecrow seemed startling to Jack, no less wonderful was the form of the Pumpkinhead to the The purple trousers and pink waistScarecrow. coat and red shirt hung loosely over the wooden joints Tip had manufactured, and the carved face on the pumpkin grinned perpetually, as if its wearer
the jolliest thing imaginable. At first, indeed, His Majesty thought his queer visitor was laughing at him, and was inclined to
resent such a liberty; but it was not without reason that the Scarecrow had attained the reputation of
being the wisest personage in the Land of Oz. He made a more careful examination of his visitor, and
were carved smile and that he could not look grave if he
The King was
and how do you happen to be i > it r alive "I beg your Majesty's pardon." J 73 . in a tone of wonder: "Where on earth did you come from." returned the Pumpkinhead. "but I do not understand you.Jack for some minutes he said.
"so " so. So the Scarecrow commanded the Soldier with the Green Whiskers to search among his people 74 . see.His Majesty the Scarecrow "What crow. and when you say can tell me what you mean. as certainly clever." mean. a foreigner. speak the language of the Pumpkinheads ? ' Exactly bowing." said Jack. certainly. When ter can tell you what I say anything." replied the other. which is also the language of the Emerald City." said the Scare- crow. the interpre- I anything the interpreter For the interpreter can speak both languages well as understand them. so that am "Ah. it your Majesty. "We must have an interpreter. I came I don't understand your language. don't you understand?' asked the ScareI "Why." to be sure!' exclaimed the Scarecrow." "What is an interpreter?' asked Jack. You from the Country of the Gillikins. I suppose. But you. "I myself speak the language of the Munchkins. "A person who understands both my language and your own. thoughtfully. greatly pleased at finding so simple a way out of the diffiis "That culty." "That is unfortunate. will be impossible for us to under- stand one another.
you will break. the pumpkin having twisted around upon the stick that supported it. his arms "Perfectly." remarked the Scare- crow. and to bring that person When the Soldier had departed the Scarecrow said: found one who understood "Won't you take a chair while we are waiting?' "Your Majesty forgets that I cannot understand you. City." replied the Pumpkinhead. politely. "If you wish me to sit down you must make a sign for me to do so." 75 . "that whereas I will bend. but not break. watching Jack's efforts to straighten himself. "Did you understand that sign?' asked His sent Majesty. him sprawling upon the cushions in so awkward a fashion that he doubled up like a jackknife." was the frank "There is this difference between us." declared Jack.His Majesty the Scarecrow until he the language of the Gillikins as well as the language of the Emerald to him at once. and had hard work to untangle himself. but not bend. "You seem hastily made." said the Scarecrow. reaching up to turn his head to the front. "Not more so than your Majesty." The Scarecrow came down from his throne and rolled an armchair to a position behind the PumpThen he gave Jack a sudden push that kinhead.
" ." 76 HE GAVE JACK A SUDDEN PUSH.
and she wore it's Jamb!' exclaimed the Scarecrow. said to him: 77 . turning to the Jellia. little Jellia of the Gillikins. your Majesty. and also explain to me that he says. " Do you understand the language "Why. turning reply. as the green maiden bowed her pretty head before him. "what brought him Emerald City." resumed the to Scarecrow. her knees. "for I was the all born in the North Country. who had been staring at Jack. my dear? : "Yes. showing silk Upon ered. to begin "Very was the with." "Then you shall be our interpreter. having a pretty face and beautiful green eyes and hair." But instead of this the girl." "Then ask him. toward satisfactory indeed." Scarecrow. A dainty green silk skirt reached to stockings embroidered with pea-pods.His Majesty the Scarecrow At this moment the soldier returned leading a young girl by the hand. and green satin slippers with bunches of lettuce for decorations instead of bows or buckles." she answered. "and explain to that I said this Pumpkinhead all say. satisfactory?' he asked. She seemed very sweet and modest. Is this arrangement his guest. her silken waist clover leaves were embroid- a jaunty little jacket trimmed with sparkling emeralds of a uniform size.
not it is at all answered Jack. does he say?' ' "What My inquired the Scarecrow. Who made you? "A " boy named Tip." "Tut "His Majesty Jellia. "What did he say." "It's the same way with me. jail ! cautioned the Scarecrow." replied the Pumpkinhead. "Translate the speech.His Majesty the Scarecrow "You are certainly a wonderful creature. " didn't insult you protested Jack. with a perplexed sigh." said " Oh." replied the girl. if you break out in this rash way?' "All right. demurely. indignantly." remarked the Scare- crow. my dear. What have we got Jellia an interpreter for. The Scarecrow moved uneasily upon his throne. inquires if " ! you are hungry." he said. more pleasantly. What did he say ? says that your Majesty's brains seem to have come loose. "What a fine thing it is to understand two different languages. tut!' in a surly tone although his face smiled as genially as ever. I'll wait. "wait until translates my speech. "for impossible for me to eat. and felt of his head with his left hand. "Ask him. 78 my dear?' ." answered Jack. ears must have deceived me. Jellia. young woman. if he has any objection to being put in " I "He for insulting the ruler of the Emerald City.
YOUR MAJESTY! " CRIED JACK.DON'T YOU BELIEVE HER. .
" said Jack. trying hard not to laugh in the face of royalty." said the believe her. a "This should be warning 79 to ." cried "Oh. "then I might easily have been my own interpreter!' all your Majesty.His Majesty the Scarecrow "He eyes is asked if you were aware that one of your girl." returned the Scarecrow. "I thought we must surely speak different languages. calmly. ' declared Majesty language now know is "Does not your laughing merrily. much relieved to hear this. your Majesty. "Don't you Jack. he asked: "Are you quite certain you understand the languages of both the Gillikins and the Munchkins? ' "Quite certain." answered the Scarecrow. looking rather foolish. severely. I don't. that in all the land of Oz but one spoken?' "Is it indeed so?' cried the Scarecrow. ferent countries. "Then how is it that I seern to understand them myself? the inquired the Scarecrow. casting a sharp look at the girl. painted larger than the other. Then." you never to "For think." said Jellia Jamb. your Majesty. mischievously. since we came from dif- "It was my fault. "Because they are one and the same!' girl.
and when they were gone he took his new friend by the arm and led him into the courtyard to play a game of quoits. ordinary people.-which you most certainly are. so I must beg you to restrain an imagination which. you have no right to exercise. without in the least comprehending. His Majesty then dismissed Jellia Jamb and the Soldier with the Green Whiskers. more mildly." "I am!. "It seems to me. pleasantly." "With all my heart!' exclaimed Jack. Scare- "No. 80 ." suggested the Scarecrow." said differ King. "And let us so." said the other. that was only imaginative I might say. "To be sure!' said Jack." answered Jack. your most prominent figure seems to be a figure of wood." continued the Scarecrow. "What! Have you a heart?' asked the crow. "that your manufacturer spoiled some good pies to create an indifferent man.-I surely am!" agreed the Pumpkinhead.His Majesty the Scarecrow one can think wisely it is better to remain a dummy." unless "I assure your Majesty that created. warningly. having no brains. "Ah! It was the same in I did not ask to be the all my we case. "Well. a figure of speech. as from become friends. surprised.
"en. yellow at the left side. 83 Fastening . of Revolt Jinjur s Army Tip was so anxious to rejoin his man Jack and the Saw. She wore a costume that struck the boy as being remarkably brilliant: her silken waist being of emerald green and her skirt of four distinct blue in front.Horse that he walked a full half the distance to the Emerald City without stopping to rest. Then he discovered that he was hungry and the crackers and cheese he had provided for the journey had all been eaten. While wondering what he should do in this emergency he came upon a girl sitting by the roadside. red colors at the back and purple at the right side.
the next yellow.Gen. Tip was fully justified in staring at the gown for some moments before his eyes were attracted by the 84 . Jinjur's Army of Revolt the top one last the waist in front were four buttons blue. The so splendor of this dress was almost barbaric. a third red and the purple.
Jinjur's it." Tip seized the basket eagerly and began to eat. While the boy stared the girl looked upon him A lunch basket stood beside her. he had satisfied his hunger.Gen. eating with an evident appetite that aroused Tip's sympathy. he trotted along. 85 "May I ask your name?" . without botherfollowing for a time the strange girl walked along before him ing to ask questions. the face was pretty enough. held a dainty sandwich in one hand and a hardboiled egg in the other. for she was much footsteps taller than he. "There!' she. but it coupled to a shade of defiance or audacity. "Thank you very much for the sandwiches. he ran Finally. and there was about her an air of decision and importance that led him to suspect she was some great personage. to its Carry that basket for me and help yourself contents if you are hungry. wore an expression of discontent when up and brushed the crumbs from her lap. and she calmly. when swift up beside her and tried to keep pace with her a very difficult feat. and evidently in a hurry. about to ask a share of the luncheon He was just the girl stood said Yes." said as Tip. Army of Revolt pretty face above he decided. She with swift strides. "it is time for me to go.
you "Because the Emerald City has been ruled by men long enough. drawing "this is long breath." acknowledged Tip. at my express command." said General Jinjur. "The forces have assembled from all parts of the Land of Oz. The Army of a mile "About Revolt only awaits 7 my coming to march upon the a Emerald City. with unnecessary sharpness. "Oh!' "I "What of a General?' command the Army of Revolt in this war. "for we have kept it a secret." she added. "I didn't know there was a war." was the brief reply. for one reason. For this is the day we are to conquer His Majesty the Scarecrow." "It is is. ' "But where your army? from here." "You were not supposed to know it.Gen. surprised. "Oh!' he again exclaimed." said the girl. indeed. and wrest from him the throne." answered the General. "I Jinjur's Army of Revolt sort am General Jinjur. said the boy." "Well! declared Tip." she returned. and considering that our army is composed entirely of girls. with some pride. 86 certainly a surprising thing! May I ask why wish to conquer His Majesty the Scarecrow?' . "it is surely a remarkable thing that our Revolt is not yet discovered.
all . no. which might far better be used for rings.Gen. to suit ourselves. or dare to harm her? entire Army. Jinjur's Army of Revolt "Moreover. "Many in of you will be slain!" continued the boy." replied General "His strength has." replied the cheerfully." said he. "Perhaps you are right. "But war is a terrible thing. and there is enough money in the King's treasury to buy every girl in our Army a So we intend to conquer the dozen new gowns. "This war will be pleasant. bracelets and necklaces. to grow whiskers." my Tip laughed. "But the Guardian of the Gate is considered a faithful Guardian." ugly face in "Oh.beea used Jinjur. an awed voice." said Tip. and his wife that she has already pulled 87 has such a temper more than half of them ." "The Army is old and feeble. and the King's Army will not let the City be conquered without a struggle. said Jinjur. girl. the City glitters with beautiful gems." City and run the government these words with an eagerness and Jinjur spoke decision that proved she was in earnest. thoughtfully. "What man would oppose And there is not an a girl. scornfully.
The only real dif- ference was that while those girls from the Munch- kin country had the blue strip in front of their skirts. Jinjur's Army the of Revolt Wonderful Wizard reigned the Soldier with the Green Whiskers was a very good Royal Army. those from the country of the Quadlings had the red strip in front. Tip thought this strange Army bore no weapons waists. becoming. and wore the purple representing strip in front. and the top button on each waist indicated by its color which country the The uniforms were jaunty and wearer came from. Royal Army don't count for much in time of war. They were divided into four companies. the 88 ." After this conversation they proceeded some distance in silence.Gen. so his ard. and before long reached a large clearing in the forest where fully four hundred young women were assembled. All had green Emerald City they intended to conquer. These were laughing and talking together as gaily as if they had gathered for a picnic instead of a war of conquest. and quite effective when massed together. for people feared the WizBut no one is afraid of the Scarecrow. and those from the country of the Winkies had the yellow the Gillikin girls strip in front. that When worn by General Jinjur. and Tip noticed that all were dressed in costumes similar to out by the roots.
General Jinjur immediately mounted the stump of a tree and addressed her army. she said. "we are about to ^'jqf* ^1" ~N ** C. For each girl had stuck through the knot of her back hair two long. glittering knitting-needles. The command to march was now given.-. "Friends. but in this he was wrong. Jinjur's Army of Revolt whatever. said those who had but Tip thought most of the Army was too much engaged in to the chattering to pay attention words of the General.Gen. ?'Rh%^ a Emerald City Scarecrow King to dethrone the to acquire thouto rifle sands of gorgeous gems and to obtain the royal treasury power over our former oppressors!' "Hurrah!' listened. and the girls formed themselves into four bands. and set off with eager toward the Emerald City. 89 . girls!' and fellow-citizens. or comstrides panies. (7-\ the begin our great Revolt against men of Oz! We march to conquer the t-' _j f .
followed after them. 90 . carrying several baskets and wraps and packages which various The boy members of care. It the Army of Revolt had placed in his was not long before they came to the green granite walls of the City and halted before the gateway.
"Surrender!" echoed the man. his neck by a golden chain. as terribly as her standing before him and frowning pretty face it's would allow her It's to. as if a He carried a bunch of keys swung round town. law! against the life. his hands were thrust his pockets. "Why." I never heard of such a thing in my 91 . he said: "Good morning.Gen. my dears! What can I do for you?' came out and circus had come to "Surrender instantly!" answered General Jinjur. astounded. impossible. Speaking pleasantly to the girls. and he seemed to have carelessly into no idea at all that the City was threatened by rebels. Jinjur's Army of Revolt The Guardian of the Gate at once looked at them curiously.
"We "But we impatiently. gazing from one to another. admiringly. " Still. The poor man howled loudly for mercy and made no resistance when Jinjur drew the bunch of keys from around his neck. fiercely. dangerous thing to conquer a city?' "We are not afraid!' responded the General. we mean to conquer the Emer- gracious!' returned the surprised Guardian of the Gates." said the Guardian. Jinjur's Army of Revolt you must surrender!" exclaimed the Gen- are revolting!' "You don't look it.Gen. For immediately he was surrounded by a crowd of girls who drew the knitting-needles from their hair and began jabbing them at the Guardian with the sharp points dangerously near his fat cheeks and blinking eyes. stamping her foot. ald City!" are!' "and cried Jinjur. and she looked so determined that it made the Guardian uneasy. and milk the Don't you know it's a cows and bake the bread. "what a nonsensical idea! Go "Good to home your mothers. Followed by her Army the General 92 now rushed . So he rang the bell for the Soldier with the Green Whiskers. and the next minute was sorry he had done so. my good girls. eral.
GENERAL JINJUR AND HER ARMY CAPTURE THE 93 CITY. .
But if you'll wait a short time I'll try to hunt them up. how now? ' Would you soldier. and pointed his long gun full to the gateway. the gun isn't loaded!' "Hooray. delighted at this good news. shoot a poor. in the face of the leader. Then she turned to her Army and cried: "Girls. Jinjur's Army of Revolt where she was confronted by the which was the other name for Royal Army of Oz the Soldier with the Green Whiskers." shrieked the rebels. "Halt!' he cried." said Jinjur. cheerfully." "for my gun isn't "Not loaded?" "No. Some of the girls screamed and ran back. but said. and they proceeded to rush upon the Soldier with the Green Whiskers in such a crowd that it was a wonder they didn't stick the knitting-needles into one another. General Jinjur bravely stood her ground and reproachfully: "Why. for fear of accidents.Gen." "Don't trouble yourself. And I've forgotten where I hid the powder and shot to load it with." replied the loaded. defenceless girl ? "No. But the Royal Army of Oz was too much afraid 94 .
Jinjur's Army of Revolt He simply of women to meet the onslaught. Revolt had become an Army of Conquerors! 95 . while General Jinjur and her this mob flocked into the unprotected City. turned about and ran with all his might through the gate and toward the royal palace.Gen. In way was the Emerald City captured with- The Army of out a drop of blood being spilled.
for they stopped to dig emeralds out of the walls The and paving-stones with the points of their knittingSo the Soldier and the boy reached the needles. his clothes in sad disarray and his long beard floating a yard behind him as he ran.carccrow ns an escape Tip slipped away from the swiftly after and followed the Soldier with the Green Whiskers. palace before the news had spread that the City was conquered. who came flying in without his hat or gun. . girls invading army entered the City more slowly. The Scarecrow and Jack Pumpkinhead were still playing at quoits in the courtyard when the game was interrupted by the abrupt entrance of the Royal Army of Oz.
" The Soldier hastened to do at his heels." said the Scarecrow. The City your Majesty! is conquered!' gasped the Royal Army. to throw a quoit. having caught sight of Tip. terrible Saw-Horse ran away with me." said the Scarecrow. "This is quite sudden. but the Pumpkinhead." "I suspected it." Are you cracked at said Tip. "But of the please go and bar all the doors and windows "Oh! your Majesty palace. "and his Majesty has been very kind indeed to me. my man? the Soldier. ambled toward the boy as fast as his wooden legs would go. calmly. addressing "What's wrong.The Scarecrow Plans an Escape "Tally one for me. who had arrived remained in the courtyard to look at the Scarecrow with wondering eyes. all?' That "Did you get hurt? arrived safely. lightedly. "Good afternoon. noble parent!' he cried. I At this moment the Soldier with the Green Whiskers returned. His Majesty continued to throw the quoits as coolly as if no danger threatened his throne. and the Scarecrow asked: 98 . who was all out of breath. while Tip." "No. de- "I'm glad to see you are here." answered Jack. he added. while I show this Pumpkinhead how this.
honestly. who has conquered me? ! "A still regiment of corners oi gathered from the four the Land of Oz." replied the Soldier." "Where can you go?" asked Jack Pumpkinhead.The Scarecrow Plans an Escape "By the way. "and consider a means to escape." I "Then am really in it Majesty. to my friend the Tin Woodman. thought." remarked Tip. just because I happen for it's a tiresome job to rule over the to be the King. "that they intend to make a rag carpet of your outside and stuff their sofa-cushions with your inside. But I hope the Conquerors have no intention of injuring me." said the Scarecrow. who / danger. "Your Standing Army was running. pale with fear. "I don't mind much the Emerald And this crown is so heavy that it makes City. at the time?' "But where was my Standing Army inquired gravely. my head ache." answered the fellow." declared his will be wise for me to 99 . positively. "for no man could face the terrible weapons of the invaders. "Why. after a moment's loss of my throne. looking at the Soldier. his Majesty. girls." "Well." "I heard them say. with some hesitation.
