She took off her old leather shoes and tried on the silver ones, which fitted her as well as if they had been made for her. She closed the door, locked it, and put the key carefully in the pocket of her dress. And so, with Toto trotting along soberly behind her, she started on her journey. There were several roads near by, but it did not take her long to find the one paved with yellow bricks. Within a short time she was walking briskly toward the Emerald City, her silver shoes tinkling merrily on the hard, yellow road-bed.
The sun shone bright and the birds sang sweetly, and Dorothy did not feel nearly so bad as you might think a little girl would who had been suddenly whisked away from her own country and set down in the midst of a strange land. She was surprised, as she walked along, to see how pretty the country was about her.
There were neat fences at the sides of the road, painted a dainty blue color, and beyond them were fields of grain and vegetables in abundance. Evidently the Munchkins were good farmers and able to raise large crops. Once in a while she would pass a house, and the people came out to look at her and bow low as she went by; for everyone knew she had been the means of destroying the Wicked Witch and setting them free from bondage.
The houses of the Munchkins were odd-looking dwellings, for each was round, with a big dome for a roof. All were painted blue, for in this country of the East blue was the favorite color. Toward evening, when Dorothy was tired with her long walk and began to wonder where she should pass the night, she came to a house rather larger than the rest. On the green lawn before it many men and women were dancing. Five little fiddlers played as loudly as possible, and the people were laughing and singing, while a big table near by was loaded with delicious fruits and nuts, pies and cakes, and many other good things to eat.
The people greeted Dorothy kindly, and invited her to supper and to pass the night with them; for this was the home of one of the richest Munchkins in the land, and his friends were gathered with him to celebrate their freedom from the bondage of the Wicked Witch. Dorothy ate a hearty supper and was waited upon by the rich Munchkin himself, whose name was Boq.
Then she sat upon a settee and watched the people dance.
Besides, you have white in your frock, and only witches and sorceresses wear white. So we know you are a friendly witch. Dorothy did not know what to say to this, for all the people seemed to think her a witch, and she knew very well she was only an ordinary little girl who had come by the chance of a cyclone into a strange land. When she had tired of watching the dancing, Boq led her into the house, where he gave her a room with a pretty bed in it. The sheets were made of blue cloth, and Dorothy slept soundly in them till morning, with Toto curled up on the blue rug beside her.
She ate a hearty breakfast, and watched a wee Munchkin baby, who played with Toto and pulled his tail and crowed and laughed in a way that greatly amused Dorothy. Baum's second Oz adventure is available in a faithful reproduction of the rare first edition.
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The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank; Illustrated by John R. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Almost Like New. With pictorial pastedown in perfect condition to front board.
Printed ca. With 36 titles on rear flap ending with Mimics in Oz. With previous owner's name neatly printed on the page before the half title page. Not ex-library. A hint of very light shelf wear to dustjacket. Baum, L. Large 8vo pgs.
Illust by John R. Neill with 12 color plates and others in black and white. Light green cloth, paste down color illustrated front cover. No advertisment on verso of half title page.
Captioned color plates. Very good condition. Fairly bright copy, lightly worn at corners. Seller: K. Grunewald - Bookdealer Published: Chicago: Reilly and Lee Co.. Clean tan cloth with a front cover paper paste-on. Black title on spine.
The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Children B ; Color Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; pages. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.
May be ex-library. Original Binding. Very Good. John R. The Scarecrow of Oz first edition early issue is for sale. The Scarecrow of Oz is written by L. Frank Baum and is superbly illustrated by John R.
This wonderful Wizard of Oz book measures 7. The original green cloth board has a picture label pasted to the front and an illustration to the spine. The binding is in Very Good condition being complete with wear to the front board, spine and back board, and fading to the spine. The original front endpapers and rear endpapers have a wonderful double page black illustration on a white background. There are numbered pages packed with stunning black and white illustrations and all 12 full page colour plates are present.
The pages are in overall Good condition with age toning.
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An exceptional copy in mylar. Very Good None. Pictorial end papers.