THE WIZARD HELPS THE FOUR FRIENDS
Next morning the Scarecrow got up very
early. He said to his friends: "I am going to the Great Wizard. At last I
shall have brains in my head, not straw."
"I know you have no brains, but I like
you as you are,"
1 said Dorothy.
"You are very kind, dear Dorothy;"
said the Scarecrow, "but I want so much to be clever."
Then he said good-bye to his friends
and went to the Throne Room.
There he knocked at the door.
"Come in!" said Oz.
The Scarecrow found the little man in
the small room behind the Throne Room.
"I have come to get my brains," he
said. "You promised to put brains into my head."
"Oh, yes," said the Wizard, "I
remember it very well. I am very sorry, but I must take your head off and put
some brains into it."
"That's all right," said the
Scarecrow. "Take it off!"
So the old man took the Scarecrow's
head off and pulled the straw out of it. He put a lot of pins into the straw.
He filled the head with all that. Then he put the head back on the Scarecrow's
shoulders and said to him:
"Now you will be a great man. You have
a lot of brains."
"Thank you very much," said the
Scarecrow. "I think I am already wise
2 with my new
He went back to his friends.
"Look how wise I am now!" he said.
"Yes, your head is very big now," said
Dorothy. "But why are there so many pins in it?"
my brains are now very sharp,"
3 answered the Scarecrow.
"Now I must go to the Wizard and get
my heart," said the Tin Woodman. He went to the door of the Throne Room and
knocked at it.
"Come in," said Oz. The Tin Woodman
went into the Throne Room and said:
"You promised to give me a heart. I
have come to get it."
"Very well," said the Wizard. "But I
must cut a small hole in your breast
first. Then I shall put a heart in it."
"All right," said the Tin Woodman, "do
it please." So the Wizard cut a small hole in the left side of the Woodman's
breast. Then he went to a cupboard and took out of it a small box. Out of the
box he took a small heart. It was made of red silk. "It is a very beautiful
heart, isn't it?" said Oz.
"Yes, it is!" said the Tin Woodman.
"But is it a kind heart?"
"Oh, yes, it is, it's a very kind
heart!" answered Oz. The Tin Woodman thanked the Wizard many times. He was
"I like this heart very much," he
said. "And I shall never forget your help! Thank you very, very much!" "That's
all right," answered the Wizard.
The Woodman ran back to his friends.
The Cowardly Lion now went to the
Throne Room and knocked at the door.
"Come in!" said the Wizard.
"I have come to get my courage," said
"Very well," said the old man. "You
will have it!"
He went to his cupboard and took out a
green cup. It was a very beautiful cup. There was some red wine in it. The
Wizard gave it to the Lion.
"Drink it," said Oz.
"What is it?" asked the Lion.
"You must drink it," said Oz. "It is
courage. Courage must be in you! Do you understand? Drink it quickly."
The Lion took the cup and quickly
drank from it.
"How are you now?"
"Oh, I am fine!" answered the Lion. "I
have a lot of courage! I am full of courage.
6 Thank you
very, very much!"
And the happy Lion went to his
Oz laughed very much when he thought
of the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion.
"How funny they are! I am glad I have
made them happy," he thought. "I told them that I'm a bad Wizard, but they
don't believe me and ask me to do things that I can't do. So they make a
humbug of me!"
Then he thought of Dorothy.
"It was easy to make her three friends
happy. But how can I help her? How can I take the poor child back to Kansas?
I'm afraid I can't do it!"
1 I like you as you
are — Ты мне и так нравишься
2 wise —мудрый
brains are now very sharp — теперь у меня очень острый ум
your breast — в твоей груди
are you now? — Ну, как теперь?
6 full of courage —