: ' '" ' '' ' ' . rzfj* } "K%i^ AC>a5^?B ^^^^v?^^fr^^Sr~~ '''"'\ -' . .. "The palace is surrounded by the enemy. protect me.' ' ..-.-':>':." was the answer.- - /? %1 m$$^ '"' t'T-"v"<i'." said 100 . rules over the Winkles.' ] : . ') E-||Pffi --'. ." Tip was looking out of the window. - ' I ' .. and calls himself their Em"I am sure he will peror. ' '.
there! Don't worry. "If any of these girls understand cooking. ' more serious than the I suspected. They would soon tear you to pieces. "it is always Please excuse a good thing to pause and reflect." protested Jack. "It is too late to escape." The Scarecrow "In an emergency." "You." returned the Scarecrow.The Scarecrow Plans an Escape he." he announced." answered the Scarecrow." "But we also are in danger. sighed. me while I pause and reflect." "There. "I'm liable to spoil. even if they know how!' "But should I remain here a prisoner for any length of time. liable to live for many My life is necessarily So I must take advantage of the few days that remain to me." said the Pumpkinhead. "they're too busy to cook." short. my end is not far off! "Nonsense!' exclaimed the Scarecrow." "Ah! then you would not be fit to associate "The matter is with. anxiously." So the others waited in patient silence while the Scarecrow walked to a corner and stood with his 101 . "if you'll keep quiet long enough for me to think. gloomily. "are years. I'll try to find some way for us all to escape. said Pumpkinhead. soothingly.
musingly. I gave him a heaping peck of sawdust. the Saw-Horse you rode here?' he asked the Pumpkinhead. he must make a dash through the ranks of the rebels and carry us to my friend the Tin Woodman. and presently they heard the clattering of the horse's wooden legs upon The he was led into the courtyard. horse here at once." said the Scarecrow." said Jack. "It pleases me very much." " Excellent!' cried the Scarecrow. bearing upon his Scarecrow." added the Soldier. your he had made a Majesty. "Bring the Oh." Soldier hastened away. gazing us upon the Saw- back. fearing blunder. "Then. I said he was a jewel. "It was the only place I could think of. "but I suppose he can run?' the pavement as " He can. "Has " the animal been fed?' yes. indeed." said Tip. "He doesn't seem especially graceful.The Scarecrow Plans an Escape face to the wall for a end of that good five minutes. "Why. and so your man locked him up in the royal treasury. 102 ." he remarked. At the time he faced them with a more cheer- ful expression "Where is upon his painted face." announced the Horse admiringly. His Majesty regarded the steed critically.
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can't carry four!'
"No, but he his Majesty. "I
objected Tip. be induced to carry three," said
shall therefore leave
For, from the ease with which he was
conquered, I have little confidence in his powers." "Still, he can run," declared Tip, laughing.
"I expected this blow," said the Soldier, sulkily; I shall "but I can bear it. disguise myself by cutting off
And, after all, lovely green whiskers. more dangerous to face those reckless girls
than to ride
"Perhaps you are right," observed his Majesty. "But, for my part, not being a soldier, I am fond of And danger. Now, my boy, you must mount first. neck as possible." please sit as close to the horse's Tip climbed quickly to his place, and the Soldier
and the Scarecrow managed to hoist the Pumpkinhead to a seat just behind him. There remained so little space for the King that he was liable to
off as soon as the horse started.
clothesline," said the
"Fetch a "and tie us
King to his Army, Then if one falls off we
will all fall off."
while the Soldier was gone for the clothesline his Majesty continued, "it is well for me to be
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"I have to be as careful as you do," said Jack. "Not exactly," replied the Scarecrow; "for if anything happened to me, that would be the end
anything happened to you, they
could use you for seed." The Soldier now returned with a long line and
tied all three firmly together, also lashing them to the body of the Saw-Horse; so there seemed little
danger of their tumbling off. "Now throw open the gates,"
a dash to liberty or
which they were standing was located in the center of the great palace, which surrounded it on all sides. But in one place a passage led to an outer gateway, which the Soldier had barred by order of his sovereign. It was through this gateway his Majesty proposed to escape, and the Royal Army now led the Saw-Horse along the passage and unbarred the gate, which swung backward with a loud crash. "Now," said Tip to the horse, "you must save us
can you J
gate of the O
anything stop you." answered the Saw-Horse, gruffly, right!' and dashed away so suddenly that Tip had to gasp
"WE WILL MAKE
TO LIBERTY OR TO
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and hold firmly
to the post he
into the creature's neck.
stood outside guarding the palace, were knocked over bv the Saw-Horse's mad rush. Others ran screamingD out of the way, one or two Jiabbed their knitting-needles and only O J
Several of the
Tip got one frantically at the escaping prisoners. small prick in his left arm, which smarted for an
hour afterward- but the needles had no effect upon the Scarecrow or jack Pumpkinhead, who never even suspected they were being prodded. As tor the Saw-Horse, he made a wonderful
record, upsetting a
a fussy little fat woman Gate appointed bv General Jinjur. Xor did the impetuous charger stop then. Once he dashed outside the walls of the Emerald City j along the road to the West with fast and violent leaps that shook the breath out of the boy and filled the Scarecrow with wonder. Jack had ridden at this mad rate once before, so he devoted every effort to holding, with both hands, his pumpkin head upon its stick, enduring meantime the dreadful jolting with the courage of a
meek new Guardian
overturning several looking men, and finally bowling over the
THE WOODEN STEED GAVE ONE FINAL
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"Slow him up!
Slow him up!'
But Tip had no breath to speak, so the SawHorse continued his wild career unchecked and with unabated speed. Presently they came to the banks of a wide river, and without a pause the wooden steed gave one final leap and launched them all in mid-air. A second later they were rolling, splashing and bobbing about in the water, the horse struggling frantically to find a rest for its feet and its riders being first plunged beneath the rapid current and
then floating upon the surface like corks.
"I only use it is pleases me to be able to call you a fool. does that word <fool' mean?' enquired "It what a term of reproach." ." said the horse." answered Tip. in return. someashamed of the expression. "What the horse.^ T.e Jourivev . "For I did not make 109 when I am "Then it angry. you fool! Keep still!" The horse at once ceased struggling and floated calmly upon the surface. but he managed to lean forward and shout in the ear of the Saw-Horse: "Keep still.iiv Tip was well soaked and dripping water from every angle of his body. its wooden body being as buoyant as a raft.
with its gorgeous clothing. your majesty?' The Scarecrow groaned. With some difficulty the boy managed to get his knife out of his pocket and cut the cords that bound the riders to one another and to the wooden heard the Scarecrow fall to the ground with a mushy sound. nor put it to the in Tin Woodman reproach is fit our way. "so I will acknowledge myself in the wrong. so only a term ot for one who becomes angry with me for falling into the water." replied Tip." Then he called is "That out to the Pumpkinhead: "are you all right. 110 He ." quite evident. The wooden body. Tip was bound so tightly by the cord that he could not turn his head to look at his companions." he said. and although their progress was slow they finally reached the opposite river bank at a place where it was low enough to enable the creature to scramble The upon dry land." horse obeyed. horse.The Journey the river. "I'm all wrong. somehow. so he said to the Saw-Horse: " Paddle with your legs toward the shore. in a weak "How very wet this water is!' voice. So the boy called to the King: "are you all right. Jack?' There was no reply. and then he himself quickly dismounted and looked at his friend Jack.
but the pumpkin head was gone.The Journey still to the Tin Woodman horse's back. but the head was now so damp and limp that the weight of the gold and jewels sagged forward and crushed the painted face into a the lower part of his body mass of wrinkles that made him look exactly like a Japanese pug dog. was all there. and only the sharpened stick that served for a neck was visible. But the Scarecrow. which had been sewed on to prevent his losing it. which gently bobbed up and down with the motion of the waves. At that moment it was quite out of Tip's reach. while the pumpkin head that was so necessary to Jack's existence was missing. so the boy seized a long pole that fortu- nately lay near at hand and anxiously turned again toward the river. Far out upon the waters he sighted the golden hue of the pumpkin. however damaged. had he not been so Tip would have laughed anxious about his man Jack. As for the sat upright upon the Scarecrow. Upon his head the Scarecrow still wore the heavy crown. the straw in his body had shaken down with the jolting and packed itself into his legs and which appeared very plump and round while his upper half seemed like an empty sack. but after a time it floated nearer and still nearer until the boy 111 .
TIP RESCUES JACK'S PUMPKIN HEAD. 112 .
cat. my head isn't cracked in the least." "Care once killed a that I "Then. "then my days are numbered. a reply was necessary." "Oh. and spread it out in the sun The wet clothing he hung over the body to dry." 113 . "What a dreadful experience! spoil I wonder if water is liable to pumpkins?' Tip did not think knew help. seriously." said Jack.The Journey to the Tin Woodman was able to reach it with his pole and draw it to the Then he brought it to the top of the bank. must be in fairly good condition. you ing. placed the head upon "Dear me!' were Jack's first words. pumpkins." retorted the boy. "Then don't worry. the water from its pumpkin face with carefully wiped his handkerchief. of the Saw-Horse." "I've never noticed that water spoils pumpkins." observed Jack." declared "If water spoils Jack. more cheerfully. "I am very glad indeed am not a cat." returned Tip. shore. and ran with it to Jack and rethe man's neck. my friend. with a deep sigh. for he that the Scarecrow also stood in need of his So he carefully removed the straw from the King's body and legs. "unless the water happens to be boilIf your head isn't cracked.
" So they remounted the Saw-Horse. 114 . But come! Let us resume our journey. my boy. as very much. and Tip Majesty's straw so that the warm rays might absorb the moisture and make it as crisp and When this had been accomplished he dry as ever. he walked about and found himself to be well balanced. we'll discover the fact ourselves.The Journey The sun was stirred fast to the Tin Woodman up his drying their clothing. When your golden youth has decayed we shall quickly but you needn't look forward to part company it. stuffed the Scarecrow into symmetrical shape and smoothed out his face so that he wore his usual gay and charming expression. with an anxious ring in his voice." "Not gaily. "Thank you brightly. and the Scarecrow with both arms around the wooden form of Jack. is old age. not at all!" replied the Scarecrow. said Jack. the Pumpkinhead clinging to Tip. "There are several distinct ad- For if one has vantages in being a Scarecrow. nothing very serious can happen to you. Tip holding to the post. and notify you." said the monarch. friends near at hand to repair damages. I am anxious to greet my friend the Tin Woodman." "I wonder if hot sunshine is liable to crack pumpkins. at all "All you need fear.
TIP STUFFS 115 THE SCARECROW WITH DRY STRAW. .
"Aren't y u a kinheac." "Do Stinging Bees injure pumpkins?" asked Jack. us to quarrel." said Tip to his steed. "can't you protect me from insult?' "To be sure!' answered Tip. politely. fitting reply to this speech." he growled." declared the Saw-Horse. soothingly. viciously. so glancing around fearfully. "See here. you know. in a voice rather gruff. "All right!' responded the creature. "They are all dead. rode along in silence.The Journey "Go to the Tin Woodman slowly. "he loses his head too easily to suit me. It was upon this I once saved Dorothy from the grassy knoll that Stinging Bees of the Wicked Witch of the West. little hoarse? 1 asked the Pump- The Saw-Horse gave an angry prance and rolled one knotty eye backward toward Tip." have nothing more to do with that Pumpkinhead." replied 116 . so it doesn't matter. for now there is no danger of pursuit." "I'll There seemed no for a time they After a while the Scarecrow remarked: "This reminds me of old times. we must all remain good friends. "I am And it will not do for sure Jack meant no harm.
bye and bye." 117 . "And here is where the Winged Monkeys captured and bound us." "Who was Nick Chopper?' asked Tip. with a shiver of fear. yawning wearily. Twilight fell. who owns the Golden Cap that commands their services. for the Winged Monkeys are now the slaves of Glinda the Good." said the boy.The Journey the Scarecrow. after they had traveled a little way farther. reflectively. So Tip stopped the horse and they all proceeded to dismount. "Do Winged Monkeys ever eat pumpkins?' little asked Jack." said the Scarecrow. And the SawHorse rocked and rolled over the flower-strewn ********* fields and carried its riders swiftly upon their way. Then the stuffed monarch became recalling the days of past adventures. Let us lie down here and sleep until morning. and flew "And away with little Dorothy. but you have cause to worry. "That is the name of my friend the Tin Woodman. lost in thought. "I'm tired out. to the here is Tin Woodman where Nick Chopper destroyed the Wicked Witch's Grey Wolves." he continued. "and the grass is soft and cool. and then the dark shadows of night. "I do not know." answered his Majesty.
so we must strive to be considerate of one another. And since this poor boy is hungry and has nothing whatever to eat." said the Scarecrow. me. scornfully. if you knew you were liable to spoil!' retorted Jack. "You might be a coward yourself. the Scarecrow. boy. let us all remain 118 . gets w e must have consideration for this poor who is made of flesh and blood and bone. meekly. "Still. "I hope you are not fond of eating pumpkins. "There! "don't let us quarrel." suggested thoughtful manner." "Not unless they're stewed and made into pies. gloomily." said Tip. "I do not even know what sleep is. and r tired." "What a coward that Pumpkinhead is!" said the Saw-Horse.The Journey to the Tin Woodman "I can't sleep. "but I can't help it. way with little Dorothy." said Jack. laughing. in his usual "I remember it was the same We always had to sit through the night while she slept." "So have no fears of answered the boy. angrily. there!' interrupted the Scarecrow. We all have our weaknesses." "I'm sorry. And I'm dreadfully hungry." said the Saw-Horse. "I never do. dear friends. friend Jack. too!' " "Here is a new danger! remarked Jack.
The Journey quiet and allow sleep a mortal is to the to sleep . using the stuffed form of the Scarecrow He was presently fast asleep. gratefully. Tin for it Woodman is him said that in "Thank you! Majesty is may " forget even hunger. 119 . "Your and that fully as good as you are wise saying a good deal!' then stretched himself upon the grass and." exclaimed Tip. for a pillow.
The Scarecrow became greatly animated at this sight.ickcl-Flaied Emperor Tip awoke soon after dawn. "Yes. After an hour's ride they reached the summit of a hill from whence they espied the City of the Winkies and noted the tall domes of the Emperor's palace rising from the clusters of more modest dwellings. and afterward the little party resumed its journey. with his clumsy fingers. These the boy ate greedily. finding them an ample breakfast. indeed. a double-handful of ripe berries from some bushes near by. but the Scarecrow had already risen and plucked. They invited him 121 to rule over . and exclaimed: "How the Tin delighted I shall be to see I my old friend rules his Woodman again! hope that he people more successfully than I have ruled mine!' "Is the Tin Woodman the Emperor of the Winkies?' asked the horse.
as The Saw-Horse now ambled forward so fast that its at a pace had hard work to stick upon its back. "and the Country of the Winkies is only a Kingdom." "Don't mention that to the Tin Woodman!' exclaimed the Scarecrow. the Emperor." The man looked from one to another of the party in an embarrassed way." 122 ." said Tip. dressed in a uniform of silver Said cloth. came forward to assist them to alight. The Emperor is not receiving this morning. has every reason to be. so there was little further conversation until they drew up beside the palace steps. feelings terribly. earnestly.A N i c k e 1- PI a t e d Emperor them soon after the Wicked Witch was destroyed." "I thought that hurt he and it pleases him to be termed Emperor rather than King. "You would < able emperor." replied the boy. An aged Winkie." "I'm sure it makes no difference to me. and finally answered: "I fear I must ask you to wait for a time. and as Nick Chopper has the best heart in all the world I am sure he has proved an excellent and Emperor' was the title of a person who rules an empire. riders the Scarecrow to this personage: "Show us at once to your master. his He is a proud man.
"My friend was ever inclined to be a dandy. 123 . anx"I hope nothing has happened to him. with a polite bow. greatly reassured. how I'm sparkling sure the Emperor will receive us. "Oh. the Scarecrow exclaimed at bears the "If it his wit same in polish. I see!' cried the Scarecrow." "He is.A Nickel-Plated Emperor is enquired the Scarecrow." "Good Gracious!' hearing this. and I suppose he is now more proud than ever of his personal appearance. and just now his august presence is thickly smeared with putz-pomade." So the party followed the servant into a splendid ante-room." him of receive his commands conwill venture to tell is cerning you. "Our mighty Emperor has lately caused himself to be nickel-plated." "Oh. no. your arrival. that?' "How "But this is his Majesty's day for being polished." returned the man. even in his present state." said the man. having no knowledge that a horse might be expected to remain outside. indeed." must be! But show us "The Emperor's said the state man." iously. "But I and will always magnificent. and the Saw-Horse ambled awkwardly after them. nothing serious.
gazed at these things in silent admiration they suddenly heard a loud voice in the visitors While the next room exclaim: "Well! well! well! What a great surprise!' And then the door burst open and Nick Chopper rushed into their midst and caught the Scarecrow in a close and loving embrace that creased him into many folds and wrinkles. joyfully. Dorothy. that act of presenting the Tin covered almost one entire Woodman with a heart. "how delighted I am to meet you once again!' 124 . the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow: the lines of the engraving being traced upon the silver in On the walls hung several yellow gold. of the Scarecrow seeming to be the most prominent and carefully executed. in the portraits. "My dear old friend! My noble comrade!' cried the Tin Woodman. while a large painting of the famous Wizard of Oz. richly engraved with from the past adventures of the Tin Woodman. end of the room. Upon a handsome center-table stood scenes a large silver oil-can. and even the Scarecrow seemed impressed as he examined the rich hangings of silver cloth caught up into knots and fastened with tiny silver axes.A Nickel-Plated Emperor The travelers were at first somewhat awed by their surroundings.
.CAUGHT THE SCARECROW 125 IN A CLOSE AND LOVING EMBRACE.
my friend.A Nickel-Plated Emperor then he released the Scarecrow and held him at arms' length while he surveyed the beloved." said Jack. tion of his toilet had quite forgotten the condiand had rubbed the thick coating of paste from " his Dear me " ' own body to that of his comrade. I must admit. dolefully. " What mind. "You are not very substantial. how came your Majesty here? and who are your com' a mess I'm in! " Never panions? The Scarecrow. with great politeness. painted features." "Won't I be mangled?' asked the Scarecrow. alas! the face of the Scarecrow and many portions of his body bore great blotches of putzpomade. "But tell me. 126 . in his eagerness to And welcome his friend. humbly. "I'll send you to my Imperial Laundry. ! said the Scarecrow." said the Emperor. But. and therefore worthy to become a member of our select society." returned the Tin Woodman. and the latter personage seemed to interest the Tin Woodman greatly. "but you are certainly unusual. for the Tin Woodman. introduced Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead." "I thank your Majesty. " "No. indeed! was the reply. and you'll come out as good as new.
