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11. H wandarfal siti v /oz

Ivan wiT Fz pratektd bF H grIn spektaklz, /dYraTi n har frendz war At farst dAzld bF H briliansi v H wandarfal siti. H scrIts war lFnd wiT bjMtifal hQzz Yl bilt v grIn myrbl n stadd evrIwEr wiT spyrklN emeraldz. HE wYkd Ovar a pEvmnt v H grIn myrbl, n wEr H bloks war Jqnd tageHar war rOz v emaraldz, set klOsli, n glitarN in H brFtnis v H san. H windO pEnz war v grIn glAs; Ivan H skF abav H siti hAd a grIn tint, n H rEz v H san war grIn.

HEr war meni pIpl -- men, wiman, n cildran -- wYkN abQt, n HIz war Yl Jresd in grIn klOz n hAd grIniS skinz. HE lUkd At /dYraTi n har scrEnJli asYrtd kampani wiT wandarN Fz, n H cildran Yl rAn awE n hid bihFnd HEr maHarz wen HE sY H /lFan; bat nO wan spOk t Hem. meni Sops stUd in H scrIt, n /dYraTi sY Ht evrITiN in Hem waz grIn. grIn kAndi n grIn pop kYrn war ofard f sEl, Az wel Az grIn SMz, grIn hAts, n grIn klOz v Yl sYrts. At wan plEs a mAn waz selN grIn lemanEd, n wen H cildran bYt i /dYraTi kUd sI Ht HE pEd f i wiT grIn penIz.

HEr sImd t b nO hYrsz nYr Anamlz v enI kFnd; H men kyrId TiNz arQnd in litl grIn kyrts, wic HE pUSd bifYr Hem. evrIwan sImd hApi n kntentd n prosparas.

H /gyrdian v H /gEts led Hem TrM H scrIts antil HE kEm t a big bildN, egzAktli in H midl v H /siti, wic waz H /pAlis v /oz, H /grEt /wizard. HEr waz a sOlJar bifYr H dYr, Jresd in a grIn jMnifYrm n wErN a loN grIn bIrd.

"hIr r scrEnJarz," sed H /gyrdian v H /gEts t him, "n HE dimAnd t sI H /grEt /oz."

"step insFd," Ansard H sOlJar, "n F wil kEri jYr mesiJ t him."

sO HE pAsd TrM H /pAlis /gEts n war led intM a big rMm wiT a grIn kyrpit n lavli grIn farnicar set wiT emaraldz. H sOlJar mEd Hem Yl wFp HEr fIt apon a grIn mAt bifYr entarN Hs rMm, n wen HE war sItd hI sed palFtli:

"plIz mEk jYrselvz kamfartabl wFl F gO t H dYr v H /TrOn /rMm n tel /oz jM r hIr."

HE hAd t wEt a loN tFm bifYr H sOlJar ritarnd. wen, At lAst, hI kEm bAk, /dYraTi Askd:

"hAv jM sIn /oz?"

"O, nO," ritarnd H sOlJar; "F hAv nevar sIn him. bat F spOk t him Az hI sAt bihFnd hiz skrIn n gEv him jYr mesiJ. hI sed hI wil grAnt jM an odians, if jM sO dizFr; bat Ic wan v jM mast entar hiz prezans alOn, n hI wil Admit bat wan Ic dE. HErfYr, Az jM mast rimEn in H /pAlis f sevarl dEz, F wil hAv jM SOn t rMmz wEr jM mE rest in kamfart Aftar jYr Jarni."

"TANk jM," riplFd H garl; "Ht z vEri kFnd v /oz."

H sOlJar nQ blM a grIn wisl, n At wans a jaN garl, Jresd in a priti grIn silk gQn, entard H rMm. SI hAd lavli grIn hEr n grIn Fz, n sI bQd lO bifYr /dYraTi Az SI sed, "folO mI n F wil SO jM jYr rMm."

sO /dYraTi sed gUd-bF t Yl har frendz eksept /tOtO, n tEkN H dog in har yrmz folOd H grIn garl TrM sevan pAsiJz n ap TrI flFts v stErz antil HE kEm t a rMm At H frant v H /pAlis. i waz H swItist litl rMm in H warld, wiT a soft kamfartabl bed Ht hAd SIts v grIn silk n a grIn velvit kQntarpEn. HEr waz a tFni fQntan in H midl v H rMm, Ht Sat a sprE v grIn parfjMm intM H Er, t fYl bAk intM a bjMtifal kyrvd grIn myrbl bAsin. bjMtifal grIn flQrz stUd in H windOz, n Her waz a Self wiT a rQ v litl grIn bUks. wen /dYraTi hAd tFm t Open HIz bUks SI fQnd Hem fUl v kwIr grIn pikcarz Ht mEd har lAf, HE war sO fani.

in a wYrJrOb war meni grIn Jresz, mEd v silk n sAtin n velvit; n Yl v Hem fitd /dYraTi egzAktli.

