DOROTHY IS UNHAPPY
Poor Dorothy cried all the time. And
her friends were very sorry for her. The Tin Woodman cried a little too.
"Now I shall never see my Aunt Em and
my Uncle Henry," she said to her friends one day.
They were all in the Throne Room. The
Scarecrow was now the ruler of the Emerald City. He sat on the big throne and
his comrades stood before him.
"Dear Dorothy," said the Scarecrow,
"we all like this beautiful Emerald City. It is nice to live here, isn't it?
Don't think about your Kansas, then we can all be happy here."
"But I don't want to live here," cried
Dorothy. "I want to go back to Kansas and live with Aunt Em and Uncle Henry."
"But what can we do, how can we help
you?" asked the Tin Woodman.
"I must think about it," said the
Scarecrow. He thought and thought. Then he said: "Let us call the Green
Soldier and ask him to help us."
So they called the Green Soldier.
"This little girl," the Scarecrow said
to him, "wants to go back to Kansas. How can she do it?"
can help her," answered the Green Soldier.
"Who is Ozma?" said Dorothy.
"Ozma is the Good Witch of the South.
She is the ruler of the Land of Oz. I know she will help you, she is very
"How shall I find her?" asked Dorothy.
"You must go to the South," answered
the Green Soldier.
"It's very easy to find her palace.
But the way there is full of dangers." With these words the soldier left the
The Scarecrow thought hard.
2 He thought
and thought. Then he said: "The best thing for Dorothy is to go
to Ozma and ask her for help."
"Yes, I shall go to the Country of the
South," said Dorothy. "I can't stay here."
"I shall go with Dorothy," said the
Lion. "I don't want to stay in this city. I want to help Dorothy. I am not
"Well," said the Tin Woodman. "I shall
go with Dorothy too. I have a big kind heart. It tells me that I must not
leave Dorothy when she wants help."
"When shall we start?" asked the
"Are you going too?" they asked.
"Yes, I am!" said the Scarecrow.
"Dorothy helped me to get my wonderful brains. How can I leave her now when
she wants help?"
"Thank you all, my dear friends," said
Dorothy. "You are very kind to me. I want to start at once!"
"We shall start tomorrow morning,"
said the Scarecrow.
Early next morning the Green Soldier
unlocked their eye-glasses.
Then he opened the gate for them. Our
friends started on their way. 5
They were happy. Dorothy hoped to get
home, and her friends were glad that they could help her.
It was a very long way to the Country
of the South, and they met with many dangers. They walked through dark forests
full of beasts. They went up high mountains. Wicked
giants tried to kill them. But
each time their love for one another
6 helped them.
At last they came to a rich and happy
country. It was the Country of the South.
They saw green fields, beautiful
rivers, small houses and nice gardens full of fruit. At last they came to a
very beautiful palace. It was Ozma's palace. Three beautiful young
girl-soldiers stood before the gate. One of them came up to Dorothy and asked:
"Where do you come from? 7
What do you want here?"
"We have come to see Ozma, the Good
Witch of the South, who rules the Land of Oz," said Dorothy. "Please, take us
"What is your name?" asked one of the
girl-soldiers. "We shall go to Ozma and tell her about you."
Dorothy told them her name. The
girl-soldier went into the palace.
When she came back she said to
Dorothy: "Ozma asks you to come in."
The girl-soldier took our friends to a
big Throne Room where they saw Ozma on a beautiful throne.
1 Ozma — Озма
2 The Scarecrow
thought hard.— Пугало напряженно думал.
best thing for Dorothy is to go — Самое лучшее для Дороти — это пойти
4 at once — немедленно
5 started on their way
— отправились в путь
for one another — друг к другу
7 Where do you come
from? — Откуда ты?