"I hope you are enjoying good health? tinued the Woodman. neatly soldered 127 . "but I am in constant terror of the day when shall spoil." but in a kindly." Tip. was looking at the Woodman with undisguised amazement. sympathetic tone. yes. dampen For today's sun with the showers of tomorrow. with sigh." replied the Pumpkinhead. and noticed that the celebrated Emperor of the Winkles was composed entirely of pieces of tin. and in that way it may be preserved indefsaid the "Nonsense!" Emperor initely. during this conversation. I beg of you. a I con- "At present. before your head has time to spoil you can have it canned. "Do not.
but in the main he seemed to be most cleverly constructed. but covers my very neatly the patch made by the Wonderful Wizard when he placed that valued organ in my breast with his own skillful hands. thought. a happy was the more necesI You will observe adventurous experiences. It not only indicates where my excellent heart lies. curiously. his improved appearance." said Nick. "and it sary because I had become somewhat scratched during confess. This was accom- and when the Emperor returned his nickel-plated body shone so magnificently that the Scarecrow heartily congratulated him on plished in a short time. 128 ." "Is your heart. so he begged his friends to excuse him while he retired to his private apartment and allowed his servants to polish him. and his appearance was only marred by the thick coating of polishing-paste that covered him from head to foot. this engraved star upon my left breast. He rattled and clanked a little. as he moved.A N i ck el-Pi a t e d Emperor and riveted together into the form of a man. "That nickel-plate was. a hand-organ?' asked the Pumpkinhead. boy's intent gaze caused the Tin Woodman to remember that he was not in the most present- The able condition. then.
who was both shocked and surprised. "that "Dear me! the castle they intend to march here and capture and city of the Tin Woodman." was the reply. quickly." responded the Emperor. "and these females are also of the opinion that men have ruled the land long enough.A Nickel-Plated Emperor "By no means. with strictly dignity. So they have captured my city." "Ah! we must not give them time to do that. a larger orthodox heart. I am convinced. dear friend ? ' my "I cannot say." What an extraordinary idea!' cried the Emperor. "What surely do not complain of your wise and gracious rule?' "No. "It is. robbed the treasury of all its jewels." Then he turned to the Scarecrow and asked: "Are your subjects happy and contented." "Great Goodness!' cried the Tin Woodman." said Tip." said the Emperor. "we 129 will go at once and . "And I heard some of them say." answered the Scarecrow. although somewhat and warmer than most people possess. but they say it is a poor rule that don't a calamity! They work both ways. and are running things to suit themselves. "for the girls of Oz have risen in revolt and driven me out of the Emerald City.
. THE SCARECROW.RENOVATING 130 HIS MAJESTY.
forgetting his recent quarrel with the quadruped. "How large an army can you assemble?' "We do not need an army. and it approached so awkwardly that it nearly upset the beautiful centertable and the engraved oil-can.A Nickel-Plated Emperor recapture the Emerald City and place the Scarecrow again upon his throne." remarked the Scarecrow in a pleased voice." five. "that wonders will never cease How came this creature alive ? "I did it with a magic powder. "Yes. The Tin Woodman looked around him in a puzzled way. for the Saw-Horse had until now remained quietly standing in a corner. "and the Saw-Horse has been very useful ' ! to us." remarked the Tin Woodman as he looked earnestly at the Saw-Horse." replied the Woodman." "I was sure you would help me. "We four. repeated the Tin Woodman. are enough to strike terror into the hearts of the rebels. Tip immediately called the odd- looking creature to them. with the aid of my gleaming axe. the Saw-Horse is brave and fearless. "I begin to think." modestly asserted the boy. where the Emperor had not noticed him." "We "Five?' corrected the Pumpkinhead." 131 ." answered Jack.
and although in no way addicted to vanity he 132 crown polished and again the Tin Woodman insisted . and his sewed upon his head." called his The Emperor Lord High Chancellor and instructed him how to run the kingdom during his absence." added the Scarecrow. I Perhaps you do. for he should not renounce this badge of royalty." "Well. him as a comrade." said the Emperor. The Scarecrow now presented a very respectable appearance." the Saw-Horse answered for himself. so let us quickly tions to start " make prepara- upon our journey. precious just now. and should prove an interesting study. pressed by the Imperial tailors. "A live tinct novelty. "Then we must surely accept declared the Emperor." Saw-Horse is a dis- Does he know anything?' cannot claim any great experience in life. and often it occurs to me that I know more than any of those around me. Meanwhile the Scarecrow was taken apart and the painted sack that served him for a head was carefully laundered and restuffed with the brains originally given him by His clothes were also cleaned the and great Wizard.A N "He i c k el-Pi a t e d Emperor enabled us to escape the rebels. "for experiBut time is ence does not always mean wisdom. "but I seem to learn very quickly.
While this was being done Tip mended the wooden limbs of Jack Pumpkinhead and made them stronger than before. Then the Tin Woodman bearing upon his shoulder a gleaming axe and leading the way. and the SawHorse was also inspected to see if he was in good working order. while the Pumpkinhead rode upon the Saw-Horse and Tip and the Scarecrow walked upon either side to make sure that he didn't fall off or become damaged.A Nickel-Plated Emperor was quite pleased with himself and strutted a trifle as he walked. 133 . bright and early the next morning they set out upon the return journey to the Emerald City.
and promised her large rewards if she come to the assistance of the rebel army. the Now. for the people of Oz had not yet forgotten the deeds of these famous heroes. it would mean danger to her and her entire army. that if his Majesty and the Tin Woodman joined forces. you commanded the Army of Revolt witch.XE will remember. would Tip had played upon her. and with good reason. as well as at his escape and the theft of the precious Powder of Life.Mr HM oggleBug. So Jinjur sent post-haste for old Mombi. General Jinjur who. so she needed no urging was furious at the trick 135 Mombi . She feared. was rendered very uneasy by the escape of the Scarecrow from the Emerald City. who had passed successfully through so many startling adventures.
who had made Tip one of their friends. my dear friend. room high up in a tower and locked herself in while she practised such arts as she could command to Scarecrow and his comprevent the return of the Mombi had no panions. already lost our way. ers life.Mr. Woggle-Bug. induce her to travel to the Emerald City to in defeating the Scarecrow and the Tin assist Jinjur Woodman. to sooner arrived at the royal palace than she discovered. That was why the Tin and said: Woodman presently stopped I "Something very curious has happened. H. ought know by heart yet I fear we have to and every step of this journey. that we is have gone astray?' "Why. T. only to find that they were indeed surrounded by a field of At these tall stalks. And top a gigantic not only were these flowers almost its 136 . that the adventurers were starting upon their jourso she retired to a small ney to the Emerald City. Scarequite impossible!' protested the "Why do you think. E. every stalk bearing at sunflower." here before us I is a great field of sunflowfield and never saw this before in all my words they all looked around. M. by means of her secret magic." "That crow.
M.Mr. T. and the travelers plainly saw a face appear in the center of each flower. the Tin Woodman uttered a cry of impatience and advanced with swinging axe to cut down the stalks before him. These girl's band with lovely faces looked upon the astonished mocking smiles. H. despondently. "It would be heartless to chop creatures. his axe and sat down "and those pretty yet I do not know how else we can proceed upon our way." to "They looked me faces of strangely like the 137 . "Stop! stop!' cried Tip. blinding in their vivid hues of red and gold. but each one whirled around upon its stalk like a miniature wind-mill. seizing the Woodman's arm. E. At moment The Tin Woodman dropped down upon the ground. and then burst into a chorus of merry laughter at the dismay their appearance caused. exclaimed Tip. hesitating and wondering. "they're alive! they're girls!' the flowers began whirling again." said he. While they paused. Woggle-Bug. completely dazzling the vision of the beholders and so mystifying them that they knew not which way "It's witchcraft!' to turn. and the faces faded away and were lost in the rapid that revolutions. But now the sunflowers suddenly stopped their rapid whirling.
" My So the Pumpkinhead rode boldly forward. you must ride quickly forward. "Nevertheless. "and that someone is playing a trick upon us. T. Probably an and than there are no illusion. Tin Woodman brought up the rear. you must not imagine we are all built in the same way. "My eyes Because you happen to are not painted to shut. "But cannot conceive how the girls could have followed Army us here so quickly. the I of Revolt." Mombi do sunflowers here at "Then let us shut our eyes and walk forward. H. Woggle-Bug.Mr. nothing more all. "and we will follow after you and so try to escape. 138 ." said Jack." replied the Scarecrow." said Tip. positively. I've known old it's things like that before." mused the Scarecrow. and before they had gone many yards a joyful shout from Jack announced that the way was clear before them." "And the eyes of the Saw-Horse are knot eyes." commanded Tip. E. "Excuse me. eyes are already so dazzled that I can scarcely see." "I believe it's magic. have tin eyelids." suggested the Woodman. M. and Tip grasped the stub tail of the Saw-Horse and folThe Scarecrow and the lowed with closed eyes. leaning forward to examine them.
The Pumpkinhead was and his history pitched high into at that would probably have ended exact moment had not the Tin Woodman caught the pumpkin as it skillfully descended and saved from injury. from the rabbit hole it was found to be broken short off". However. other difficulties lay before them. but not a trace of the field of sunflowers remained. the air. "If there were trees near by I might soon manufacture another leg for this animal. H. and must be replaced or repaired before he could go a step farther. Woggle-Bug. they proceeded upon their journey. T. M. but I cannot see it even a shrub for miles around. "This is quite serious. no witch-craft could change the course of the sun. E. The Saw-Horse stepped into a rabbit hole and fell to the ground. paused to look backward. but old Mombi had so changed the appearance of the landscape that they would surely have been lost had not the Scarecrow wisely conFor cluded to take their direction from the sun. and it was therefore a safe guide. For when his leg was pulled not escape so easily.Mr." said the Tin Woodman. cheerfully. Tip soon had it fitted to the neck again and reBut the Saw-Horse did placed Jack upon his feet. all Then More now." 139 .
THE TIN WOODMAN SKILLFULLY CAUGHT THE PUMPKIN .
brains working." said Tip. and discovered coming toward them the most extraordinary object It advanced quickly and they had ever beheld. Presently the Tin Woodman raised his head and looked over the fields. E. H. The others followed his gaze. "but pride a is my injured to find that little my anatomy is so brittle." returned the Saw-Horse. T. M. disconsolately. "Then what "I suppose I shall we do?' enquired start the boy. Woggle-Bug. hurt?' asked the Tin Woodman. while the Saw-Horse occupied itself by gazing So they sat in a curiously upon it "Does soft. "for experience has taught me that I can do anything if I but take time must my to think it out.Mr. "And there are neither fences nor houses in this part of the land of Oz." "Let we row upon the grass and began to think. "Not in the least. For time the 141 ." added the Scarecrow." group remained in silent thought." replied his Majesty the Scarecrow." us all think. "and perhaps shall find a way to repair the Saw-Horse. broken limb. its in a sympathetic voice. "What sort of creature is that which approaches us?' he asked. wonderingly.
turned it over and over. WOGGLE-BUG. enjoying excellent health." courteous speech it extended a card toward the Scarecrow. an aggregation. and then handed it with a shake of his With head to Tip. M. The stranger removed his bowed very politely." . Woggle-Bug. 142 T. and in a few minutes stood before the adventurers and regarded them with an astonishment equal to their own. T. H. Permit to present this me my card. I hope you are. H. E. and then responded: "Good morning. M. The boy read aloud: " MR. E.Mr. who accepted it. low. one and as all. The Scarecrow was calm under all circumstances. hat with a flourish. noiselessly over the soft grass "Good morning!' he said.
.THE STRANGER REMOVED HIS HAT WITH A FLOURISH.
not occur to you that I am several thousand times greater than any Woggle-Bug you ever saw before? Therefore it is plainly evident that I am Highly Magnified. the Pumpkinhead." The Scarecrow viewed the stranger critically. are you. and there is no good reason why you should doubt the fact. I see. H. "Are you really a Woggle-Bug?' enquired the very peculiar!' "How Scarecrow." said the Woggle-Bug." said the Scarecrow." returned the Scarecrow.Mr. also. "I take you for a "And ' Does it gentleman of judgment and discernment.' means Highly Magnified. brains are slightly mixed since I was last Would it be improper for me to ask. T. Tip's eyes were round and wondering. M. "But I ask what may <H. briskly. "Oh. M. "My laundered. staring said the Tin Woodman.' stands for?" "<H. my dear sir!' answered the stranger. in truth. M." "Pardon me.' at the end of your name stands 143 for?' . proudly." returned the Woggle-Bug. E. "Dear me!" ejaculated somewhat intently. highly magnified ? "Sir. and the Saw-Horse uttered a sigh and turned away its head. Woggle-Bug. what the <T. "Most certainly. "Is not my name upon the card?' "It is. E.
" and its ears from the upper points bore antennae that decorated the sides of its head like two miniature. Its arms were fully as slender as its legs. blending together at the edges. except that its nose ended in a curling antenna." answered the Woggle-Bug. It must be admitted that the round. For dress the insect wore a dark-blue swallowtail coat with a yellow silk lining and a flower in the button-hole. Tip had not yet taken his eyes off this wonderful personage. like What he saw was upward. while the front was striped with alternate bands of light brown and white. T. "Those letters express my degree. Woggle-Bug. H. the initials mean that I am Thoroughly Educated.Mr. "To be more explicit. M." "Oh!' said the Scarecrow. much relieved. round. and upon a rather not unlike the long neck was perched its head head of a man. E. a vest of white duck that stretched body supported upon ended in delicate feet the a great. with a condescending smile. but the expression upon the Woggle-Bug's face was by no means unpleasant. black eyes were rather bulging in appearance. curling pig tails. bugtwo slender legs which toes curling The body of 144 . and judging from what could be seen of it was of a glistening dark brown color upon the back. the Woggle-Bug was rather flat. or "feeler.
" "You indeed. its knickerbockers small of gilt fawn-colored plush." continued the stranger. set perched upon tall head. "It affords me great pleas- ure to surprise people. will be better gladly relate my history. T. so that you able to comprehend my unusual may I say remarkable ? appearance. E. briefly. however." agreed his Majesty. "that your abrupt appearance has caused me surprise. tightly across the wide body. "If you will permit me to seat myself in your "I will august company. jauntily and. and no doubt has startled I hope. earnestly. that companions.Mr. probably get used -to you in time. 145 . for surely I canno! be classed with ordinary insects and am entitled to both curiosity and admiration from those are." "Do not apologize. M." said the Scarecrow." "You may say what you please. H. Standing upright before our amazed friends the Woggle-Bug appeared to be fully as tall as the Tin all the Land of Woodman. Woggle-Bug. was a silk hat. We shall this circumstance will not distress you. I beg of you!' returned the my Woggle-Bug. i "I confess." answered the Tin Woodman. and surely no bug Oz had ever before attained so enormous a size. I meet. fastened at the knees with buckles.
and told them the following story: 146 . H. M. So the Woggle-Bug sat down upon the grass.Mr. E. facing the little group of wanderers. Woggle-Bug. T.
-^if^^ -* r rlagiuJicd History but honest that I should acknowledge at the beginning of my recital that I was born an or"It is dinary Woggle-Bug. humble though I was. A horrible existence is this. for I wore no clothing." began the creature. but each morning the warm rays of the sun gave me new life and restored me to activity. but you must remember it is the regularly ordained existence of Woggle-Bugs. "The chill nights rendered me stiff and motionless. for a grander fate! 147 One day crawled near . in a frank and friendly tone.~-~^ _^ . as well as of many other tiny creatures that inhabit the earth. "But Destiny had I singled me out. I used my arms as well as my legs for walking. and crawled under the edges of stones or hid among the roots of grasses with no thought beyond rinding a few insects smaller than myself to feed upon. "Knowing no better.
many months. tive than the humble. 148 . for my greatest pride lies in the fact that the world cannot produce another Woggle-Bug with a tenth part of my own culture and erudition.' upon my Thoroughly Educated cards. "EdI'm educated ucation is a thing to be proud of. and my curiosity being excited by the monotonous hum of the students J enter and creep along a crack between two boards until I reached the far within. I resolved to establish my future home beside it. one noticed so small a creature as a WoggleBug. and when I found that the hearth was even warmer and more comfortable than the sunshine." "I do not blame you. and after a few days I began to listen to the lectures and discourses he Not one of them was more attengave his pupils. E. doubtless. where.A Highly Magnified History to a country school house. "Professor Nowitall is. in front of a hearth of glowing embers. So I found a charming nest between two bricks and hid myself therein for many. That is why place <T. sat the master at his desk. I made bold to end." said the Scarecrow. the most famous scholar in the land of Oz. unnoticed Woggle-Bug. The mess of brains given me by the Great myself. and I acquired in this way a fund of knowledge that I will I "No myself confess is simply marvelous.
sternly." continued the Bug. "Keep Jack. "a marvelous circumstance occurred that tered al- very existence and brought me to my present my pinnacle of greatness. abruptly. I believe. answered the obedient dear father." "Very well. "a good leg is more desirable than either. quiet!' commanded The Woggle-Bug spectfully story." said the Saw-Horse. "drinking of the ever-flowing fount of limpid knowlthirstily edge before me." ." "Quite poetical. nodding his head approvingly "But one day." "Nevertheless." interrupted the Tin Woodman. Tip." said he. "a good heart is." "To me.A Highly Magnified History is Wizard considered by my friends to be unexcelled. and then resumed "I must have lived fully three years in that secluded school-house hearth. much more desirable than education or brains. listened patiently even rehis to these remarks." "Could seeds be considered in the light of brains?' enquired the Pumpkinhead." commented the Scarecrow. The 149 "Caught me between and his thumb forefinger.
' said the Professor. 'this highly-magnified Woggle-Bug. highly-magnified state "The students stood up on their stools and craned their heads forward to get a better view of me. and two little girls jumped upon the sill of an open window where they could see more plainly. <I me between "<My Woggle-Bug his thumb and a very rare dear children/ said he. will get out my famous magnifying-glass and throw the insect upon a screen in a highly-magnified condition. one of the most curious insects in existence!' "Being Thoroughly Educated. that you may all study carefully its peculiar construction and become acquainted with its habits and manner of life. in a loud voice. have captured a is?' and interesting specimen. 'I "'Then. and knowing what is I required of a cultured gentleman. and before I could realize what had happened I found myself thrown upon a screen in a even as you now behold me. Do any of you know what a Woggle-Bug "'No!' yelled the scholars. "'Behold!' cried the Professor. at this juncture stood upright and. in chorus. and before of crawling across could escape he had caught forefinger.A Highly Magnified History me I Professor discovered in the act the hearth. placing my hand upon my 150 .' "He then brought from a cupboard a most curious instrument.
"THE STUDENTS STOOD UP ON THEIR 151 .
"The Professor uttered a cry of horror and rushed away through the door were injured by the after to see if the poor children followed state fall. The I scholars left him in a wild still mob. while the Professor picked the little girls off the who were more frightened than hurt ground. "It was. must have startled them. travel "So. while my superior culture would make me a fit associate for the most learned person I might chance to meet. My action. drawing her companion with her as she disappeared. indeed. I calmly walked out of the school-house. I was proud of my great size. and realized that now I could safely anywhere in the world. and the pupils clustered around him closely grouped." "Wonderful!' exclaimed the Pumpkinhead. turned a corner. being unexpected. "It immediately occurred to me that this was a good opportunity to escape." agreed the Woggle-Bug. admiringly. 152 "I . free to Highly-Magnified and do as I pleased. and in a was alone in the school-room.A little Highly Magnified History bosom. made a very polite bow. and escaped unnoticed to a grove of trees that stood near. for one of the girls perched fell scream and upon the window-sill gave a backward out the window.
" "I didn't to know at the before." said Tip. for even my excess- ive of little use knowledge would have proved me had I remained a tiny.A Highly Magnified History have never ceased to congratulate myself for escaping while I was Highly Magnified. insignificant insect. looking 153 .
