Image from page 194 of “The marvelous land of Oz; being an account of the further adventures of the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman … a sequel to the Wizard of Oz” (1904)
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Title: The marvelous land of Oz; being an account of the further adventures of the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman … a sequel to the Wizard of Oz
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919 Neill, John R. (John Rea), ill
Publisher: Chicago : The Reilly & Britton co.
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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who oppose me are guilty of 173 The Prisoners of the Queen treason, and must be punished by the law you havejust mentioned. This view of the case puzzled the Scarecrow. How is it, friend Nick? he asked, turning tothe Tin Woodman. Why, when it comes to Law, I have nothing tosay, answered that personage; for laws were nevermeant to be understood, and it is foolish to makethe attempt. Then what shall we do? asked the Scarecrow,in dismay. Why dont you marry the Queen? And then ,you can both rule, suggested the Woggle-Bug. Jinjur glared at the insect fiercely. Why dont you send her back to her mother,where she belongs? asked Jack Pumpkinhead. Jinjur frowned. Why dont you shut her up in a closet until shebehaves herself, and promises to be good? enquiredTip. Jinjurs lip curled scornfully. Or give her a good shaking! added the Saw-Horse. No, said the Tin Woodman, we must treatthe poor girl with gentleness. Let us give her allthe jewels she can carry, and send her away happyand contented. 174
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SEATED WITHIN THE THRONE WAS GENERAL JINJUR. The Prisoners of the Queen At this Queen Jinjur laughed aloud, and the nextminute clapped her pretty hands together thrice, asif for a signal. You are very absurd creatures, said she; butI am tired of your nonsense and have no time tobother with you longer. While the monarch and his friends listened inamazement to this impudent speech, a startling thinghappened. The Tin Woodmans axe was snatchedfrom his grasp by some person behind him, and hefound himself disarmed and helpless. At the sameinstant a shout of laughter rang in the ears of the de-voted band, and turning to see whence this came theyfound themselves surrounded by the Army of Revolt,the girls bearing in either hand their glistening knit-ting-needles. The entire throne room seemed tobe filled with the rebels, and the Scarecrow and hiscomrades realized that they were prisoners. You see how foolish it is to oppose a womanswit, said Jinjur, gaily; and this event only provesthat I am m
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