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Describe Dorothy’s house?

Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer's wife. Their house was small, for the lumber to build it had to be carried by wagon many miles. There were four walls, a floor and a roof, which made one room; and this room contained a rusty looking cookstove, a cupboard for the dishes, a table, three or four chairs, and the beds. Uncle Henry and Aunt Em had a big bed in one corner, and Dorothy a little bed in another corner. There was no garret at all, and no cellar--except a small hole dug in the ground, called a cyclone cellar, where the family could go in case one of those great whirlwinds arose, mighty enough to crush any building in its path. It was reached by a trap door in the middle of the floor, from which a ladder led down into the small, dark hole. 2. Describe the landscape of the prairies-

There was nothing but the great gray prairie on every side. Not a tree nor a house broke the broad sweep of flat country that reached to the edge of the sky in all directions. The sun had baked the plowed land into a gray mass, with little cracks running through it. Even the grass was not green, for the sun had burned the tops of the long blades until they were the same gray color to be seen everywhere. Once the house had been painted, but the sun blistered the paint and the rains washed it away, and now the house was as dull and gray as everything else. 3. Describe her uncle & auntWhen Aunt Em came there to live she was a young, pretty wife. The sun and wind had changed her, too. They had taken the sparkle from her eyes and left them a sober gray; they had taken the red from her cheeks and lips, and they were gray also. She was thin and gaunt, and never smiled now. When Dorothy, who was an orphan, first came to her, Aunt Em had been so startled by the child's laughter that she would scream and press her hand upon her heart whenever Dorothy's merry voice reached her ears; and she still looked at the little girl with wonder that she could find anything to laugh at. Uncle Henry never laughed. He worked hard from morning till night and did not know what joy was. He was gray also, from his long beard to his rough boots, and he looked stern and solemn, and rarely spoke. 4. Describe Toto & explain their friendshipIt was Toto that made Dorothy laugh, and saved her from growing as gray as her other surroundings. Toto was not gray; he was a little black dog, with long silky hair and small black eyes that twinkled merrily on either side of his funny, wee nose. Toto played all day long, and Dorothy played with him, and loved him dearly. 5. Describe the onset of the cyclone? From the far north they heard a low wail of the wind, and Uncle Henry and Dorothy could see where the long grass bowed in waves before the coming storm. There now came a sharp whistling in the air from the south, and as they turned their eyes that way they saw ripples in the grass coming from that direction also.

so sudden and severe that if Dorothy had not been lying on the soft bed she might have been hurt. How was Dorothy feeling when she landed in the strange land? She was awakened by a shock. She sprang from her bed and with Toto at her heels ran and opened the door. the jar made her catch her breath and wonder what had happened. At first she had wondered if she would be dashed to pieces when the house fell again. and there it remained and was carried miles and miles away as easily as you could carry a feather 7. Dorothy felt as if she were going up in a balloon. The little girl gave a cry of amazement and looked about her. but the great pressure of the wind on every side of the house raised it up higher and higher. for the strong pressure of the air was keeping him up so that he could not fall. Describe the Munchkins? . and made it the exact center of the cyclone. afterward closing the trap door so that no more accidents could happen 8. Why Dorothy feel that she had lost Toto? Toto got too near the open trap door. gray prairies. Dorothy sat up and noticed that the house was not moving.6. nor was it dark. until it was at the very top of the cyclone. At last she crawled over the swaying floor to her bed. In spite of the swaying of the house and the wailing of the wind. with stately trees bearing rich and luscious fruits. rushing and sparkling along between green banks. but as the hours passed and nothing terrible happened. The north and south winds met where the house stood. and dragged him into the room again. But soon she saw one of his ears sticking up through the hole. and birds with rare and brilliant plumage sang and fluttered in the trees and bushes. Banks of gorgeous flowers were on every hand. and lay down upon it. She crept to the hole. Dorothy soon closed her eyes and fell fast asleep. but she felt quite lonely. 9. In the middle of a cyclone the air is generally still. There were lovely patches of greensward all about. her eyes growing bigger and bigger at the wonderful sights she saw. Describe the place where the cyclone landed the house? The cyclone had set the house down very gently--for a cyclone--in the midst of a country of marvelous beauty. How was Dorothy feeling while she was getting carried away by the cyclone? Hour after hour passed away. she stopped worrying and resolved to wait calmly and see what the future would bring. and the wind shrieked so loudly all about her that she nearly became deaf. 10. How was the house carried away by the cyclone? Then a strange thing happened. A little way off was a small brook. caught Toto by the ear. and at first the little girl thought she had lost him. and slowly Dorothy got over her fright. As it was. for the bright sunshine came in at the window. The house whirled around two or three times and rose slowly through the air. and Toto put his cold little nose into her face and whined dismally. 11. and Toto followed and lay down beside her. flooding the little room. and murmuring in a voice very grateful to a little girl who had lived so long on the dry. and fell in.