"He was a good-hearted tailor. "that insects they." returned the stranger." said the Scarecrow." puzzled expression." 154 . in their natural state. as you probably know. must have been a good tailor. somewhat enviously." was the reply. < But in the course of my wanderings I had the good fortune to save the ninth life of a l "Nor do tailor tailors having." observed Nick Chopper. "so. at any rate. "He "Nowhere it is my in particular. "But where were you going. nine lives.A wore Highly Magnified History a Wogglc-Bug with clothes." said the Tin Woodman. The fellow was exceedingly grateful. does it not?" and the Woggle-Bug stood up and turned himself around slowly. you are welcome to travel in our company. so he begged permission to furnish with the stylish costume I now wear. for had he lost that ninth life it would have been the end of him. if it pleases you to do so. It fits very nicely. "although intention soon to visit the Emerald City and arrange to give a course of lectures to select audiences on the 'Advantages of Magnification/ "We are bound for the Emerald City now. that all might me examine his person. when you met us?' Tip asked the Woggle-Bug. like cats.
for nowhere of Oz could I hope to meet with so congenial a company. "Yes." . my brains are working well today." suggested the magnified one. un- than yourself. let us bend our steps toward the Emerald City." are you But pardon me if I seem inquisitive is "That true. an accent of pride in his voice." admitted the Scarecrow." said Tip. "We And we can't leave the horse behind because the his 155 Pumpkinhead is so stiff in joints that he has to ride. And there is no wood around to make him a new limb from." said he." not all rather ahem ! rather unusual ?" asked the to another with Woggle-Bug." answered the Scarecrow." "What rare philosophy!' exclaimed the Woggleso "Not more Bug. "The Saw-Horse has can't.A Highly Magnified History The Woggle-Bug bowed with profound grace. so he can't bend his steps. broken a leg." acknowledged the Pumpkinhead. if you are sufficiently rested and refreshed. admiringly. "Everything in life is unusual until you get accustomed to it. "Then. "to "It will give me in the Land accept your kind invitation. looking from one concealed interest. great pleasure. "We are quite as congenial as flies and honey.
that my sharply. that is what I call real cleverness/' the Scarecrow. "I beg you to be more careful in your speech.A Highly Magnified History "How ' cried the Woggle-Bug. it is please. for he growled a good deal about being "butchered. very unfortunate! Then he looked the party over carefully and said: "If the Pumpkinhead is to ride. "How "I cannot forget dare you call me "Because you are flimsy?' built as absurdly as a jumping156 . and fit to work. either. "I did not think of that long ago! wonder Get my brains dear Nick. why not use one of his legs to I make a leg for the horse that carries said him? judge that both are made of wood. especially pleased with the operation." it." Jack was not especially pleased with this idea. in a rage. but he submitted to having his left leg amputated by the Tin Woodman and whittled down to fit the Nor was the Saw-Horse left leg of the Saw-Horse." "Flimsy! me flimsy!" cried Jack." "Now. and afterward declared that the new leg was a disgrace to a respectable Saw-Horse. "for it is quite as flimsy as the rest of your person. my the Pumpkinhead's leg to the Saw-Horse." as he called it. approvingly. "Remember." if you retorted the Saw-Horse." said the Pumpkinhead. leg you are abusing.
we are none of us above criticism. advanced in the direction of the Emerald . anxiously. all then. and tied him to his seat with cords. "You must have an excellent heart.A Highly Magnified History his knotty eyes in jack. And they Citv. and you never can tell whether you are looking backwards or forward!' "Friends. so that he could not possibly fall off. But now heart is quite the best part of me. with each others' faults." excellent suggestion. so let us bear straight." said the Woggle-Bug. following the lead of the Scarecrow. I entreat you not to quarrel!' pleaded the Tin Woodman. start upon our journey. approvingly." "I returned "My let us r They perched the one-legged Pumpkinhead upon the Saw-Horse. "An my metallic friend." have. well pleased." Nick. "As a matter of fact." sneered the horse. rolling "Even your head won't stay a vicious manner.
for his new leg was a trifle too long. even yet.dulg in \VitcKcraft They soon discovered that the Saw-Horse limped." "I beg your pardon. "you should conFor a horse is sider the accident most fortunate. rather provoked. who was walking never of much use until he has been broken.Old^ombi obliged to halt while the Tin in." airily remarked the Woggle- alongside. So they were Woodman chopped it which the wooden steed paced along more comfortably. "but permit me to say that your a poor one. after growled. "It was a shame that I broke my other leg!' it his down with axe." man 159 . But the Saw-Horse was not entirely satisfied. for he felt a warm interest in both the Saw-Horse and joke his is Jack. Bug. "On the contrary. and as old as it is poor." said Tip.
so. a thorough command of the language. and I say that puns disFor instance. my dear friend. and that to pronounce a joke that allows both meanings of a certain word. who has." At this the Scarecrow gave a gasp and the Tin 160 . stiffly. stupidly. moreover. it is in Witchcraft Woggle-Bug." admitted Tip. a horse-and-buggy." "What does that the Pumpkin- head. "Then you cannot judge the matter. "and is a joke derived from a play considered among educated people mean?" enquired be emi- nently proper. upon words to a joke. plainly.Old Mombi Indulges "Still. "any- body can make a pun. he would not only be an animal would become an equipage." rejoined the ' requires education of a Woggle-Bug. "It Are you eduhigh order. For he would then be play genius." explained the Woggle-Bug." said Tip. "that our language contains many words having a double meaning." "I don't believe that. young sir? "Not especially. I myself am Thoroughly Educated. "It means." declared the hrmly." "Not cated. were I to ride upon this he Saw-Horse. proves the joker a person of culture and refinement.
and although I have a high matter how they may be arrespect for brains. I must beg you not very particular. no my ranged or classified.Old Mombi Woodman Indulges in Witchcraft stopped short and looked reproachfully At the same time the Sawat the Woggle-Bug. because it was carved upon not change to a frown. which. but he twirled his gleaming axe so carelessly that the Woggle-Bug looked frightened. . Horse loudly snorted his derision. dear friend. and the Scarecrow was obliged to say: "I have heard. I are slightly tangled. " But if your superior culture gets leaky again He did not complete the sentence. to restrain your superior education while in our society. and even the Pumpkinhead put up his hand to hide the smile his face." added the Tin Woodman." begin to suspect that yours In any event. he could But the Woggle-Bug strutted along as if he had made some brilliant remark. "and we are exceedingly kind hearted. and shrank away to a safe distance." 161 and the Highlyperiod of deep thought. are "We The others marched on Magnified one. that a person can become over-educated. said in silence. after a in an humble voice: "I will endeavor to restrain myself.
demurely. who was impressed by a sudden thought. "Seeif you can callher. the Queen of "If she is." answered the Queen. politely addressing the mouse." "Good good health?" "Thank you. "Can I do anything to assist my old friends 162 ' ? . round holes in the grassy When meadow.Old Mombi "That is Indulges in Witchcraft expect." said Nick. "I wonder if my old friend." returned the Scarecrow. "I trust you are enjoying the Mice.my dear Nick. all we can they again stopped to allow Tip to rest the boy being the only one that seemed to tire the Tin Woodman noticed many small. answered the Scarecrow." So the Tin Woodman blew a shrill note upon a silver whistle that hung around his neck." she may be of great service to us. is in this neighborhood. and presently a tiny grey mouse popped from a near-by hole For the Tin and advanced fearlessly toward them. they proceeded upon their way. day. your Majesty. and good nature being thus happily restored to the party. as she sat up and displayed the tiny golden crown upon her head. "This must be a village of the Field Mice. and the Queen of the Field Mice knew he was to be trusted." he said to the Scarecrow. Woodman had once saved her life. pleasantly. I am quite well.
THE MICE HIDE THEMSELVES IN THE SCARECROW'S STRAW. .
will assist me to this regain my throne. doubtfully. take a dozen of your sub- jects with Emerald City." said the "In "I am ready now. I intreat you. 163 them none of our travit was in the mouse lan- . What elers the Queen said to could understand." replied the Scarecrow. The Queen uttered a little piping call." replied the Scarecrow. Then ground and unbuttoned his which he jacket. "I will not reWhenever you are ready. to the me asked the "I think not. for guage. me." as fast as Queen. displaying the mass of straw with was stuffed. awaiting her he lay flat upon the orders. call twelve of my most intelligent subjects. they have signal by unbuttononly to rush out and scamper home again By doing they can." "Will they be injured in any way?' Queen. and in an instant a dozen pretty field mice had emerged from their holes and stood before their ruler. indeed. carry them hidden in the straw which body. eagerly. but the field mice obeyed without hesitation.Old Mombi "You "Let Indulges in Witchcraft can. I will fuse your request. and "I will stuffs my when I give them the ing my jacket. which they the Army of Revolt has taken from me." that case." returned the Scarecrow.
the Scarecrow buttoned his jacket sefor curely and then arose and thanked the Queen her kindness. when away she would dart again.Old Mombi Indulges running one in Witchcraft Scarecrow and after the other to the hiding themselves in the straw of his breast. the little grey Queen of the Field Mice running swiftly ahead and then pausing until the travelers drew near. "and that is to run ahead For and show us the way to the Emerald City. a rushing river that threatened to bar their 164 way the . When all of the twelve mice had thus concealed themselves. "Let us start. for many were the obstacles thrown in their way by the arts of old Mombi. "I'm rested." returned the Queen. Without this unerring guide the Scarecrow and his comrades might never have gained the Emerald City." Then they resumed their journey. Yet not one of the obstacles really existed all were cleverly contrived For when they came to the banks of deceptions. thing more you might do to serve us/' suggested the Tin Woodman. "One some enemy reaching it. "Are you ready?' The Tin Woodman looked at Tip." said the boy." is evidently trying to prevent us from "I will do that gladly.
and our travelers followed the others did the same.Old Mombi little Indulges in Witchcraft Queen kept seeming her without encountering a single drop of water. the wall melting into mist they passed it. turning and 165 . She of crackling flame rushing over the meadow to consume them. and as steadily on. first in one direction and then in the other. Again." "If that fire reaches me I will "I'm off. But the Queen called for them to follow her and they had gone a few paces the whirling pathways vanished and were seen no more. and soon these forty roads began whirling around like a mighty wheel. be gone in no time!' said he. passing through the flood in safety. Afterward. a high wall of granite towered high above But the their heads and opposed their advance. completely bewildering their vision. and for the first time the Scarecrow became afraid and turned to fly. they saw forty roads branching off from their feet in forty different directions. "It's the most dangerous thing I ever encountered. too!" cried the Saw-Horse. trembling until his straw rattled. when they had stopped for a moment to allow Tip to rest. and when Mombi's sent a sheet last trick was most fearful of all. darted off in a straight line. grey Field Mouse walked straight through it.
"for in Witchcraft is my wood so dry it would burn "Is fire like kindlings. "You'll be baked like a tart and answered the Woggle-Bug. it is no fire at all. "The fire does not burn her in the least. In fact." dangerous to pumpkins? asked Jack.Old Mombi Indulges prancing with agitation. "Look at the Field Mouse!" he shouted. getting down on all fours so he could run the faster. having no fear of fire. averted the stampede by a few sensible words. so will I!' fearfully." 166 . But the Tin Woodman. but only a deception.
who had guided them so faithfully. "for upsets all the Natural Laws that I heard ProNowitall teach in the school-house. But I I see before us the gates of the Emerald City. "This is surely a most extraordinary adventure. unnatural." answered the Queen. are very grateful to your Majesty for your kind assistance." Indeed. 167 ." said the Tin Woodman." course does. so imagine we have now overcome all the magical obstacles that seemed to oppose us." said the it Woggle-Bug. and they followed her without being even scorched." said the Scarecrow. bowing "We before the pretty creature. and for that reason is to be it fessor "Of "All magic is feared and avoided. and in a flash she darted away upon her journey home. and the Queen of the Field Mice. the walls of the City were plainly visible. wisely. to watch the Queen march calmly through the advancing flames restored courage to every member of the party. came near to bid them good-bye. "I am always pleased to be of service to my had friends. who was greatly amazed.Old Mombi Indulges in Witchcraft little Indeed.
he advanced upon the gate. The girls.' "At I can manage to frighten these absurd Follow me closely.^ e Pr rsoners Queen Approaching the gateway of the Emerald City the travelers found it guarded by two girls of the Army of Revolt. were terrified by the sweep of the glittering axe and fled screaming into the city. all of you soldiers very easily. the worst they can but scratch my beautiful < nickel-plate/' he said. who had expected no resistance whatever. so that our for think I ' ! 169 . who opposed their entrance by drawing the knitting-needles from their hair and threatening to prod the first that came near. swinging his axe in a great circle to right and left before him. and the others followed him without hesitation. "But there will be no worst. But the Tin Woodman was not afraid. Then.
gratefully." replied the man. who wore an apron and was wheeling a baby-carriage along the as "Why. since "and you went away the women have been I'm glad you running things to suit themselves. have decided to come back and restore order. for doing housework and minding the children is wearing out the strength of every man in the Emerald City.The Prisoners of the Queen travelers passed the gates in safety and marched down the green marble pavement of the wide street toward the royal palace. "What has happened?' the Scarecrow asked a sad-looking sidewalk. while the women sat around in groups. "At this rate we will soon have your Majesty the throne again. your Majesty you ought to know very well. upon you. thoughtfully. gossiping and laughing. man with a bushy beard. laughing at his easy conquest of the guards." "Hm!' said the Scarecrow." returned the Scare" crow. Nothing can resist your kind heart and your sharp axe." said the Tin Woodman. friend Nick. we've had a revolution. 170 "If it ." "Thank As they passed the rows of houses they saw through the open doors that men were sweeping and dusting and washing dishes.
merely stepped out of the way and allowed them girls to advance without protest. with a " deep sigh. they passed along the street. which had once been 171 "I will. as women stopped curious looks their gossip long enough to cast upon our friends. Unopposed they reached the royal palace and marched up the marble steps. "I'm afraid we are walking into a trap. Several of the No movement was made." replied the man. Perhaps the women are made of castiron. and Tip said: Look out for trouble "It's too easy." said he. to oppose their progress. but immediately they would turn away with a laugh or a sneer and resume their chatter. ahead." Majesty. those soldiers. instead of being alarmed or appearing surprised. "the silly But creatures are conquered already!' the Scarecrow shook his head in a way that expressed doubt.The Prisoners is of the say. "Nonsense! "returned Nick Chopper. confidently. And when they met with several belonging to the Army of Revolt. altogether." returned his . This action rendered the Scarecrow uneasy. Queen women such hard work it as you how did the manage so easily?' "I really do not know.
" * ."IT'S 172 TOO EASY. ALTOGETHER.
with the Scarecrow's second-best crown upon her head. Seated within the glittering throne was General his followers. "How dare you in The Scarecrow sit my throne?' demanded the Scarecrow. and the royal sceptre in her right hand. they saw a curious sight. stepped forward and confronted her. when Jinjur. and here. And so far not a rebel barred their way.The Prisoners of the Queen thickly encrusted with emeralds but were now filled with tiny holes where the jewels had been ruthlessly torn from their settings by the Army of Revolt. and that there is a law against treason ' ? "The it. as she slowly ate another caramel. A box of caramels. and all who oppose me are guilty of 173 . from which she was eating. so just now I am the Queen. "Don't you know you are guilty of treason. and the girl seemed entirely at ease in her royal surroundings. "I have taken it. as you see. rested in her lap. the arched hallways and into the magnificent throne room marched the Tin Woodman Through and the green silken curtains fell behind them. while the Tin Woodman leaned upon his axe and the others formed a half-circle back of his Majesty's person. sternly eyeing the intruder." throne belongs to whoever is able to take answered Jinjur.
The Prisoners treason. and send her away happy and contented. belongs?' asked Jack Pumpkinhead. "How is it. friend Nick?' he asked. "we must treat "No. "Why where don't you send her back to her mother. Jinjur's lip enquired "Or Horse. when it comes Law. frowned." "Then what in dismay. Jinjur "Why don't you shut her up in a closet until she she " behaves herself. you can both rule." suggested the Woggle-Bug. "Why Jinjur don't you marry the Queen? And then . the jewels she can carry." answered meant to be understood. turning to the have nothing to that personage." of the Queen and must be punished by the law you have This view of the case puzzled the Scarecrow." 174 . give her a said good shaking!' added the SawTin Woodman. I the attempt. shall we do?' asked the Scarecrow. Tip." the Let us give her all the poor girl with gentleness. just mentioned. glared at the insect fiercely. "Why. and promises to be good? curled scornfully. and it is foolish to make to Tin Woodman. "for laws were never say.
.SEATED WITHIN THE THRONE WAS GENERAL JINJUR.
I Mombi except the boy.The Prisoners At this of the Queen thrice. "and this event only proves that I am more fit to rule the Emerald City than a Scarecrow." said she." said Jinjur. to this instant a shout of laughter rang in the ears of the de- voted band. who belongs to old The rest of and must be restored to her keeping. and turning to see whence this came they found themselves surrounded by the Army of Revolt. gaily. all 175 . "You see how foolish it is to oppose a woman's wit. I assure you. the girls bearing in either hand their glistening knitThe entire throne room seemed to ting-needles. a startling thing The Tin Woodman's axe was snatched happened. minute clapped her pretty hands together if for a signal. and the Scarecrow and his comrades realized that they were prisoners." While the monarch and friends listened in amazement impudent speech. but lest I future is. be filled with the rebels. you should prove troublesome to me in the That shall order you all to be destroyed. and he At the same found himself disarmed and helpless. as Queen and the next Jinjur laughed aloud. bear you no ill will. from his grasp by some person behind him. "You I are very absurd creatures. "but am tired of your nonsense and have no time to his bother with you longer.
The Scarecrow way and to despair. the insect. As for this immense Woggle-Bug "Highly Magnified. This action did not pass unnoticed by the crowd 176 . and raising his hand he quickly unbuttoned the front of his jacket. reflectively. cruelly. if shuddered.The Prisoners of the Queen you are not human. While thus engaged he felt the straw within his breast move gently." she that won't do. stewed and highly spiced. we might added. if you please!' interrupted cook to make green-turtle soup of you. Pumpkinhead's body I will have chopped up for kindling-wood. "I think I will ask the The Woggle-Bug "Or. and the tin man can be cut into small pieces and fed " to the goats. This programme of extermination was so terrible that the prisoners looked upon one another in a panic of fear. use you for a Hungarian goulash. and therefore it will not be The Saw-Horse and the wicked to demolish you. and the pumpkin shall be made into tarts. At once his expression changed from sadness to joy. his He alone did not give stood quietly before the Queen in strove brow was wrinkled to find some means deep thought as he to escape. The Scarecrow will do nicely to start a bonfire." continued the Queen.