"mEk jYrself parfiktli At hOm," sed H grIn garl, "n if jM wiS f enITiN riN H bel. /oz wil send f jM tamyrO mYrnN."

SI left /dYraTi aloN n went bAk t H aHarz. HIz SI YlsO led t rMmz, n Ic wan v Hem fQnd himself loJd in a vEri plezant pyrt v H /pAlis. v kYrs Hs palFtnis waz wEstd on H /skErkrO; f wen hI fQnd himself alOn in hiz rMm hI stUd stMpidli in wan spot, Jast wiHin H dYrwE, t wEt til mYrnN. i wUd not rest him t lF dQn, n hI kUd not klOz hiz Fz; sO hI rimEnd Yl nFt stErN At a litl spFdar wic waz wIvN its web in a kYrnar v H rMm, Jast Az if i war not wan v H mOst wandarfl rMmz in H warld. H /tin /wUdmAn lE dQn on hiz bed fram fYrs v hAbit, f h rimembard wen hI waz mEd v fleS; bat not bIiN Ebl t slIp, hI pAsd H nFt mMvN hiz Jqnts ap n dQn t mEk Sar HE kept in gUd warkN Yrdar/ H /lFan wUd hAv prifard a bed v JrFd lIvz in H fYrist, n did not lFk bIiN Sat ap in a rMm; bat hI hAd tM mac sens t let Hs wari him, sO hI sprAN apon H bed n rOld himself ap lFk a kAt n pard himself aslIp in a minit.

H nekst mYrnN, Aftar brekfast, H grIn mEdan kEm t fec /dYraTi, n SI Jresd har in wan v H pritIist gQnz, mEd v grIn brOkEdd sAtin. /dYraTi pUt on a grIn silk Epran n tFd a grIn ribin arQnd /tOtO'z nek, n HE styrtd f H /TrOn /rMm v H /grEt /oz.

farst HE kEm t a grEt hYl in wic war meni lEdIz n Jentalman v H kYrt, Yl Jresd in ric kostMmz. HIz pIpl hAd naTiN t d bat tok t Ic aHar, bat HE YlwEz kEm t wEt QtsFd H /TrOn /rMm evri mYrnN, YlHO HE war nevar parmitd t sI /oz. Az /dYraTi entard HE lUkd At har kjariasli, n wan v Hem wispard:

"r jM rIli gOiN t lUk apon H fEs v /oz H /tErabl?"

"v kYrs," Ansard H garl, "if hI wil sI mI."

"O, hI wil sI jM," sed H sOlJar hM hAd tEkan har mesiJ t H /wizard, "YlHO hI daz not lFk t hAv pIpl Ask t sI him. indId, At farst hI waz ANgri n sed F SUd send jM bAk wEr jM kEm fram. Hn hI Askd mI wat jM lUkd lFk, n wen F mencand jYr silvar SMz hI waz vEri mac intarestd. At lAst F tOld him abQt H myrk apon jYr fYrhed, n hI disFdd hI wUd Admit jM t hiz prezans."

Jast Hn a bel rAN, n H grIn garl sed t /dYraTi, "Ht z H signl. jM mast gO intM H /TrOn /rMm alOn."

SI Opand a litl dYr n /dYraTi wokd bOldli TrM n fQnd harself in a wandarfl plEs. i waz a big, rQnd rMm wiT a hF yrcd rMf, n H wYlz n sIlN n flYr war kavard wiT lyrJ emaraldz set klOsli tageHar. in H sentar v H rMf waz a grEt lFt, Az brFt Az H san, wic mEd H emaraldz spyrkl in a wandarfl mAnar.

bat wat intarestd /dYraTi mOst waz H big TrOn v grIn myrbl Ht stUd in H midl v H rUm. i waz SEpd lFk a cEr n spyrkld wiT Jemz, Az did evrITiN els. in H sentar v H cEr waz an InYrmas /hed, wiTQt a bodi t sapYrt i Yr eni yrmz Yr legz watevar. HEr waz nO hEr apon Hs hed, bat i hAd Ez n a nOz n mQT, n waz mac bigar Hn H hed v H bigist JFant.

