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Speak and write about: Frank Baum “The wizard of Oz”.



Dorothy, an orphan who lived with her uncle and aunt in Kansas, was accidentally brought by a cyclone, as the cyclone lifted the house Dorothy and her dog, Toto, were in, to the Land of Oz. The house accidentally landed on a Wicked Witch of the East and killed her, which made the Munchkins freed from the Wicked Witch slavery. Despite the beauty of the Land of Oz and the gratefulness of the Munchkins, Dorothy still wanted to go back to Kansas. Thus the Good Witch of the North, which came to the Land of the East after the Munchkins sent her a message about the incident, suggested Dorothy to see the Great Wizard in the City of Emerald and ask him for help. So then with the kiss of the Good Witch of the North on her forehead, and the silver shoes of the killed Wicked Witch of the East on her feet, she went to see the Great Oz.
In her journey to the City of Emerald, she met the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion in different places. They decided to go to see the Great Oz together, for the Scarecrow wanted a brain, the Tin Woodman wanted a heart, and the Cowardly Lion wanted courage to ask to the Great Wizard. Together they faced many obstacles and successfully made their way to the City of Emerald and they met the Great Oz.
After they met the Great Oz, they were asked to kill the Wicked Witch of the West before the Great Oz gave them what they wanted. As the Great Oz wishes, they had a journey to the West and try to beat the Wicked Witch of the West. In their second journey, they found difficult times. They have been attacked by a troop of wolves, a flock of wild crows, a swarm of black bees, and a dozen of Winkies sent by the Wicked Witch. But the Tin Woodman chopped the wolves to death, the Scarecrow killed all the wild crows, the black bees dead for trying to sting the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion scared the Winkies away. Mad of being beaten, the Wicked Witch requested the Winged Monkey with the power of the Golden Cap to destroy all the travelers but the Cowardly Lion. So the Winged Monkeys tore the body of the Scarecrow, and throw the Tin Woodman from the air to the rocky country. The two comrades were destroyed, but the Winged Monkey couldn’t harm Dorothy for she had been kissed on the forehead by the Good Witch of the North. So they brought both Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion to the castle of the Wicked Witch of the West.
The Wicked Witch herself couldn’t harm Dorothy because of the kiss, so she planned to steal the powerful silver shoes of the Wicked Witch of the East that Dorothy wore. Dorothy was so angry for the Wicked Witch of the West stole her silver shoes, that she threw a bucket of water to the Wicked Witch which then melted her to death. Happy and rejoiced, for being freed from the Wicked Witch, the Winkies helped Dorothy and her companions. After the wrecked Tin Woodman and the torn Scarecrow had been repaired, using the power of the Golden Cap, they flew back to the City of Emerald with the help of the Winged Monkeys.
As they got back to the Great Oz, they accidentally found out that the Great Oz was not a wizard after all. He was actually a man from Omaha who flew in an air balloon and got trapped in the magical land a quite long time before. He deceived all the people in the Land and built the City of Emerald then became the ruler of it. Anyway, the old man gave the Scarecrow a brain made of pins and needles, the Tin Woodman a heart made of silk and filled with sawdust, the Cowardly Lion a bottle of courage, and promised Dorothy that he would make an hot-air balloon for them to cross the desert surrounding the magical Land and get back to Kansas. But when the balloon launched, Dorothy missed the chance for she was chasing Toto through the crowd and the old man flew away.
Anyway, a guard on the City of Emeralds suggested her to see Glinda, the Good Witch of the South and ask for her help. So once again, Dorothy and her comrades went on a journey, to the Land of the South. This last journey was not as hard as the previous ones, for they have already experienced many things together and the Scarecrows had its brain, the Tin Woodman had his heart, and the Lion was no longer cowardly. On their journey, they met the Fighting trees, the dainty China Country and china people, the great forest in which the Lion killed a monster and became the King of the Beasts, the Hammer Heads, and finally they got in the Country of the Quadlings. In the country there was the Palace of Glinda, the Good Witch of the South. Glinda finally gave Dorothy the way to get back to Kansas, after she asked the Golden Cap from Dorothy. The way out was actually there all the time, in the Silver Shoes Dorothy got from the Wicked Witch of the East. So Dorothy bade her friends good bye and knocked the heels of the Silver Shoes together for three times, and she finally got home to where her aunt and uncle were.

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