177 And suddenly such a . then another and another. Another mouse quickly followed. in rapid succession.The Prisoners of girls clustering of the Queen about him. but none of them suspected what he was doing until a tiny grey mouse leaped from his bosom to the floor and scampered away between the feet of the Army of Revolt.
in less time than I can explain. stood up on the cushions of the throne and began to dance franticThen a mouse ran up the ally upon her tiptoes. at the first alarm. So. The Queen. clear and with a terrified leap poor Jinjur shot over the head of the Scarecrow and escaped never pausing in her wild through an archway career until she had reached the city gates. and the Woggle-Bug heaved he exclaimed: goodness. "Then we 178 shall have time to think what is best to be done. The flight that ensued turned to a stampede. and the stampede to a panic. yes. cushions. For while the startled mice rushed wildly about the room the Scarecrow had only time to note a whirl of skirts and a twinkling of feet as the girls disappeared from the palace pushing and crowd- ing one another in their mad efforts to escape." . I fear. a deep sigh of relief as "Thank we are saved!' "For a time.The Prisoners of the Queen scream of terror went up from the Army that it might easily have filled the stoutest heart with consternation.'' answered the Tin Woodman." "Let us bar all the entrances to the palace!' said the Scarecrow. "But the enemy will soon return. the throne room was deserted by all save the Scarecrow and his friends.
ran to the various entrances of the royal palace and closed the heavy doors. Then. 179 . the adventurers gathered once more in the throne room for a council down of war. who was still tied fast to the Saw-Horse. that of the Revolt could not batter knowing Army the barriers in several days. bolting and locking them securely.The Prisoners So all of the Queen except Jack Pumpkinhead.
strutting up and down with his hands in is pockets.i c ilScarecrow Takes Time io Think "It seems to me. quietly. "that the girl Jinjur And if she is is quite right in claiming to be Queen." conquered her? " asked the Scaretell crow. and me what you . "Look out 181 of the window." added the Pumpkinhead. " Have we really see. raised his hands to turn his face toward the Scare- crow. "so it appears to the interloper instead of you. when all were again assembled in the throne room. then I am wrong." his me that she her and "Especially as we have just conquered as he put her to flight. and we have no business to be occupying her palace." said the Woggle-Bug. right." began the Scarecrow." "But you were the King until she came.
dear father." said his is Nick Chopper. Think window and looked "The girl palace soldiers." "My friend leather." 182 . with a shiver of fear." breast with a still of chamois- "Jinjur I the Queen. reflectively. did you not make me or even out of straw so that I " would keep indefinitely." surrounded by a double row of he announced. who had bit been polishing prisoners.The Scarecrow Takes Time Tip ran to the is to out." "Don't worry." exclaimed the " She threatPumpkinhead. ened to make tarts of me. "You ought to be glad that I made you at all. "everything has to come to an end. "Oh. A good tart is far more If admirable than a decayed intellect. "what an unhappy lot Why. is right. anyway." "Shucks!" returned Tip. you know. and we are her hope she cannot get at us. indignantly. some time." agreed the Scarecrow. is dear! mine! out of tin moaned Jack." said the Tin Woodman. will spoil in "But you stay shut up here you time. "I thought so. "It cannot matter greatly." "Very true." Then he added." returned the Scarecrow. "We are as truly their prisoners as we were before the mice frightened them from the palace.
.THIS CAST AWi GLOOM OVER THE ENTIRE PARTY.
"the goats eating comrade. "Well. who had a distressed look in his bulging. in my mind's eye. perhaps. manages trying to speak cheerfully. "I can see. "Don't you he would make a better imagine t> j soup?' asked the Tin Woodman. mournsmall pieces of my dear fully. approvingly. the Tin Woodman. some time. w ide world!' 7 "I think it was a brilliant idea. "for we shall be able to keep Jinjur out of the palace until she to break down the doors." broke in the WoggleBug. The Woggle-Bug groaned.The Scarecrow Takes Time "But I to Think beg to remind ycu. round eyes. and Queen Jinjur watches me boil while she feeds the flames with ' my friend the Scarecrow! This morbid picture cast a gloom over the entire party. "that this terrible Queen Jinjur suggested Me! the only Highly making a goulash of me Magnified and Thoroughly Educated Woggle-Bug in the wide." remarked the Scarecrow." acknowledged the Scarecrow. turning toward his friend. making them "It can't happen restless for and anxious." said he. while my soup is being cooked on a bonfire built of the Saw-Horse and Jack Pumpkinhead's body." said the Tin Woodman." 183 .
for it is nearly gone. " Be careful " cried the boy. I prefer pumpkins for food. "What is this?" asked Nick Chopper. and so the Woggle-Bug. as Tip replaced the box carefully in his "It's pocket. with decision. "As for me. and Jack's head is heartless!' and plump. Don't spill it. "I think that live for I could that Not large they are some time on Jack Pumpkinhead. which rolled upon the floor." exclaimed the Tin "How "I Woodman. picking up the box. but I believe somewhat nutritious. Or are we faithful friends?' me ask? see very clearly that we cannot stay shut this palace. and as Tip sat down upon a stool there fell from his pocket a pepper-box." At this suggestion they all gathered eagerly around the throne. wherein was seated the Scarecrow. some magical stuff old 184 Mombi got from a . ! " That's my Powder of Life." said the Scarecrow." announced Tip. let us up in "So end this mournful talk and try to discover a means to escape.The Scarecrow Takes Time "And in the is to Think meantime I am liable to starve to death." said the Woggle-Bug. "Are we cannibals. let greatly shocked." "And what is the Powder of Life?" enquired the Scarecrow.
and the former monarch of the Emerald City it re- moved with a sigh it of relief and hung throne. I guess it." said he." agreed the Scarecrow." Tip soon cut the stitches that had fastened the to the Scare- crown crow's head. Jack to life with it. 185 . "It may prove our best means of escape from our difficulties.The Scarecrow Takes Time to Think "She brought crooked sorcerer. so I will thank you. on a peg beside the "That is my last memento of royalty. and afterward I used it to bring the Saw-Horse is to life." it is it "Then "Indeed very precious." said the Tin is. it will make anything live that sprinkled with but there's only about one dose left. The former King of this City. I believe I will think for a few minutes. Woodman. to get out your knife and rip this heavy crown from my forehead." explained the boy. friend Tip. "and I'm glad to get rid of it.
and I sincerely hope not give her a headache. lying back in the throne. looked upon his friends with his most whimsical expression. And. after what seemed a very long time to the anxious watchers. for all and still as possible. nodding approvingly. had great confidence indeed in the extraordinary brains of the Scarecrow. and said: I'm quite beautifully today." he continued. And. who passed it on to me. as we can't escape through "My brains work the ground. listen! If we attempt to proud of them. there is only one other thing to be done. the girl Jinjur claims it. "And now The others remained as silent so as not to disturb him. escape through the doors of the palace we shall surely be captured.The Scarecrow Takes Time who was named Pastoria. will indulge in a quiet think. of course. Now. which I I greatly admire. but all his hearers seemed puzzled and unconvinced." said Tin Woodman. lost to Flunk to the crown the Wonderful Wizard. the thinker sat up. " The Wonderful Wizard escaped in a balloon. but any sort of thing that can 186 He . "We don't know how to make a balloon." Now it will "A the kindly thought. air!' We must escape through the paused to note the effect of these words." continued the Scarecrow.
The Scarecrow Takes Time fly to So I Think suggest through the air can carry us easily. "and. cheerily. " said the brains!' ' Really quite clever ! Educated Woggleit Bug. roof of the palace. as a matter of fact." declared Tip. "What splendid murmured Jack." "I'll do my best. "I believe if can be done.1 " air. to carry us. who is a skillful mechanic. 187 ." "Bravo!' cried Nick Chopper. so it. can rise comfortably into Y the ." said Nick. I do not . "that is. often fail in what I at- tempt. and our friend Tip that my friend the can then bring the Thing to life with his magical powder. the Tin Woodman is equal to making the Thing. But the Thing will have to be built on the. with good strong wings. Tin Woodman. shall build some sort of a machine.
"and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones." said the Scarecrow." continued the Tin Woodman." So the Tin Woodman knocked a mahogany center-table to pieces with his axe legs. "that my / 7 "Spoken Bug. he watched the left leg should be o the most elegant and substantial part of me. and make me For in my present conanother leg to walk with." said the Pumpkinhead. on to the body of Jack Pumpkinhead. "Then you will release me from this horse. where I will begin my k "First.The Scarecrow Takes Time "To be sure." said he. and live and die unnoticed. "How do you feel now?' asked Tip> watching 188 . For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree. who was very proud of the as acquisition. "I beg ." "It seems strange. dition I am of no use to myself or to anyone else. Tin Woodman work." "That proves you are unusual. let us search to Think through the palace. as he like a philosopher!' assisted the Tin cried the WoggleJack Woodman to set upon his feet. "and carry all the material we can find to the roof. however." returned the Scarecrow. and fitted one of the which was beautifully carved.
assist in a business-like tone.The Scarecrow Takes Time the to Think Pumpkinhead stump around to try his new leg." said the Scarecrow. "and let quite ready to "Then you all to escape." answered Jack. glad to be doing anything that might lead to the end of their captivity." us get to work. "As good as new. So. in search 189 . the friends separated to wander over the palace of fitting material to use in the construction of their aerial machine. joyfully.
which was adorned with wide-spreading antlers. This Gump resembled an Elk's head. but all had brought something. and this. The Woggle-Bug had taken from its position over the mantle-piece in the great hallway the head of a Gump. with great care and greater the insect had carried up difficulty. only the nose turned upward in a saucy manner and there were whiskers 191 . of what was required. the stairs to the roof.onisRing Gump When it the adventurers reassembled upon the roof was found that a remarkably queer assortment of articles had been selected by the various members of No one seemed to have a very clear idea the party.
If 192 I remember rightly. had brought was an oldfashioned piece of furniture. It was dumped upon the roof. The Scarecrow arrived with a coil of clothes-lines and ropes which he had taken from the courtyard. like those of a billy-goat. with the aid of the Saw-Horse. "My dear Nick!' exclaimed the Scarecrow. the boy found himself out of breath when at last the clumsy sofa a large. where he had cut four great. spreading leaves from a huge palm-tree that was the pride of all the inhabitants of the Emerald City. seeing what his friend had done. Why the Woggle-Bug selected this article he could not have explained. if Tip had also not rescued him. and it was so heavy that even by resting the greatest weight upon the back of the Saw-Horse. Tip. The Tin Woodman appeared He had been to the courtyard. which was the first thing he saw. upholstered sofa to the roof. the . with high back and ends. "you have been guilty of the greatest crime any person can commit in the Emerald City.The Astonishing Flight of the Gump upon its chin. except that it had aroused his curiosity. The Pumpkinhead had brought a broom. and in his trip up the stairs he had become so entangled in the loose ends of the ropes that both he and his burden tumbled in a heap upon the roof and might have rolled off last.
193 .ALL BROUGHT SOMETHING TO THE ROOF.
and might be first The used for a body. reason why let us it is necessary for us to And now see what you have found for me to work with." But the Tin Woodman seemed means sure of his powers. should the machine ever tip would all slide ofT and fall to the ground. we But. " But it may be one more escape." "It cannot be helped now. from this mess of rubbish. he resolve to undertake the " thing required for the machine. then I will acknowledge him to be a better mechanic than I suspected." answered the Tin Woodman. throwing down the big leaves upon the roof." said he.The Astonishing Flight of the Gump from the royal palmpenalty for chopping leaves tree is to be killed seven times and afterward imprisoned for life. This sofa is the biggest thing we have. a Thing that will fly through the air and carry us to safety." 194 . and only his at first by no after polishing forehead vigorously with the chamois-leather did task. if friend Nick can manufacture. "is a body big enough to carry the entire party. sideways." Many were the doubtful looks cast upon the heap of miscellaneous material that now cluttered the roof. and finally the Scarecrow shook his head and re- marked: "Well.
we are not in a position to be very particular. if really. you examine it critically. with much labor. and when the two were placed together. "And. my life seven times. edge to edge." said he." are as strong as answered the Woodman. and then Nick Chopper fastened the Gump's head to one end. for which I have endangered must serve us as wings. the Gump looks These great palm-leaves. this Gump "There's "Why another one just like down stairs." So Tip and the Saw-Horse managed. to get the second sofa to the roof. " That will show which is the front end of the Thing. anything we can get. the backs and ends formed a protecting rampart all around the within this seats." "That is a very sensible suggestion. greatly pleased with the idea. "Excellent! " cried the Scarecrow." The two sofas were now bound firmly together with ropes and clothes-lines." "and although they are not in proportion to the Thing's body. "Are they strong enough?' asked the boy. sofa at once. very well as a figure-head." exclaimed "You must fetch the other the Tin Woodman. "We can ride snug nest quite at our ease.The Astonishing Flight of the not use two sofas?" asked Tip." "They 195 .
two on each side.The Astonishing Flight of the Gump So he fastened the palm-leaves to the sofas. "I do not see We or a bird. and I've noticed that all birds have tails. 196 . Tip took the pepper-box from his pocket." and he fastened it firmly to the back end of the sofa body. All we ask of the Thing is to carry us through the air. tail. "Surely you call the would not "Hm!' the use of a or a fish. and only needs to life." answered Nick. after the Thing is brought to life." moment!' exclaimed Jack. " For if it flies the air it will not be unlike through a bird." the Tin Woodman. which they use for a rudder while flying." "Very well." for?' it asked the Scarecrow. not going to use my broom?' "Stop a "Are you "What "Why." " Perhaps. can be fastened to the back end for a answered the Pumpkinhead. said tail. anxiously." said he. are not trying to copy a beast. "The Thing looks very big. with considerable admiration: "The Thing be brought to is now complete. it can use a tail to steer with. Said the Woggle-Bug." suggested the Scarecrow. "the broom shall be used for a tail. Thing complete without a tail.
" So Tip abided by this decision and sprinkled the Gump's head with the remainder of the powder." an- nounced Tip. "for they must be made as strong as possible. a layer." decided the Scarecrow. 197 ." said Nick Chopper. "Every thing must have a head to direct it. and not walk. "There's only a little of the powder left. then the sofas were first lightly covered with sprinkled. "And it seems to me it is more important to bring the legs of the sofas to life than the head. and since this creature is to fly. it is really unimportant whether its legs are alive or not." "Put most on the wings. I beg of you." "Not so. and the broom given a slight coating.The "and all I Astonishing Flight of the Gump am not sure there is enough powder left to bring life." began sprinkling the Thing with Each of the four wings was the precious powder. nervously. "you must a chance to work the magic charm in the carefully he proper manner. forget the head!" cried the Woggle-Bug. But I'll make it go as far as possible. looking within the box." said Tip." of it to "And don't forget the head! tail!' " exclaimed the Wog- gle-Bug. "The head! The head! Don't. "Do give me Very be quiet. excitedly. "Or the added Jack Pumpkinhead.
108 . As he finished the incantation the Thing shuddered throughout its huge bulk. The Wog- gle-Bug lay flat upon the roof and so escaped harm. the Gump gave the screeching cry that is familiar to those animals. The Scarecrow. Gump work the "Now. Tip managed a to grasp chimney." ' "keep silence while I Having heard old Mombi pronounce the magic words. was caught up bodily and borne through raised the air until Tip luckily seized him by one leg and held him fast. was a grave and impressive ceremony. else he would have been blown off the roof by the terrible breeze by the wings. Tip did not hesitate an instant in speaking the three cabalistic words. each accompanied by the peculiar gesture of the hands.The charm! Astonishing Flight of the said he. and having also succeeded in bringing the Saw-Horse to life. and It then the four wings began flopping furiously. being light in weight.
the Thing rose slowly from the roof and mounted into the air. again. while all were struggling to recover themselves. And now. command you!' was now that the wisdom head at gradually circled around until it could view the roof of the palace. The SawHorse toppled over upon his back and lay with his legs waving helplessly above him. "Here! Come back!' cried Tip. in bringing the head of the Thing to life instead of For the the legs. was proved beyond a doubt. whose weight of tin anchored him firmly. slowly and gracefully waving its four wings in the air until the Thing had settled once more upon the roof and become still. turned its 199 . Gump. threw both arms around Jack Pumpkinhead and managed to save him.The Astonishing Flight of the Gump and the Tin Woodman. already high Tip's command and in the air. in a frightened voice. and the Scarecrow with the once. And the Gump obeyed. "Come back!' shouted the boy. It "Come back at of the Scarecrow. as he clung to the I chimney with one hand other.
squeaky voice not at all proportioned to the size of its great body, "is the most novel experience I ever heard of. The
"This," said the
walking through Something killed me and it then, probably certainly ought to have been the end of me. Yet here I am, alive again, with four monstrous wings and a body which I venture to say would make any respectable animal or fowl weep with shame to own. What does it all
the forest and hearing a loud noise.
in a very
"You're just a Thing," answered Tip, "with a And we have made you and Gump's head on it. brought you to life so that you may carry us through the air wherever we wish to go."
"Very good!' said the Thing. "As I am not a Gump, I cannot have a Gump's pride or independSo I may as well become your servant ent spirit. as anything else. My only satisfaction is that I do not seem to have a very strong constitution, and am
not likely to
long in a state of slavery." "Don't say that, I beg of you!' cried the Tin
excellent heart was strongly affected by this sad speech. "Are you not feeling well
as for that,"
day of existence; so
cannot judge whether
And it waved feeling well or ill." tail to and fro in a pensive manner.
"Come, come! "said
the Scarecrow, kindly; "do try cheerful and take life as you find it.
be kind masters, and will
existence as pleasant as possible. Are you willing to carry us through the air wherever we wish to go ?
"Certainly," answered the Gump. For should prefer to navigate the air.
the earth and
meet with one of my own species, my embarrassment would be something awful!' "I can appreciate that," said the Tin Woodman,
continued the Thing, "when
look you over, my masters, none of you seems to be constructed much more artistically than I am."
"Appearances are deceitful," said the Woggle-Bug, "I am both Highly Magnified and earnestly. Thoroughly Educated." "Indeed!" murmured the Gump, indifferently.
brains are considered remarkably rare specimens," added the Scarecrow, proudly. remarked the Gump. strange!
a heart altogether the warmest mirable in the whole w orld."
and most ad-
a slight cough.
to hear it," replied the
smile," said Jack Pumpkinhead, "is worthy It is best attention. always the same."
"Semper idem" explained the Woggle-Bug, pompously; and the Gump turned to stare at him.
declared the Saw-Horse, filling in an I can't pause, "am only remarkable because
proud, indeed, to meet with such excep-
tional masters," said the "If I could but secure so
in a careless tone.
complete an introduction
to myself, I would be more than satisfied." " That will come in time," remarked the Scare203
Thyself is considered quite an accomplishment, which it has taken us, who are your But now," he added, elders, months to perfect. " let us get aboard and start turning to the others, upon our journey." " " Where shall we go ? asked Tip, as he clambered to a seat on the sofas and assisted the Pumpkinhead
to follow him.
"In the South Country rules a very delightful Queen called Glinda the Good, who I am sure will
gladly receive us," said the Scarecrow, getting into " Let us the Thing clumsily. go to her and ask her advice."
Chopper, giving the Woggle-Bug a boost and then toppling the Saw-Horse into the rear end of the "I know Glinda the Good, and cushioned seats.
believe she will prove a friend indeed." "Are we all ready?" asked the boy.