in a sweet voice: "You are welcome. for two of them had beards. of the same shade as their hats. But the little old woman walked up to Dorothy. made a low bow and said. are good witches. The men were dressed in blue. were not so powerful to send her back to where Dorothy lived that is Kansas. but neither were they very small. 12. and all were oddly dressed. What preparation did Dorothy make before she left for the city of Emeralds? 18. with little bells around the brims that tinkled sweetly as they moved. although they were. They wore round hats that rose to a small point a foot above their heads. What did Dorothy have for breakfast? . indeed. and two of them. 16. they paused and whispered among themselves. but now that you have killed one of them. to the land of the Munchkins. wicked witches. as if afraid to come farther. and for setting our people free from bondage. her hair was nearly white. Dorothy got them as she she was carried by the cyclone. Whom did the shoes belong to and how did Dorothy get them? The shoes belonged to the wicked witch of the East. They felt that only The Great Wizard Of Oz could send her back. The hats of the men were blue. But the little woman was doubtless much older. who was a well-grown child for her age. and wore well-polished boots with a deep roll of blue at the tops. and she wore a white gown that hung in pleats from her shoulders. Those who dwelt in the East and the West were. They were not as big as the grown folk she had always been used to. and cannot be mistaken. her house dropped on the wicked witch of the East. many years older. she noticed coming toward her a group of the queerest people she had ever seen. those who live in the North and the South. Describe the physical features of the witch of the North and the Munchkins? Three were men and one a woman. Dorothy thought. the little woman's hat was white. Her face was covered with wrinkles. 17. The men. There were only four witches in all the Land of Oz. 13. and she walked rather stiffly." 14. were about as old as Uncle Henry. What did the good witch of the North tell Dorothy? When these people drew near the house where Dorothy was standing in the doorway. for I am one of them myself. most noble Sorceress. I know this is true. Over it were sprinkled little stars that glistened in the sun like diamonds. there is but one Wicked Witch in all the Land of Oz--the one who lives in the West. 15.While she stood looking eagerly at the strange and beautiful sights. She was the Wicked Witch of the East. they seemed about as tall as Dorothy. Why were the Munchkins and the good witch not able to help Dorothy? As Dorothy lived in a civilized country and Munchkins and Good Witch who lived in the North of Oz. So they rightfully belonged to Dorothy. We are so grateful to you for having killed the Wicked Witch of the East. What was written on the slate? Let Dorothy go to the city of Emeralds. so far as looks go. I’m a good witch. In fact.

