DOROTHY TALKS ABOUT OZ, THE WIZARD
After a long walk Dorothy and her
friends came to a great green wall. The wall went around the Emerald City. It
was high and thick and had only one gate in it. The road of yellow brick ended
at the gate.
Dorothy knocked at the gate. It opened
slowly and they saw a little man in a green suit. His face was green; his
beard and hair were green too. Near him there was a large green box.
When the little man in the green suit
saw Dorothy and her comrades he asked:
"Who are you? What do you want in the
Emerald City?" "We want to see the Great Wizard of Oz," said Dorothy. "Do you
think the Great Wizard will see you?" 1 asked the little
"Why not?" asked Dorothy. "Why can't
he see us?" "He sees no men, women or children," answered the little green
"Does he never go out for a walk?"
asked the Scarecrow.
"Never!" was the answer. "He sits day
after day in the great Throne Room and never goes out."
"What is he like?" asked the girl.
"I can't tell you that, I have never
seen him," said the green man. "You see, the Great Wizard can change his form
when he likes. And he changes it all the time. Some people say he looks like a
bird or a cat. Other people say he looks like a monkey. And some say he looks
like a beautiful fairy. But we don't know what his right form is!"
"That is very strange, isn't it?" said
Dorothy. "But we must see him."
"Why must you see him?" asked the
"I must see him because I want him to
give me some brains," said the Scarecrow.
"Oh, it's very easy for him to give
you some brains," said the little man. "The Great Wizard has a lot of brains."
"And I want him to give me a heart,"
said the Tin Woodman.
"That will be easy for him too," said
the little man. "He has a large collection of hearts, big and small. He keeps
them in a silver box."
"And I shall ask him to give me some
courage," said the Cowardly Lion.
"Oh, the Wizard has a big bag of
courage in his Throne Room," said the little green man. "He will be glad to
give you some courage from the bag."
"And I shall ask him to send me back
to Kansas prairie," said Dorothy. "It is my home. My aunt and uncle are
waiting for me there."
"I don't know where Kansas prairie
is," said the little man. "But I hope the Great Wizard will find Kansas for
you. Now I shall take you to him, if you are not afraid. The Wizard of Oz is
very terrible. But first I shall give you all eye-glasses. You must put them
on and wear them all the time."
"Why?" asked Dorothy.
"Because," said the green man, "the
Great Wizard has ordered it. All the houses in the Emerald City are made of
emeralds. To look at them will be bad for your eyes. All the people who live
in the Emerald City and those who come to it must wear eye-glasses night and
day. They can't take them off because when they put the eye-glasses on I lock
them. The Great Wizard ordered it and you must do what he wants you to do."
He opened his big box. Dorothy saw a
lot of green eyeglasses in it.
The man found a pair of glasses for
Dorothy and put them over her eyes. Then he locked them at the back of her
head with a little key. Then the green man found a pair of glasses the
Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman. He even found green glasses for Toto and the
He locked all of them with his key and
"Now let us go to the Great Wizard of
And they went after the little green
man into the streets of the Emerald City.
Little Dorothy and her friends gave a
cry of surprise-so bright and beautiful was the Emerald City. They liked it
very much.. The houses were made of green emeralds. The window glass was green
too. Even the sky over their heads was a little green. There were many people:
men, women and children, walking in the streets of the Emerald City. They all
wore green clothes. They had beautiful green eyes and green hair. They looked
at Dorothy and her friends in surprise, but they did not speak to them. The
children were frightened when they saw the Cowardly Lion. They all ran to
their mothers. There were no horses, dogs or other animals in the Emerald
City. The people looked at Toto in surprise.
There were many shops in the Emerald
City. Dorothy saw green sweets and cakes, green shoes and hats, and green
clothes in the shops. At one place a man sold green nuts and children gave him
Soon they saw a big and wonderful
palace. It stood in the middle of the Emerald City. The walls of the palace
were made of green emeralds.
The ruler of the Emerald City, the
Great Wizard of Oz lived in that beautiful green palace.
1 will see you — зд.
2 what his right form
is - какова его наружность на самом деле