Study Guide

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 21

By L. Frank Baum

Chapter 21

The Lion Becomes the King of Beasts

  • The travelers are over the wall and in a nasty country filled with wetlands. Soon enough, they enter a forest.
  • The Lion's pretty excited about being in the forest. The other travelers, not so much. They make camp for the evening.
  • The next day, the group comes upon a group of animals that are clearly having some sort of meeting.
  • The animals see the Lion and explain what's up: there's a giant evil spider terrorizing the forest. The Lion's like, I'll kill it. No biggie. But afterwards, I want to be king.
  • The animals agree and the Lion goes off in search of the spider. Fortunately, when he finds the beast, it is asleep, and the Lion lops off its head. Ewwww.
  • All the animals of the forest bow down to the Lion. Long live the king.