"Yes," announced the Tin himself beside the Scarecrow.
"Then," said Tip, addressing the Gump, "be kind enough to fly with us to the Southward; and do not go higher than to escape the houses and trees, for it makes me dizzy to be up so far."
"All right," answered the
THE GUMP SOARED SWIFTLY AND MAJESTICALLY AWAY.
can fly in the night. " Never " Hold the scenery." explained the Scarecrow. my legs feel as if they were asleep." " We can walk ourselves." said the Woggle-Bug." "You're expected to fly. observing that the sun was low on the horizon. as they rode along. and then. But now Tip." said "We didn't bring 'em to life.In It the flopped its Jackdaws' Nest four huge wings and rose slowly into the air." commented mind the educated Woggle-Bug. on tight. or you may get a tumble. "The scenic effect." "They are. this is a new experience me. to quietly. "not to walk. from this altitude. Gump swiftly and majestically away." remarked the Gump." " I've been wonder Gump wondering that myself. "I begin to understand what is required of me." said the Scarecrow." "It will be dark soon. while our little band of adventurers clung to the backs and sides of the sofas for supthe turned toward the South and soared port. used to have legs that carried me swiftly over the ground." returned the Gump. I "You see. is marvel- ous. The Thing seems to rock badly. I " Perhaps if we the should have waited until morning. "so I will do my best to 205 ." said Tip.
cated Woggle-Bug may be a new thing. "Are you sure?' asked the Woggle-Bug. the temptation to express them is almost irresistible." he said. liable to Presently Jack " I wonder if spoil Pumpkinhead became uneasy. " In that event your head would no longer be a pumpkin. riding through the air is pumpkins." and he flew on time in silence. to an educated person like myself." "People with more or less education discovered those puns centuries ago. but a Woggle-Bug education is as old as the hills. with a startled look. and I've restrained a good many of them. "An eduam.In the Jackdaws' Nest for a please you. "Not unless you carelessly drop your head over the side." "Of course I seemed much impressed by this remark. "But there are opportunities for so many excellent puns in our language that. "You have." said Tip. judging from the display you make of it. looking at the Woggle-Bug with a severe expression. for it a squash." answered the Woggle-Bug. The insect 206 ." answered the boy." would become "Have I not asked you to restrain these unfeeling jokes?' demanded Tip. and for a time maintained a meek silence." replied the insect.
Scarecrow, in shifting his seat, saw upon the cushions the pepper-box which Tip had cast aside,
overboard/' said the boy;
empty now, and
no use keeping
empty?' asked the Scarecrow, look"I shook out
ing curiously into the box. "Of course it is," answered Tip. every grain of the powder."
two bottoms," announced the Scarecrow; "for the bottom on the inside is fully an inch away from the bottom on the outside." "Let me see," said the Tin Woodman, taking the box from his friend. "Yes," he declared, after looking it over, "the thing certainly has a false bottom. Now, I wonder what that is for?' "Can't you get it apart, and find out?" enquired
the box has
quite interested in the mystery. "Why, yes; the lower bottom unscrews," said the Tin Woodman. "My fingers are rather stiff; please
you can open it." He handed the pepper-box
unscrewing the bottom. with a carefully cavity below were three silver pills, folded paper lying underneath them. This paper the boy proceeded to unfold, taking
who had no And in the
care not to
clearly written in red ink. "Read it aloud," said the Scarecrow; so as follows:
"Directions for Use:
count seventeen by twos; then make a Wish.
will immediately be granted.
Dry and Dark Place."
a very valuable discovery!'
may knew they were in I remember hearing
of Life from
indeed," replied Tip, gravely. "These pills I wonder if old Mombi be of great use to us.
bottom of the pepper-box. her say that she got the Powder same Nikidik."
a powerful Sorcerer!' exclaimed Woodman; "and since the powder proved
to have confidence in the pills."
"But how," asked the Scarecrow, "can anyone count seventeen by twos? Seventeen is an odd
true," replied Tip, greatly disappointed.
one can possibly count seventeen by twos." "Then the pills are of no use to us," wailed the Pumpkinhead; "and this fact overwhelms me with
had intended wishing that
spoil." "Nonsense!' said
we would make
"I do not see
anything could be better,"
protested poor Jack.
liable to spoil
any time you could understand my anxiety." " For my part," said the Tin Woodman, " I symBut since we pathize with you in every respect. cannot count seventeen by twos, sympathy is all you
are liable to get."
had become quite dark, and the voyagers found above them a cloudy sky, through which the rays of the moon could not
some reason the huge sofa-body rocked more and more dizzily
flew steadily on, and for
declared he was sea-sick;
But the also pale and somewhat distressed. others clung to the backs of the sofas and did not
seem to mind the motion
they were not
Darker and darker grew the night, and on and on The sped the Gump through the black heavens.
who had been
could not even see one another, and an oppressive silence settled down upon them.
After a long time Tip,
deeply, spoke. are we to
ace of Glinda the
know when we come Good? "he asked.
to the pal-
long way to Glinda's palace," answered the
Woodman; "I've traveled it." "But how are we to know how
flying?' persisted the boy.
see a single
the earth, and before morning be far beyond the place we want to reach."
true enough," the Scarecrow replied,
a little uneasily. stop just now; for
the top of a steeple;
alight in a river, or on that would be a great dis-
So they permitted the Gump to fly on, with regular flops of its great wings, and waited patiently for
Tip's fears were proven to be well founded; for with the first streaks of gray dawn they looked
over the sides of the sofas and discovered rolling plains dotted with queer villages, where the houses,
instead of being
Land of Oz
dome-shaped as they all had slanting roofs that rose
are in the
looking animals were also moving about upon the open plains, and the country was unfamiliar to both the Tin Woodman and the Scarein the center.
who had formerly visited Glinda domain and knew it well.
"We are "The Gump
Scarecrow, dolefully. must have carried us entirely out of
the sandy deserts and into world that Dorothy told us
Land of Oz and over
must get back," exclaimed the Tin Woodman, earnestly; "we must get back as soon as pos11 sible!
answered the Gump. "I'm not at all used to flying, and the best plan would be for me to alight in some place, and then I can turn around and take a fresh start." to be no stopJust then, however, there seemed
They ping-place that would answer their purpose. flew over a village so big that the Woggle-Bug declared
was a city; and then they came to a range of high mountains with many deep gorges and steep cliffs showing plainly. "Now is our chance to stop," said the boy, finding
they were very close to the mountain tops. he turned to the Gump and commanded:
at the first level place
you the Gump, and settled answered "Very well," down upon a table of rock that stood between two
But not being experienced in such matters, the Gump did not judge his speed correctly; and inof coming to a stop upon the flat rock he missed it by half the width of his body, breaking off both his right wings against the sharp edge of the
rock and then tumbling over and over
could, but when the Gump rock the Thing stopped suddenly
to the sofas as long as they caught on a projecting
up were immediately dumped out. By good fortune they fell only a few feet; for underneath them was a monster nest, built by a colony of Jackdaws in a hollow ledge of rock; so none was injured of them not even the Pumpkinhead For Jack found his precious head restby the fall. ing on the soft breast of the Scarecrow, which made an excellent cushion; and Tip fell on a mass of leaves and papers, which saved him from injury. The Woggle-Bughad bumped his round head against
ALL WERE IMMEDIATELY DUMPED OUT. 213 .
" said he. There really seemed to be no means of escape. "This is a worse prison than the palace. Below them was a sheer precipice several hundred feet in depth. who crawled to the edge of the nest and looked over." Scarecrow. "I wish we had stayed 214 moaned Jack. Here he gazed at the smooth cliff unbroken save by the point of rock where the wrecked body of the Gump still hung suspended from the end of one of the sofas. . "Our journey has ended rather suddenly. The Tin Woodman was much alarmed. But how we are ever to escape from this nest I must leave to someone with for better brains than I possess.In the Jackdaws' Nest him more than at first the Saw-Horse." remarked the Woggle-Bug. but finding he had escaped without even a scratch upon his beautiful nickle-plate he at once regained his accustomed cheerfulness and turned to address his comrades. "and we cannot justly blame our friend the Gump our accident. and as they realized their helpless plight the little band of adventurers gave way to their bewila Above them was derment." sadly there. but without causing a moment's inconvenience. because he did the best he could under the circumstances.
safely hidden where no this lost property would The Woggle-Bug." the afraid the Jackdaws' Nest mountain air isn't good for pump- back. And there must be hundreds of them." "It won't be when the Jackdaws come "Do you Jack. after which the Woodman hung it around his neck with much pride. Jackdaws are especially fond of pumpkins. but which the thieving Jackdaws had stolen during many years from the homes of men. the nest was half filled with a most curious collection of small articles for which the birds could have no use. for searching among the rubbish the Jackdaws stole useless things as well as valuable ones turned up with his foot a beautiful diamond necklace. growled lay waving its legs in a vain endeavor to get upon its feet again. think the birds will come here?" asked much distressed. "for see what a lot of things they have Indeed. This was so greatly admired by the Tin Woodman that the Woggle-Bug presented it to him with a graceful speech. And as the nest was it. "Of course they will." the which Saw-Horse. 215 . human being could reach never be recovered." he brought here!' continued.In "I'm kins." said Tip. "for this is their nest.
TURNED UP A BEAUTIFUL DIAMOND NECKLACE. 216 .
"for Jackdaws are the greatest enemies of my race. then took the Scarecrow to pieces (all and scattered the straw over Tip except his head) and the Woggle-Bug. and as the sound grew nearer to them Tip exclaimed: "The Jackdaws are coming! And if they find us here they will surely kill us in their anger. also!' said the Woggle-Bug.In the Jackdaws' Nest when the big diamonds glittered rejoicing exceedingly in the sun's rays. but the Scarecrow at once decided to save those of the party who So he were liable to be injured by the angry birds. who knew from past experience just what to do. commanded Tip to take off Jack's head and lie down with it in the bottom of the nest." The others were not at all afraid. and when this was done he ordered the Woggle-Bug to lie beside Tip. 217 . "My time has come!' "And mine." " "I was afraid of this! moaned the Pumpkinhead. Perceiving the intruders in their nest the birds flew down upon them with screams of rage. Nick Chopper. completely covering their bodies. But now they heard a great jabbering and flopping of wings. Hardlyhad this been accomplished when the flock of Jackdaws reached them.
as many assailants as did the Woodman's .Famous WisKiivg Pills The Tin Woodman was usually a peaceful man. So. and their sharp beaks and claws threatened to damage his brilliant plating. kicked out so viciously with his wooden 219 legs that he beat off axe. but that animal. being still upon his back. which hung over the nest in a helpless condition. of them pecked at the eyes of the Gump. but when occasion required he could fight as fiercely as a Roman gladiator. the birds were so numerous and so brave that they Some continued the attack as furiously as before. but the Gump's Others eyes were of glass and could not be injured. the Woodman picked up his axe and made it whirl swiftly around his head. But although many were beaten off" in this way. when the Jackdaws nearly knocked him down in their rush of wings. of the Jackdaws rushed at the Saw-Horse.
His axe fairly flashed among the Jackdaws. When the last foe had disappeared. straw by straw Woodman him. The Scarecrow's head. noting with dismay this wanton destruction of his interior. Tip crawled from under the sofas and assisted the Woggle-Bug Gump and when the from the peg of to follow him. delightedly. of these great wings filled the Jackdaws with by its exertions freed itself rock on which it hung. the birds the Scarecrow's straw. fairly hugging the stiff head of the Gump in his joy. and began it. Nikidik's Famous Wishing Pills fell Finding themselves thus opposed. cried to the Tin flying off with tearing it away and drop. indeed!' responded the Educated Insect. the alarm of the birds knew no bounds and they fled screaming over the mountains. which lay at the center of the nest. covering Tip and the Woggle-Bug and upon Jack's pumpkin head. and fortunately the Gump began wildly waving the two wings remaining on to save the left side of its body. shouted the boy. The flutter terror. "and we owe it all to the flopping of the Thing and the good axe of the Woodman!' are saved!' 220 "We "We . are.Dr. and sank flopping into the nest. only to let it into the great gulf beneath. and that good friend responded with renewed energy.
.HIS AXE FAIRLY FLASHED AMONG THE JACKDAWS.
and said to it: "We owe you made. The . whose head was still beneath the sofas. in a tone of nicely. startled them They gazed around the nest with horror. At this they all turned in surprise to look at the Scarecrow's head. which lay at the back of the nest. get me out of here!" called Jack.Dr. so!' "Not ly completeruined!" declared "I am the Scarecrow. for not a vestige of straw remained. Nikidik's Famous Wishing Pills "If I am saved. He also set the Saw-Horse upright. "For where is the straw that stuffs my body?' ques- The awful tion all. as he noted their astonishment. and Tip managed to roll the pumpkin out and place it upon its neck again. exclaimed a hollow voice." pride." you many thanks for the gallant fight "I really think remarked the we have escaped very Tin Woodman.
Dr. 222 . "Why be sure. "but our friend's clothes are useless without stuffing. and and five-dollar bills There are enough of them to twenties." are "But why the still you all so despondent?' inquired Scarecrow's clothing is Woggle-Bug." "The "Yes. "whoever could imagine you would come to this untimely end?' "I did it to save my friends. "Money!' they all cried. "and I am glad that I perished in so noble and unselfish a manner. "My taking poor. "In the bottom of and twothe nest are thousands of dollar bills dollar "To and tens." returned the head. Why not use the money?' The Tin Woodman began to turn over the rubbills bish with the handle of his axe. safe. in an amazed chorus. what they had first were found to be all and. Nikidik's Famous Wishing Pills Jackdaws had stolen it to the last wisp and flung it all into the chasm that yawned for hundreds of feet beneath the nest. up the Scarecrow's head and caressing it tenderly. stuff a dozen Scarecrows. and fifties. poor friend!' said the Tin Woodman. thought only worthless papers bills of various denominations." answered the Tin Woodman." said the boy." not stuff him with money?' asked Tip. sure enough.
impressively. with "You are now. in There was an immense fortune lying that inaccessible nest.Dr. was tenand his body so closely filled fifties." said the Woggle-Bug. them into various Scarecrow's left The boot were with five-dollar bills. "the most valuable member of our party. Nikidik's Famous Wishing Pills which the mischievous Jackdaws had for years been engaged in stealing from the villages and cities they visited. with the Scare crow's consent. when the task had been completed. and Tip's suggestion was. and as you 223 . quickly pon They selected all the newest cleanest bills and assorted piles. his leg stuffed right leg stuffed with dollar bills. onehundreds and onethousands that he could scarcely button his jacket with comfort.
and such things. I've seen the Professor work lots of sums on the black- board." "But our friend the answered the Tin Woodman." " you." "How about these wishing pills?' enquired the Scarecrow.Dr." "Well. and he claimed anything could be done with x's and and a's. and although at first glance might be mistaken for a Safety Deposit Vault. so he ought easily to figure out how that can be done. so far as and so forth. "I I feel like a new man. gratefully. the emergency is here. Woggle-Bug claims be highly educated. "and unless your brains help us out of it we shall be compelled to pass the remainder of our lives in this nest. "it's merely a question of mathematics. And these are the possessions that have always made me a person to be depended upon in an emergency. by mixing them y's up with plenty of plusses and minuses and equals. 224 ." "It isn't a question of education." returned the Scarecrow." returned the to Insect. Nikidik's are Famous Wishing there is Pills among Thank faithful friends little danger of your being spent. I beg you to remember that my Brains are still composed of the same old material. But he never said anything. taking the box from his jacket pocket." observed Tip. "Can't we use them to escape?' "Not unless we can count seventeen by twos.
for the Saw-Horse was considered the most stupid of the entire party. o my / "And mine." said Pumpkinhead." said the Scarecrow. "Then anyone can count up to seventeen by twos very easily." declared the "You make me Woggle-Bug.Dr. 225 . the creature is right. "old Mombi couldn't use x's and minuses. and if you get to one it is easy to count from one up to seventeen by twos." "Why not start counting at a half of one?" asked the Saw-Horse. quite ashamed of myself. the all." added the Scarecrow. it is that if the thing can be accomplished at a very simple manner. bowing low to the Saw-Horse. for twice one-half is one." making. abruptly. for she never went to school." "Stop! stop!' cried the Pumpkinhead." in "Yes. "Your mathematics seem to me very like a bottle of mixed pickles less more you fish for what you want the I am certain chance you have of getting it." "I wonder the I didn't think of that myself. "You're head ache." They looked at each other in surprise. Nikidik's I Famous Wishing Pills can remember. about counting up to the odd number of seventeen by the even numbers of twos." said Tip. "Nevertheless.
Tip said: "Then I will undertake to make the first wish. "Suppose you do "Yes. and he held the box toward the boy while Tip selected one of the pills and swallowed five. seven. "Count!" cried the Scarecrow." answered the Scare"In fact." returned the Scarecrow." said the Scarecrow. "Now wish!' said the Tin Woodman anxiously. "I can't. one." Observing the truth of this remark. Give me one of the Silver Pills. are you? But let us make a wish at once. but his padded gloves were too clumsy to clutch so small an object. Nikidik's Famous Wishing Pills "I don't." suggested Tip. seventeen!' counted Tip. it. eleven. looking from one crow." This the Scarecrow tried to do. fifteen. to another critically. Who will swallow the first pill?' it. But just then the boy began pains that he became alarmed." he continued. haven't you?' asked the boy. thirteen. and there's no swallow connected with it.Dr. "I believe the boy and the Woggle-Bug are the only ones in our party that are able to swallow. "One-half. 226 to suffer such fearful . "Why not? You've a mouth. three. nine. "You're no wiser than the rest of us. but my mouth is painted on.
a little don't know! " ashamed of his recent exhibition. "Impossible!' declared the Woggle227 . "What can we do for you? Speak. So of course they are all three in the box. I beg!' entreated the Tin Woodman. pills "Why. just the same. "O h! " O-o-o-o-o! Ouch! Murder! Fire! O-o-h! and here he rolled upon the bottom of the nest in such contortions that he frightened them all. "O wish I'd never swallowed that pill!' Then at once the pain stopped. "What's happened?' asked the boy." be. tears of sympathy running has poisoned down "I his nickel cheeks. and he didnt swallow one of them. and the boy rose to his feet again and found the Scarecrow looking with amazement at the end of the pepper-box." said the "That may boy." the Woggledeclared. the three are in the box again!" said the Scarecrow. Nikidik's "The pill Famous Wishing Pills me! "he gasped. but the pill gave me a dreadful pain. the wish came true.Dr. "Didn't Tip wish that ] never swallowed one of them? Well. "Of Bug he'd course they are. I h! I answered Tip.
and 228 . and each pill is good for a wish." "Now you're making my head ache. for I seem to be the only one able and willing to make a wish." was a splendid imitation of a pain. Nikidik's Famous Wishing Pills Bug." repill torted Tip. and they all stood admiring his courage while the Insect counted seventeen by twos in the same way that Tip had perhaps because Woggle-Bugs have stronger stomachs than boys the silver pellet caused it no pain whatever. no. And some reason "I wish the Gump's broken wings mended. I promise you!' and with this remark he retired sulkily to the back of the nest. "it remains for me to save us in most Highly Magnified and Thor- my oughly Educated manner. it is also plain that "Then yourself. the pill can not have given you a pain." said the Woggle-Bug. "Here are still three pills in the box.Dr. Let me have one of the pills. angrily. "Well." "Oh. And as your wish. "I can't understand the thing at all." He swallowed it without hesitation. being granted. we haven't!' protested the Scarecrow. "Suppose you try the next We've wasted one wish already. for done." said Tip. it you suffered no pain. But I won't take another pill. proves you did not swallow the pill. "If you have never swallowed it.
impressive voice. and as well able to fly through life the air as when it had first been brought to on the roof of the palace. All turned to look at the Thing.Dr. and so quickly had the wish been granted that the Gump lay before them in perfect repair. 229 . in a slow. Nikidik's as Famous Wishing said the Pills good as new!' Woggle-Bug.
