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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 13

By L. Frank Baum

Chapter 13

The Rescue

  • The Lion is psyched to hear the witch is dead. Dorothy sets him free, then she frees the Winkies. The Winkies are even more psyched. They've been enslaved for a long time.
  • The Lion wishes that the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman could be there. Dorothy wonders if they can be rescued.
  • They ask the Winkies to help. The Winkies are more than happy to oblige because they're so grateful to Dorothy.
  • A special team of Winkies heads into the forest to retrieve the Tin Woodman. He's pretty banged up.
  • Luckily the Winkies have a whole team of tinsmiths that sets to work to restore the tin man. Soon enough he's good as new.
  • The tin man is so happy to have come back to life that he cries. Dorothy wipes away his tears so he won't rust.
  • Now the Winkies and the tin man set off to find the Scarecrow. They re-stuff him with new straw and he's all set.
  • The gang hangs out in the castle for a few days before they prepare to leave for Oz. They say a tender goodbye to the Winkies, who tell the Tin Woodman they want to make him their king.
  • On their way out the door, Dorothy sees the witch's Golden Cap and, on a whim, tries it on. It fits perfectly.
  • Our band of travelers is off to see the Wizard once more.