At that moment Dorothy saw lying on the table the silver shoes that had belonged to the Witch of the East. It was gingham. and his friends were gathered with him to celebrate their freedom from the bondage of the Wicked Witch. to see how pretty the country was about her. pies and cakes. laying a white cloth over the top. which she spread with butter. So she went to the cupboard and cut herself some bread. painted a dainty blue color. Toto ran over to the trees and began to bark at the birds sitting there. What was happening at the largest house? Toward evening. Dorothy went to get him. Then he went back to the house. with a big dome for a roof. All were painted blue. when Dorothy was tired with her long walk and began to wonder where she should pass the night. On the green lawn before it many men and women were dancing. She took off her old leather shoes and tried on the silver ones. The people greeted Dorothy kindly. and taking a pail from the shelf she carried it down to the little brook and filled it with clear. finding it just what she wanted to help out her breakfast. Why did Boq call Dorothy a friendly witch? . she set about making ready for the journey to the City of Emeralds. and saw such delicious fruit hanging from the branches that she gathered some of it. sparkling water. and the people came out to look at her and bow low as she went by. Describe the land of the MunchkinsShe was surprised. They surely will never do for a long journey. but that happened to be clean and was hanging on a peg beside her bed. and many other good things to eat. 21. she came to a house rather larger than the rest. and having helped herself and Toto to a good drink of the cool. for in this country of the East blue was the favourite colour. 20. and the people were laughing and singing. which fitted her as well as if they had been made for her. Once in a while she would pass a house. There were neat fences at the sides of the road. 22. and although the blue was somewhat faded with many washings. She took a little basket and filled it with bread from the cupboard. as she walked along. with checks of white and blue. 19What did Dorothy wear? Dorothy had only one other dress. The girl washed herself carefully. Evidently the Munchkins were good farmers and able to raise large crops. Five little fiddlers played as loudly as possible. it was still a pretty frock. clear water. and invited her to supper and to pass the night with them. She gave some to Toto.When Dorothy was left alone she began to feel hungry. for this was the home of one of the richest Munchkins in the land. for everyone knew she had been the means of destroying the Wicked Witch and setting them free from bondage. while a big table near by was loaded with delicious fruits and nuts. for each was round. and beyond them were fields of grain and vegetables in abundance. and tied her pink sunbonnet on her head. dressed herself in the clean gingham. The houses of the Munchkins were odd-looking dwellings. Then she looked down at her feet and noticed how old and worn her shoes were.

26. If she took away the pole I shall be greatly obliged to you. 25. It never hurt him. the straw he is stuffed with would come out. for his mouth is only painted. nose. and white is the witch colour. which were here very uneven. having no brains. however. Why did scarecrow want to go to the Emerald City? He wanted a brain. She offered a piece to the Scarecrow. he walked straight ahead. Besides. On the feet were some old boots with blue tops. Why did Dorothy resolve not to turn her back? Only the Great Oz could help her get to Kansas again. near a little brook. What mishaps’ happened with the scarecrow? After a few hours the road began to be rough. Dorothy reached up both arms and lifted the figure off the pole. and if he should cut a hole in it so could eat. she had white in her frock. indeed. being stuffed with straw. for. Why couldn’t the scarecrow eat? At noon they sat down by the roadside. Sometimes. so she bravely resolved not to turn back. but he refused . and the walking grew so difficult that the Scarecrow often stumbled over the yellow bricks. What was troubling the scarecrow? For this pole is stuck up his back.He was never hungry and it is a lucky thing he is not. worn and faded. So we know she is a friendly witch. such as every man wore in this country. and only witches and sorceresses wear white. 23. while he joined her in laughing merrily at his own mishap. and that would spoil the shape of his head. 28. it was quite light. which had also been stuffed with straw. What was the scarecrow afraid of? A lighted match. 24. and the rest of the figure was a blue suit of clothes. As for the Scarecrow. 27. and Dorothy would pick him up and set him upon his feet again. they were broken or missing altogether. Blue is the colour of the Munchkins. with eyes. 29. An old. leaving holes that Toto jumped across and Dorothy walked around. and the figure was raised above the stalks of corn by means of the pole stuck up its back. and Dorothy opened her basket and got out some bread.She was wore silver shoes and had killed the Wicked Witch. pointed blue hat that had belonged to some Munchkin was perched on his head. and mouth painted on it to represent a face. and so stepped into the holes and fell at full length on the hard bricks. . Describe the scarecrowIts head was a small sack stuffed with straw.

no matter whether one is a crow or a man. `If you only had brains in your head you would be as good a man as any of them. There is no place like home. 31. and a better man than some of them. saying. What advice did the old crow give the scarecrow? Old crow comforted him. Brains are the only things worth having in this world.' . we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country. Who made the scarecrow and why? A munchkin farmer made the scarecrow to scare the crows who eat his crops. 32. be it ever so beautiful. Why did Dorothy want to go back to Kansas? No matter how dreary and gray our homes are.30.