" can miserable Jackdaws' nest "But it is nearly dark. of well. for one never knows what will happen. these night trips.e 5 caur e cr ow AppeaJs Glirvda. Before long he 231 . "Hooray!' shouted the Scarecrow." said the Tin Woodman. The Woggle-Bug found two handsome bracelets of wrought gold. "and unless we wait until morning to make our I don't like flight we may get into more trouble. which there were many in the nest. tke Good gaily. "We when- now leave this ever we please. and the adventurers amused themselves in the twilight by searching the Jackdaws' nest for treasures." So it was decided to wait until daylight. which fitted his slender arms very The Scarecrow took a fancy for rings.
"for as nearly as I can make out she and her girls conquered of its emeralds. regarding the "but what is it for?' of them could answer that question. so the Saw-Horse decided it was some rare decoration and became very fond of it. waistjeweled brooches to Jack Pumpkinhead's red coat. lorgnette approvingly. however. "It's very pretty. and placed it in his He also pinned several pocket with much pride. by means of a fine chain. although 232 .The Scarecrow Appeals to Glinda had fitted a ring to each finger of his padded gloves. they ended by placing several large seal rings upon the that odd points of the Gump's antlers. amethysts those rings set with sparkling stones. None That none of the party might be slighted. and not being content with that display he added As he carefully chose one more to each thumb." said the creature. musingly. the Scarecrow's hands now presented a most brilliant appearance. and sapphires. which was attached to a heavy fob. and attached a lorgnette. to the neck of the Saw-Horse." city me merely to rob with his my The Tin Woodman was content diamond necklace and refused to accept any additional decorations. such as rubies." said he. "This nest would be a picnic for Queen Jinjur. but Tip secured a fine gold watch.
it At once rose into the air. and the others agreed that the Scarecrow was the best judge of direction. After passing over several cities and villages the Gump carried them high above a broad plain where houses so far moments they were became more and more scattered 233 until they . At least. The Thing flew due North. and Tip gave the word to the Gump to start. But our adventurers did not wait for the assault. They tumbled into the cushioned seats of the sofas as quickly as possible. to Next morning they had cause to congratulate themselves upon the useful condition of the Gump. and in a few from the nest that the chattering Jackdaws took possession without any attempt at pursuit. for with daylight a great flock of Jackdaws apin one more battle for the proached to engage possession of the nest. going in the same direction from whence it had come.The Scarecrow Appeals attention. the great wings flop- ping strongly and with regular motions. to Glinda personage seemed by no means gratified by the Darkness soon fell upon them. that was the Scarecrow's opinion. and Tip and the others the sat Woggle-Bug went down sleep while to wait patiently for the day.
"and wish us headed in the right direction. "I don't know." replied the Scarecrow. and before noon they saw the dome-shaped houses that proved they were once more within the Next came the wide.The Scarecrow Appeals disappeared altogether. decidedly." said Tip." But when the Scarecrow searched in his pocket for the pepper-box containing the two silver Wishing Filled with anxiety. and therefore a long distance from Glinda the Good." "Very well. it was not to be found. sandy of the world from the Land borders of their native land. "But Tin the houses and fences are blue." returned the Highly Magnified one. and probably carrying us further in the wrong direction with every flop of its wings. turning to their guide. to Glinda desert separating the rest of Oz. frankly." said the Woodman." "What shall we do?' asked the boy. Pills. "If we were at the Emerald City we could then move directly southward." "Then the Woggle-Bug must swallow another the Gump is pill. But we dare not go the Emerald City. and so reach our destination. the voyagers hunted throughout every inch of the 234 . "I'm willing. "and that indicates we are in the land of the Munchkins.
flew steadily on. at length. "It is a great misfortune." he cried." replied Tip. who was too careful 235 . "for the one used has enabled us to escape from that loss horrible nest.The Scarecrow Appeals Thing for the precious to Glinda box. "But we are no worse off than before we Pills. "We must have reached the South Country. carrying them they knew not where." the Tin Woodman declared." discovered the Wishing "We pill we are better off. "I must have left the pepper-box in the Jackdaws' nest. and a dismal silence ensued. And still the Gump flew onward. Suddenly Tip uttered an exclamation of surprise. unusual party as this accidents are a carelessness." "Yet the of the other two is serious. but it had disappeared entirely." said the Scarecrow. penitently." the "For in such an liable to happen and we be even now any moment. approaching may new danger." No one dared contradict this. and I deserve a good scolding for my Scarecrow rejoined. "for The Gump below us everything is red!' Immediately they all leaned over the backs of the sofas to look all except Jack.
as they glided rapidly on. and altered slightly the flight of 20(5 .The Scarecrow Appeals of his to Glinda pumpkin head Sure enough. slipping off his neck. the red houses and fences and trees to risk its indicated they were within the domain of Glinda the Good. the Tin Woodman recognized the roads and buildings they passed. and presently.
and while our voyagers gazed about with admiring eyes a company of soldiers silently appeared and But these soldiers of the great surrounded them. fell with a soft. settling upon a velvety green lawn close by a fountain which sent sprays of flashing gems. high into the air." Gradually the Thing sank lower and nearer to the ground until at length it came to rest within the beautiful gardens of Glinda. although they were likewise For Glinda's soldiers wore neat uniforms and girls. instead of water. bore swords and spears. lost "We do not need the Wishing Pills now. Sorceress were entirely different from those of Jinjur's Army of Revolt. Everything was very gorgeous in Glinda's gardens. Gump "Good!' cried the Scarecrow.The Scarecrow Appeals the to Glinda so that they might reach the palace of the celebrated Sorceress. and they marched with a skill and precision that proved them well trained in the arts of war. delightedly. and greeted them with respectful salutations. whence they tinkling sound into the carved marble basin placed to receive them. The Captain commanding this troop which was Glinda's private Body Guard recognized the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman at once. tor we have arrived at our destination. 237 .
Not at all." why we came as well as we do asked "Then what was the use of our coming?' are a Jack. "But. suppose she knows ourselves. gallantly removgave a soldierly ing his hat. "for Glinda the Good is a mighty Sorceress." answered the Scarecrow. and nothing that I goes on in the Land of Oz escapes her notice." returned the Captain. while the Woodman salute. "for she saw you coming long before you arrived." "That is strange!' said Tip. awaiting you. we must not keep her waiting." "Glinda is now within her palace." "To prove you 238 . wondering.The Scarecrow Appeals "Good day!" to Glinda said the Scarecrow. stupidly. Pumpkinhead!' retorted the Scarecrow. if the Sorceress expects us. "we have come to request an audience with your fair Ruler.
Both the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman she knew and liked. but the awkward Pumpkinhead and Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug were creatures she had never seen before. and she could scarcely repress a smile as her peculiar visitors entered and bowed before her. as well as all the good friends and allies you see before you. in a solemn voice. who have enslaved all the men. in among the which Glinda frankly joined. As for the Saw-Horse." said Glinda.The Scarecrow Appeals to Glinda So they all clambered out of the sofas and followed the Captain toward the palace even the Saw-Horse taking his place in the queer procession. robbed the streets and public buildings of all their emerald jewels." "They continued the Scarecrow. "and had we not managed 239 . and they seemed even more curious than the others. and he bowed so stiffly that his head bumped against the floor. "I beg to announce to your glorious highness. Upon her throne of finely wrought gold sat Glinda. "that my Emerald City has been overrun by a crowd of impudent girls with knitting-needles. causing a ripple of laughter soldiers." "I know it." began the Scarecrow. also threatened to destroy me. he looked to be nothing more than an animated chunk of wood. and usurped my throne.
from Pastoria. herself to I be proclaimed Queen." "I know it." said the to possess the throne?" asked "And how came you Glinda." resumed the Scarecrow. from the Wizard of Oz. uneasy at "I got it such questioning. becoming confused the intent look of the Sorceress. the Emerald City is now ruled by General Jinjur." repeated Glinda. "Then.The Scarecrow Appeals to escape their clutches to Glinda our days would long since have ended." said the Scarecrow. 240 . "the throne of the Emerald City belongs neither to you nor to Jinjur. "And where did gravely. and by the choice of the people." returned the Scarecrow." glad to succor the unfortunate " But " That is true. but to this Pastoria from whom the Wizard usurped it." replied the Sorceress. "Therefore I have come t-) beg your assistance. slowly." acknowledged the Scarecrow. who has caused What right have "Why. to she stole oppose her?' the throne from me." "I told he took am "That is true." declared Glinda. the Wizard get it it?" she continued. Scarecrow. "fLr I believe you are always and oppressed. the former under King.
as an impostor. "but Pastoria is now dead and gone. it isn't much fun to be King. "But lives I will if the girl still not stand in her way. when he stole the throne from Ozma's father." " Pastoria had a daughter.The Scarecrow Appeals to Glinda humbly. and some one must rule in his place. this girl who owns the throne." replied the Scarecrow." interrupted the Woggle-Bug. and what is her name? "Her name is Ozma." answered Glinda. Did you know that?" questioned the Sorceress. "I have been informed that the Won- Wizard of Oz was nothing more than a 241 humbug! . "But For where she is I have tried in vain to discover. It will satisfy me as well to have Jinjur turned out." even by so experienced Sorceress as "That derful is pompously. ' strange. In fact. who is the rightful heir to the throne of the Emerald City. the Wizard of Oz. I some time that I am fitted to ocBut where is cupy a far more exalted position. hid the girl in some secret place. and by means of a magical trick with which I am not have known for ' familiar he also managed to prevent her being disa covered myself. especially if one has good brains. "No. as to regain the throne myself.
at least." stammered the Insect. we did. glaring indignantly at the Woggle-Bug. " Didn't he give misinformed. he was guilty of some slight impostures. In 242 . shrinking back. but unless let me ask he was a great Wizard how could he have hidden this girl Ozma so securely that no one can find her?' "I give it up !" replied the Woggle-Bug. "I must really make another effort to discover where this girl is hidden. I assure you. "I have in my library a book in which is inscribed every action of the Wizard while he was said the in our land of Oz or.The Scarecrow Appeals "Nonsense!' exclaimed to Glinda much me a provoked by this speech. "I never knew the Wizard " Perhaps I was personally. "That is the most sensible speech you've made. meekly." I Tin Woodman." retorted the Scarecrow." resumed the Sorceress. thoughtfully." "Well. every action that could be observed by my spies. wonderful set of brains?' "There's no humbug about my heart." announced the Tin Woodman. the Scarecrow. and try to single out the acts that may guide us in discovering the lost Ozma. "and he It is true was a very great Wizard. This book I will read carefully tonight.
.GLINDA SEARCHES THE RECORDS.
and they wandered away through the beautiful gardens. you another audience tomorrow. who said to them: "I have searched carefully through the records of the Wizard's actions. On the following made three secret visits to old Mombi. from which great country the Wizard originally came. and limped "Ah! the that last is slightly on his left foot. and among them I can find but three that appear to have been suspicious. He ate beans with a knife." certainly suspicious!' exclaimed Pumpkinhead. Now." admitted the Scarecrow.The Scarecrow Appeals i to Glinda meantime." suggested the Tin Woodman. morning they again appeared before Glinda. where they passed several hours enjoying all the delightful things with which the Qjjeen of the Southland had surrounded her royal the palace." "Not "Perhaps it is a polite custom in Omaha. "It may be." With this gracious speech Glinda dismissed the adventurers. "he may have had corns." said the Scarecrow. 243 . pray amuse yourselves in my palace and command my servants as if they were I will grant your own. necessarily. it seems to me his eating beans with a knife is more suspicious.
" asked Glinda. impressively. But how does that knowledge help us?' must find Mombi. For." "Then.The Scarecrow Appeals to Glinda "But why. to hide the girl the real heir to the throne of the and a constant danger to the usurper. So we may suspect with good reason that Mombi aided him Ozma. many obstacles in our pathway." with Queen Jinjur. "We know many "and sisted that the tricks Wizard taught the old woman of this his of magic. "I 244 will march with my . who was Emerald City." said Tip. and made Jinjur threaten to destroy my friends and give me back "We "Mombi is now into the old witch's power." replied Glinda. if the people knew that she lived. indeed!' echoed the Woggle-Bug." "I able argument!' cried the Scarecrow." decided Glinda. they would quickly make her their Queen and restore her to her rightful position. have no doubt that Mombi was mixed up in this "An wicked business." continued Glinda. in the Em"It was she who threw so erald City. he would not have done had she not asin him some way. "did he make three secret visits to old Mombi?' "Ah! Why. "and force her to tell where the girl is hidden.
is a terrible old woman!' with a shudder at "and "I am obstinate. perhaps." " She is a terrible old woman. too. tell Emerald City. the thought of Mombi's black "She kettle." the Sorquite obstinate myself.The Scarecrow Appeals army to the to Glinda prisoner." remarked Tip. arations. with a sweet smile. and take Mombi After that truth about we can." ." returned I ceress. force her to the Ozma. "so do not fear Mombi in the least. at Today I will make all necessary prepand we will march upon the Emerald City daybreak tomorrow.
The uniforms of the girl soldiers were pretty and of gay colors. The Sorceress rode in a beautiful palanquin which was like the body of a coach.grand imposing it the Good looked assembled at daybreak before the palace gates. and it really seemed that no foe could by any possibility defeat such a brilliant army.Pluc The Army of Glinda very and when . gleaming swords. their silver-tipped and spears were glistening. the long shafts being inlaid with mother- bright and of-pearl. having doors and 247 . All the officers wore sharp. and shields edged with peacock-feathers.
to the inspiring the royal band.' said the V . the palanquin rested upon two long. our friends The Gump flew along slowly at a point directly over the palanquin in which rode the Sorceress. which were borne shoulders of twelve servants.The Tin Woodman Plucks windows with which a Rose silken curtains. horizontal bars. in order to march of the army. a coach has. upon the The Scarecrow and in the his comrades decided to ride keep up with the swift soon as Glinda had started Gump. but instead of wheels. as and her soldiers had marched away strains of music played by climbed into the sofas and followed. so. "Be careful.
A been made. wish to travel in our company. with military precision and quickness." to the Scarecrow. I beg your pardon. in a reproachful voice. will really try to restrain myself." "You'd you "Ah! better. with scarlet banners flying tent was also pitched for the Scarecrow's party. who was over the side to look at the army below. but night had fallen to the walls of the Emerald City. I "And is. "You did! "said the Woggle-Bug." I "That if murmured ject drop." remarked the educated Woggle-Bug." declared the boy. of the Sorceress was larger than the others. however. 249 . the army retired to rest. "You might "It wouldn't matter." the Insect. The army moved before they came By the dim light of the new moon." " "Didn't I ask you began Tip. couldn't bear to part with you now. promptly.The Tin Woodman Plucks Tin far a Rose leaning Woodman fall. "he can't get broke so long as he is stuffed with money. and when these preparations had above it. feelingly. Glinda's forces silently surrounded the city and pitched their The tent tents of scarlet silk upon the greensward. and was composed of pure white silk. so Tip let the substeadily on.
" "Not so. and came to Glinda's tent. and what are her demands." So the girl passed through the gates. . Go you with a flag of truce to Glinda and ask her why she has dared to invade my dominions. in despair. "We are "for w surely lost!' cried Jinjur." said one of the "is how girls. to surrender as quickly as possible. so we must try to gain time by engaging them in parley. more bravely. She at once climbed to a high tower of the royal palace and saw banners waving in every direction and the great white tent of Glinda standing directly before the gates.to " that she must deliver up If this to is me old Mombi. "Tell your Queen. bearing a white flag to show she was on a mission of peace.The "in Woodman Plucks a Rose Great was the amazement of Queen Jinjur next morning when her soldiers came running to inform her of the vast army surrounding them. "The enemy is still outside the walls. I be my prisoner. 250 done will not molest her farther." said the Sorceress to the girl." ." returned Jinjur. before we get hurt. can our knitting-needles avail against the long spears and terrible swords of our foes?' "The best thing we can do.
" make beds my So Mombi called Jellia Jamb to her. and told her what hag. and performed a certain magical rite with which she was familiar." replied Jinjur. nervously." muttered the filled her with dismay. "for it to be a Queen that I do not wish to be obliged to return home again. ! if you will let me have my own way. Glinda had said. it will cost you the throne of the " Emerald City answered the witch. "If you do.The Tin Woodman Plucks Now when this message was delivered to it a the Rose Queen was her chief counsellor. by deceiving this sorceress. As a result of the enchantment Jellia took on the form and features of Mombi. after glancing into a magic mirror she "But we may even yet escape carried in her pocket." "Don't you think it will be safer for me to deliver you into her hands?' asked Jinjur." do as so aristocratic you please. while the old witch grew to resemble the girl so closely that it seemed impossible anyone could guess the deception. I can save us both very "Then is easily. to and wash dishes for mother. and Jinjur was terribly afraid of the old But she sent for Mombi. for Mombi old witch. clever as she thinks herself. positively. 251 . " But. "I see trouble ahead for all of us.
"if this is really the person she seems "It is certainly old Mombi." replied Glinda. "That 252 . who believed she was speaking the truth. "and our Queen now begs you will will go you promised.The Tin Woodman Plucks "Now." said old a Rose Queen. and leave us I in peace." pleased." much surely do. "let your soldiers deliver up this girl to Glinda." Mombi to the Therefore Jellia. She will think she has the real Mombi in her power. and so will return immediately to her own country in the South." said one of the guards. as is the person you demanded. was Glinda. and then Jinjur's soldiers returned within the city's gates. led from the city gates and taken before "Here away." said the guard. hobbling along like an aged woman. to be.
having been threatened girl. But knew nothing at all of this affair. but some other person who has been made to resemble her! Tell me. Jamb!" cried the Scarecrow. So. sweet and fair though she was.The Tin Woodman Plucks The and a Rose Sorceress quickly summoned the Scarecrow his friends to her tent. understood magic better than any other person in the Land of Oz. resumed rec- "Why. But Glinda." she demanded. while at the same time old your name?' dared not tell. to Glinda's great astonishment. at all. is "what Mombi. Then Jellia was forced to 253 tell of the trick Mombi . turning to the trembling This Jellia with death by the witch if she confessed the fraud. her far away in own crooked it's Jinjur's palace. suddenly form and evil features. Jellia said the Pumpkinhead. Mombi "Here is some foolish trickery!" said the Sorceress. "This is not Mombi her eyes flashing with anger. she quickly transformed the girl into her proper shape. and began to question the about the lost girl Ozma. by uttering a few potent words and making a peculiar gesture. ognizing in "It's our interpreter!' smiling pleasantly. the girl one of his old friends. and presently Jellia she grew so nervous under the questioning that she supposed gave way and began to weep.
which the Sorceress readily granted. and sent word to Jinjur that the fraud was discovered and she must deliver up the real Mombi or suffer terrible consequences. Jinjur was prepared for this message.had played. and had made Jinjur promise to carry it out. wicked old creature had already thought up a new deception. but that Glinda is welcome to enter the 254 . But the that Glinda had discovered her trickery. for the witch well understood. But Glinda was now really angry. and she also begged Glinda's protection. So the Queen said to Glinda's messenger: "Tell your mistress that I cannot find Mombi anywhere. when her natural form was thrust upon her.
