Study Guide

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West Volume 4, Chapter 3, Part 3

By Gregory Maguire

Volume 4, Chapter 3, Part 3

  • Nor is having a great time with the soldiers and acting pretty flirty.
  • One day she decides to clean the soldiers' rooms for them and borrows Elphaba's broom.
  • The broom starts moving around and hovering. Nor hops on it flies high up in the air.
  • Elphaba spies her and orders her to come down. She tells Nor to stay away from her stuff and from the soldiers and stomps off.
  • But then Elphaba tries the broom out herself and discovers that she too can fly.
  • She practices at night and "She felt like a night angel" (4.3.3.23).
  • A trader comes by with news: Munchkinland has seceded from Oz and Nessarose is now head of the new Free State of Munchkinland.
  • Elphie decides she ought to go check up on her younger sister, so she sneaks off at night and flies on her broom to Munchkinland.
  • She doesn't tell anyone that she's gone, since she expects to return soon.

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