Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz Little Wizard Stories of Oz: There lived in the Land of Oz two queerly made men who were the best of friends. They were so much happier when together that they were seldom apart; yet they liked to separate, once in a while, that they might enjoy the pleasure of meeting again.

One was a Scarecrow. That means he was a suit of blue Munchkin clothes, stuffed with straw, on top of which was fastened a round cloth head, filled with bran to hold it in shape. On the head were painted two eyes, two ears, a nose and a mouth. The Scarecrow had never been much of a success in scaring crows, but he prided himself on being a superior man, because he could feel no pain, was never tired and did not have to eat or drink. His brains were sharp, for the Wizard of Oz had put pins and needles in the Scarecrow's brains.

The other man was made all of tin, his arms and legs and head being cleverly jointed so that he could move them freely. He was known as the Tin Woodman, having at one time been a woodchopper, and everyone loved him because the Wizard had given him an excellent heart of red plush.

Wizard of Oz: Title: Little Wizard Stories of Oz 1014 by L. Frank Baum (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. Illustrated by John R. Neill (John Rea), 1877-1943

The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman Wizard of Oz

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