.THE TIN WOODMAN PLUCKS THE ROSE.
and a trick Glinda did not suspect. It a vain search for Mombi. the witch transformed herself into a red rose growing upon a bush in the garden of the was a clever idea. The Scarecrow and his comrades happened to be 255 . Tip walked by the side of the Sorceress. so she gave the command to her people to march out of the city and back to their tents. well knowing that Mombi was somewhere within the city walls. the Sorceress must go away peaceably and bother us no more. while Jack Pumpkinhead rode astride the Saw-Horse.The Tin Woodman Plucks herself for the old woman. a Rose She may but if she does not find promise to Glinda agreed to these terms. So to be thrown open. and the Educated. city and search also bring her friends with her. Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug sauntered behind in a dignified manner. while her enemies were march- ing up the street. Of course old Mombi had no so. fol- by sundown. for Glinda had conceived a great liking for the boy. As sundown approached the Sorceress realized she had been defeated by the superior cunning of the aged witch. intention of being found by Glinda." Mombi lowed by the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman. if she likes. so several precious hours were spent in palace. and Glinda Jinjur caused the gates marched in at the head of a company of soldiers.
and they turned with disappointment to obey Glinda's command. chanced to espy a big red rose growing upon a bush.The Tin Woodman Plucks a Rose searching in the garden of the palace just then. and Mombi was thus carried out of the into Glinda's camp without anyone having city and a suspicion that they had succeeded in their quest. who was fond of flowers. he fancied he heard a low moan proceed from the rose. But before they left the garden the Tin Woodman. but he paid no attention to the sound. As he did this 266 . so he plucked the flower and fastened it securely in the tin buttonhole of his tin bosom.
and in the morning. but soon she decided that she was exactly as safe in the Tin button-hole as growing upon the bush. "I will wait awhile and enjoy the humiliation of this Sorceress when she finds I have outwitted her. Woodman's knew the rose and Mombi to For no one be one.lrsavsform&tioi\ Old Mombi The Witch was self at first frightened at finding her- captured by the enemy. Mombi." So throughout the night the rose lay quietly on the Woodman's bosom. when Glinda summoned our friends to a consultation. 257 . Nick Chopwhite per carried his pretty flower with him to the silk tent. and now that she was without the gates of the City her chances of escaping altogether from Glinda were "But there is no hurry." thought much improved.
' reason." 258 . do something else. with a smile. because without our assistance little Ozma will never be rescued and restored to her rightful position Queen of the Emerald City. so "For some u we have failed I fear our expe- dition will prove a failure. "yet I cannot understand how an old Witch who I have been defeated so easily by knows far less of magic than I do myself." "Something else must really be done." said the "And while the girl remains hidden I Scarecrow. And for that I am sorry. for I understand the us "Let business of ruling much better than Jinjur does. to find this cunning old Mombi.tin. will gladly rule in her place." "While we are on the ground I believe it would be wise for us to conquer the Emerald City for Princess Ozma." replied Glinda." said Glinda." as "Do not let us give up so easily." said the Pump- kinhead. and find the girl afterward.
and decided that the seeming rose was nothing else than a transformation of old Mombi. and now she imagined she saw the big red leaves of the to spare. "It will give in you my great pleasure to entertain castle. "Suppose you return with me to my kingdom or Empire. it free of all flower tremble slightly. And if valet will do any of you wish to be nickel-plated. But Glinda had not only equal cunning. At the same instant and must quickly were easy to plan an escape. where there is room enough and me my expense. but far more experience than the Witch. rather. This quickly aroused her in a moment more the Sorceress had suspicions. pothe entire party in a royal wave of litely including his arm." said the Tin Woodman." While the Woodman was speaking Glinda's eyes had been noting the rose in his button-hole. and with a wave of her hand closed the entrance so not find a crack big securely that Mombi could 259 ." oball jected Glinda. and as transformations her she immediately took the form of a Shadow and toward the entrance.The Transformation "But I of Old Mombi have promised not to molest Jinjur. glided along the wall of the tent she was discovered Mombi knew thinking thus to disappear. So the Sorceress reached the opening of the tent before the Shadow.
Glinda discovered it and ran quickly forward to effect its But. Fortunately. in which shape she crawled along the ground. Like a flash he followed the These words so 260 . Glinda did not hesitate to follow. the ground where the tent had been pitched. seeking a crack or crevice in which to hide her tiny body.The Transformation of Old Mombi enough to creep through. The Scarecrow and his friends were greatly surprised at Glinda' s actions." alarmed Mombi that she quickly transformed herself from a shadow to a Black Ant. now fairly frantic with fear. and while the Ant still crawled about. But the Sorceress said to them: " Remain For the old perfectly quiet. and in the form of a huge Griffin sprang through the wall of the tent tearing the silk asunder in her rush and in a moment had darted away with the speed of a whirlwind. and I hope ! to capture her. the Witch. capture. made her last transformation. being just before the city gates. for none of them had noted the Shadow. was hard and smooth. She sprang upon the back of the Saw-Horse and cried: "Now you shall prove that you have a right to be Run run alive! run!' The Saw-Horse ran. all of you Witch is even now with us in this tent. just as her hand was descending.
'. . THE GRIFFIN SPRANG THROUGH THE WALL OF THE TENT.
his of Old Mombi that they Before our friends so fast wooden legs moving twinkled like the rays of a star. in has gone. "but if you will mount into the air I think we can discover which way Glinda its "Where Tip. who was very nervous at the delay. "Come! Let They us follow!' cried the Scarecrow. asked the Gump. Gump was lying "Fly!' commanded to?' calm voice. could recover from their surprise both the Griffin and the Saw-Horse had dashed out of sight.The Transformation Griffin. eagerly. ran to the place where the and quickly tumbled aboard." returned Tip." . "I don't know.
and against the dim horizon. "for the Land of Oz is of small extent. within a few moments were blotted out yet. well." returned the Gump. nevertheless. But. and it panted and gasped pain- and moved more slowly than before. and they knew these specks must be the Griffin and the Saw-Horse. great wings and mounted Far away." Old Mombi had thought herself very wise to choose the form of a Griffin. and it high into the air. fully. for its legs were exceedingly fleet and its strength more enduring than that of other animals. swift as was the Gump's the pursued and pursuer moved more swiftly flight." said the Scarecrow. 262 . But she had not reckoned on the untiring energy of the Saw-Horse. "Let us continue to follow them. whose wooden limbs could run for days without slacking their speed. after an hour's hard running. speeding one after the other. the Griffin's breath began to fail. they could now see two tiny specks. Therefore. and sooner or later they must both come to a halt. across the meadows. So Tip called the Gump's attention to them and bade the creature try to overtake the Witch and the Sorceress.The Transformation "Very spread its of Old Mombi quietly. Then it reached the edge of the desert and began racing But its tired feet sank far across the deep sands.
glaring savagely at the serene and beautiful face of the Sorceress. and so destroyed the magical power of Mombi's transformation. and lay the desert waste. completely exhausted. riding the still vigorous Saw-Horse. upon Glinda came up a moment later. . disappeared from view.The Transformation of Old Mombi fell still into the sand. and having unwound a slender golden thread from her girdle the Sorceress threw it over the head of the panting and helpless Griffin. with one fierce shudder. while in its place was discovered the form of the old Witch. For the animal. and in a few minutes the Griffin forward.
Our friends 265 . "You are my then I will carry you back to my tent. and rest yourself. and voice." still "Why do have I you seek me?" asked Mombi. I in- tend to punish you severely. and if I find it is true that so abused you have your knowledge of magic. scarce able to speak plainly for lack of breath. to be so persecuted?' have done nothing to me. "but suspect you have been guilty of several wicked actions.riivcess prisoner. not harm me! ' "You dare Just then the Gump flew up to them and alighted upon the desert sands beside Glinda." "I defy you!" croaked the old hag." said Glinda. "What done "You to you." answered the I gentle Sorceress. and it is useless for you to struggle any longer. in her soft. sweet "Lie still a moment.
"Now. "You might spoil everything with your foolishness. Mombi sitting in and sullen air. in safety. forced her prisoner to climb still into the sofas. The journey was made was absolutely helpless encircled her throat. but not a word. So the Saw-Horse was tossed aboard. which had been neatly repaired during their absence." The Witch looked at Glinda defiantly. and Tip gave the word to the her place with a grim Gump so to return." 266 ." said the Sorceress to Mombi. But still Mombi remained silent. "Answer me!' cried the Sorceress. which so curiously disappeared. the said Ozma. "I want you to tell us why visits. and then Glinda." remarked Jack.Princess Ozma of Oz were delighted to find that Mombi had finally been captured. and the party of friends soon gathered again in the royal tent." said Tip. holding an end of the golden thread that was around Mombi's neck. "I beg you will keep quiet. " Perhaps she doesn't know. for the old hag long as the magical thread The army hailed Glinda's re- turn with loud cheers. and after a hurried consultation it was decided they should all return to the camp in the Gump. paid you three Wonderful Wizard of Oz and what became of the child. The others now followed.
Princess "Very head." "Suppose we try kindness. "I not put Mombi fer to tell me to death. " No can expect wisdom to flow from a pumpkin." returned Glinda. meekly." suggested the Tin Woodman. "what shall we do to make Mombi speak? Unless she tells us what we her capture will do us no good at all." said the tin 267 "Oh." Don't do that!' exclaimed the Tin kill Woodman. I see!' man. Glinda had been carefully considering what to do. no matter how ugly they may be. no! will certainly put you to death. because she will prethe truth. much relieved. anyone "It would be an awful thing to even old Mombi!' "But shall it is merely a threat. Ozma to be a of Oz murone well. defying us. dear father!' returned the Pumpkin- "How mured glad I am Woggle-Bug!' the Highly Magnified Insect." At this the Witch turned to glare upon him so horribly that the Tin Woodman shrank back abashed. by thus determined to learn the truth I tell me all that you know. "I've heard that anyone can be conquered wish to know with kindness. . For I am about the girl Ozma." "Well." said the Scarecrow. and unless you assure you. softly. and now she turned to Mombi and said: "You will gain nothing. I "Oh.
and not to be trifled with. "Do "I'll try to try." added the Woggle-Bug." Glinda said to old if you remain silent." tell you that you wish suddenly that she startled them all." "Especially if one happens to be Thoroughly Educated. "but you will admit good thing to be alive. "What will you do with me then?' "In that case. and the loss of your magical powers if you tell me the But I think you will prefer to live. speaking so you to forget all the I magic you have ever learned. 268 ." suggested the Pumpkinhead. that it's a "You may make your Mombi. nervously. I assure you." truth. nodding approval. "That is what I expected. "I shall merely ask you to drink a powerful draught which will cause Mombi. who From this brought her a beautiful golden casket.Princess "Suppose said I Ozma all of to Oz know. consolingly. slowly: "I will answer your questions. responded Jack." "Then would become a helpless old woman!' "But you would be alive." said Glinda." keep silent!' said Tip. Mombi cast an uneasy glance at the Sorceress. "You have chosen wisely." replied Glinda. So she replied. and saw that she was in earnest. "between death choice." She then motioned to one of her Captains." pleasantly.
. "To think. and spent most of their time making fudge in the palace kitchens. and the next day Glinda marched upon the Emresist. The result was a declaration of war. I must go back to It is scrubbing floors and churning butter again! I will never consent!' too horrible to think of! as Queen. counseled Jinsoldiers. "that after having ruled less a covered in no lived in a palace. very erald City with pennants flying 279 and bands playing.When Queen tured. the wonderful tidings reached the ears of how Mombi the Witch had been capJinjur how she had confessed her crime to Glinda. So when her who jur to she listened to their foolish prattle and sent a sharp defiance to Glinda the Good and the Princess Ozma. and how the long-lost Princess Ozma had been dispersonage than the boy Tip she wept real tears of grief and despair." she moaned.
" "Not so." answered the Scarecrow. Finding her advance thus baffled. and now wore a bright smile. Then the Scarecrow and his friends climbed aboard. It is The her face Sorceress turned quickly at this speech. and the Gump can still fly. "We still have the Gump. mounted first. while the Woggle-Bug said.The Riches and a forest of Content sparkling brightly of shining spears rays. for Jinjur had closed and barred every gateway." she exclaimed. which Glinda considered sufficient for a guard. at a word from the Princess. Let us go to the "You Gump at once!' So they passed through the ranks of the army until they came to the place. Now. and starve it into the only thing we can do. and the walls of the Emerald City were builded high and thick with many blocks of green marble. Glinda bent her brows in deep thought. the queer 280 . and still there was room for a Captain and three soldiers. and sat upon the sofas. beneath the sun's But when it came to the walls this brave assembly made a sudden halt. near the Scarecrow's tent. in his most positive tone: "We must lay siege to the city. are right. "and certainly have reason to be proud of your brains." submission. Glinda and Princess Ozma where the Gump lay.
Obeying a quick command. the Gump alighted safely in this very courtyard. where she eating green chocolates. They hovered over the palace.Thing they had called the Gump flopped its palmleaf wings and rose into the air. confident that the walls would protect her from her enemies. and soon perceived Jinjur reclining in was comfortably reading a novel with a green cover and a in hammock the courtyard. carrying the party of adventurers high above the walls. the Captain and three soldiers 281 . and before Jinjur had time to do more than scream.
for the Army of Revolt submitted as soon as they knew Jinjur to be a captive.The Riches leaped out and of Content Queen a prisoner. and heralds proclaimed the conquest of the audacious Jinjur and the accession of the beautiful Princess Ozma to the throne of her royal ancestors. made the former locking strong chains upon both her wrists. That act really ended the war. which she Then the bands played their threw wide open. most stirring music while Glinda's army marched into the city. and the Captain marched in safety through the streets and up to the gates of the city. At once the men of the Emerald City cast off their aprons. And it is said that the women were so tired eating of their husbands' cooking that they .
of good behavior Jinjur was likewise released. and. the good wives prepared so delicious a feast for the weary men that harmony was immediately restored in every family. 283 . she ruled her people with wisdom and justice. Emerald City had ever known.The Riches all it of Content hailed the conquest of Jinjur with joy. and so great was the number of precious stones picked from their settings by these vain girls. who was appointed to the important post of Public Educator. rushing one and all to the kitchens of their houses. offered the creature any reward it might girl. was quite the loveliest Ozma made Queen the helpful to plexing. although she was so young and inexperienced. that every one of the royal jewelers worked steadily for more than a month to replace them in their settings. The name. Ozma's first act was to oblige the Army of Revolt to return to her every emerald or other gem stolen from the public streets and buildings. Meantime the Army of Revolt was disbanded and On promise the girls sent home to their mothers. Certain is that. and the Woggle-Bug. Ozma when in her royal duties grew per- her gratitude to the Gump for its services. For Glinda gave her good advice on all occasions.
and I replied the Gump. I am compelled to fly through the air my legs being of no use to me whatever. am greatly I Once ashamed of my conglomerate was a monarch of the forest. fully prove. as a with abrupt questions. as but now. You might and so it think that was the end of the Gump. The antlered head was again hung over the mantle-piece in the hall. and it frequently startled. was." So Ozma ordered the Gump taken apart. Therefore I beg to be dispersed. over the mantle-piece continued to talk whenever it took a notion to do so. The broom tail resumed its accustomed duties in the kitchen." pieces. and often she rode the queer creature along the streets of the Emerald City. and the sofas were untied and placed in the reception parlors. being Ozma's personal property.The Riches "Then. She had its wooden legs shod with gold. my antlers please take me to did not wish to be brought to life. 1 was tenderly cared for. and finally. its The Saw-Horse. But the head flying-machine. I of " Content personality. to keep them 284 . the people who waited in the hall for an audience with the Queen. in my present upholstered condition of servitude. the Scarecrow replaced all the clotheslines and ropes on the pegs from which he had taken them on the eventful day when the Thing was constructed.
THE SCARECROW AS ROYAL TREASURER .
and no one interferes in any way with my When I get conduct of public or personal affairs. and I have an Absolute Monarch." the people said to one another. "but for that very reason it is easier to rule. "for as ever. After Glinda's army had marched back home. called myself an Emperor because I am 285 ." said he to Ozma. but Jack was so poor a student attempt to educate him was soon abandoned.The Riches of Content from wearing out. whereas our new Queen does many things no one would ever expect her to accomplish. home I shall have a new coat of nickel plate." Jack Pumpkinhead remained with Ozma to the end of his days. very big Kingdom. arts The Woggle-Bug tried to teach him several and any that sciences. for I have become somewhat marred and scratched lately. the Tin Woodman announced own Kingdom of "It isn't a his intention to return to his the Winkies. and he did not spoil as soon as he had feared. and peace was restored to the Emerald City. and the tinkle of these golden shoes upon the pavement always filled the Queen's subjects with awe as they thought upon this evidence of her magical powers. although he always remained as stupid in whispers. "The Wonderful Wizard was as never so wonderful Queen Ozma. he claimed to do many things he could not do.
"but not on For I consider brains far account of my money." "We "And I have made the Scarecrow my Royal "For it Treasurer. smiling. in every way. accept "Thank me a visit. but if one has brains without money." declared the Tin Woodman. You may have superior to money. in all the world. never to be parted in the future." "I am. he cannot use it to advantage. noticed that if one has money without brains. after all. "Someday I may what to become of the Scarecrow? " I ' shall return with my friend the Tin Woodman." returned the Scarecrow. "that your friend must be the richest man in all the world. the same time. seriously." have decided said the stuffed one. What do "I think.The Riches and then I of Content is shall be glad to have you pay you." said the little Queen." replied But the invitation. they will enable him to fortably to the end of his days." explained the Tin Woodman. must acknowledge that a good heart is a thing that brains can not create." it I who am the richest 286 ." live com- "At "you buy." Ozma. has occurred to me that it is a good thing to have Royal Treasurer who you think?' a is made of money. and that money can not is man Perhaps.
The Riches "You "and the riches of content!' of Content are both rich." said Ozma. gently. your riches are the only riches worth having 287 . my friends.
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