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Introduction

Folklore, legends, myths and fairy stories have adolescence in the course of the a while, for each fit kid has a healthy and instinctive love for tales marvelous, amazing and glaringly unreal. The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have introduced extra happiness to infantile hearts than all different human creations.

Yet the previous time fairy story, having served for generations, could now be classed as "historical" within the kid's library; for the time has come for a sequence of more moderen "wonder stories" within which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eradicated, including all of the terrible and blood-curdling incidents devised through their authors to indicate a fearsome ethical to every story. sleek schooling contains morality; accordingly the trendy baby seeks basically leisure in its ask yourself stories and gladly dispenses with all unpleasant incident.

Having this proposal in brain, the tale of "The great Wizard of oz." was once written completely to delight youngsters of this present day. It aspires to being a modernized fairy story, during which the wonderment and pleasure are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.

L. Frank Baum
Chicago, April, 1900.

1. The Cyclone

Dorothy lived in the middle of the good Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who used to be a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was once the farmer's spouse. Their residence was once small, for the lumber to construct it needed to be carried via wagon many miles. there have been 4 partitions, a flooring and a roof, which made one room; and this room contained a rusty having a look cookstove, a cabinet for the dishes, a desk, 3 or 4 chairs, and the beds. Uncle Henry and Aunt Em had an important mattress in a single nook, and Dorothy a bit mattress in one other nook. there has been no garret in any respect, and no cellar--except a small gap dug within the floor, known as a cyclone cellar, the place the relations may cross in case a type of nice whirlwinds arose, effective sufficient to weigh down any development in its course. It used to be reached by way of a seize door in the midst of the ground, from which a ladder led down into the small, darkish hole.

When Dorothy stood within the doorway and seemed round, she may see not anything however the nice grey prairie on each aspect. no longer a tree nor a home broke the wide sweep of flat nation that reached to the sting of the sky in all instructions. The solar had baked the plowed land right into a grey mass, with little cracks working via it. Even the grass used to be no longer eco-friendly, for the sunlight had burned the tops of the lengthy blades until eventually they have been an identical grey colour to be noticeable all over. as soon as the home have been painted, however the sunlight blistered the paint and the rains washed it away, and now the home used to be as uninteresting and grey as every little thing else.

When Aunt Em got here there to dwell she was once a tender, lovely spouse. The solar and wind had replaced her, too. that they had taken the flicker from her eyes and left them a sober grey; that they had taken the pink from her cheeks and lips, they usually have been grey additionally. She used to be skinny and gaunt, and not smiled now. while Dorothy, who was once an orphan, first got here to her, Aunt Em have been so startled through the kid's laughter that she might scream and press her hand upon her center each time Dorothy's merry voice reached her ears; and she or he nonetheless checked out the little lady with ask yourself that she might locate something to snigger at.

Uncle Henry by no means laughed. He labored tough from morning until evening and didn't comprehend what pleasure used to be. He was once grey additionally, from his lengthy beard to his tough boots, and he seemed stern and solemn, and infrequently spoke.

It used to be Toto that made Dorothy snigger, and kept her from starting to be as grey as her different atmosphere. Toto used to be no longer grey; he used to be a bit black puppy, with lengthy silky hair and small black eyes that twinkled merrily on each side of his humorous, wee nostril. Toto performed all day lengthy, and Dorothy performed with him, and enjoyed him dearly.

Today, even if, they weren't taking part in. Uncle Henry sat upon your doorstep and appeared anxiously on the sky, which used to be even grayer than ordinary. Dorothy stood within the door with Toto in her palms, and checked out the sky too...

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