Az /dYraTi gEzd apon Hs in wandar n fIr, H Fz tarnd slOli n lUkd At har Syrpli n stedili. Hn H mQT mMvd, n /dYraTi hard a vqs sE:

"F Am /oz, H /grEt n /tErabl. hM r jM, n wF d jM sIk mI?"

i waz not sac an ofal vqs Az SI hAd ekspektd t kam fram H big /hed; sO SI tUk kariJ n Ansard:

"F Am /dYraTi, H /smYl n /mIk. F hAv kam t jM f help."

H Fz lUkd At har TYtfali f a fUl minit. Hn sed H vqs:

"wEr did jM get H silvar SMz?"

"F got Hem fram H /wikid /wic v H /Ist, wen mF hQs fel on har n kild har," SI riplFd.

"wEr did jM get H myrk apon jYr fYrhed?" kntinjMd H vqs.

"Ht z wEr H /gUd /wic v H /nYrT kisd mI wen SI bEd mI gUd-bF n sent mI t jM," sed H garl.

agen H Fz lUkd At har Syrpli, n HE sY SI waz telN H crMT. Hn /oz Askd, "wat d jM wiS mI t d?"

"send mI bAk t /kAnzas, wEr mF /Ynt /em n /aNkl /henri r," SI Ansard arnistli. "F dOn't lFk jYr kancri, YlHO i z sO bjMtifal. n F Am Sar /Ynt /em wil b Jredfali warId Ovar mF bIiN awE sO loN."

H Fz wiNkd TrI tFmz, n Hn HE tarnd ap t H sIlN n dQn t H flYr n rOld arQnd sO kwIrli Ht HE sImd t sI evri pyrt v H rMm. n At lAst HE lUkd At /dYraTi agen.

"wF SUd F d Hs f jM?" Askd /oz.

"bikYz jM r scroN n F Am wIk; bikYz jM r a /grEt /wizard n F Am Onli a litl garl."

"bat jM war scroN Inaf t kil H /wikid /wic v H /Ist," sed /oz.

"Ht Jast hApand," ritarnd /dYraTi simpli; "F kUd not help i."

"wel," sed H /hed, "F wil giv jM mF Ansar. jM hAv nO rFt t ekspekt mI t send jM bAk t /kAnzas anles jM d samTiN f mI in ritarn. in Hs kancri evrIwan mast pE f evrITiN hI gets. if jM wiS mI t jMz mF mAJik pQrz t send jM hOm agen jM mast d samTiN f mI farst. help mI n F wil help jM."

"wat mast F d?" Askd H garl.

"kil H /wikid /wic v H /west," Ansard /oz.

"bat F kn not!" eksklEmd /dYraTi, grEtli sarprFzd.

"jM kild H /wic v H /Ist n jM wEr H silvar SMz, wic bEr a pQrfal cyrm. HEr z nQ bat wan wikid wic left in Yl Hs lAnd, n wen jM kn tel mI SI z ded F wil send jM bAk t /kAnzas -- bat not bifYr."

H litl garl bigAn t wIp, SI waz sO mac disapqntd; n H Fz winkd agen n lUkd apon har ANkSasli, Az if H /grEt /oz felt Ht SI kUd help him if SI wUd.

"F nevar kild enITiN, wiliNli," SI sobd. "Ivan if F wontd t, hQ kUd F kil H /wikid /wic? if jM, hM r /grEt n /tErabl, kn not kil har jYrself, hQ d jM ekspekt mI t d i?"

"F d not nO," sed H /hed; "bat Ht z mF Ansar, n antil H /wikid /wic dFz jM wil not sI jYr aNkl n Ynt agen. rimembar Ht H /wic z /wikid -- cremendasli -- n Yt t b kild. nQ gO, n d not Ask t sI mI agen antil jM hAv dan jYr tAsk."

sYrOfali /dYraTi left H /TrOn /rMm n went bAk wEr H /lFan n H /skErkrO n H /tin /wUdmAn war wEtN t hIr wat /oz hAd sed t har. "Har z nO hOp f mI," SI sed sAdli, "f /oz wil not send mI hOm antil F hAv kild H /wikid /wic v H /west; n Ht F kn nevar d."

har frendz war syri, bat kad d naTiN t help har; sO /dYraTi went t har On rMm n lE dQn on har bed n krFd harself t slIp.

H nekst mYrnN H sOlJar wiT H grIn wiskarz kEm t H /skErkrO n sed:

"kam wiT mI, f /oz hAz sent f jM."

sO H /skErkrO folOd him n waz Admitd intM H grEt /TrOn /rMm, wEr hI sY, sitN in H emarald TrOn, a mOst lavli /lEdi. SI waz Jresd in grIn silk gYz n wYr apon har flOiN grIn loks a krQn v JMlz. grOiN fram har SOldarz war wiNz, gYrJas in kolar n sO lFt Ht HE flatard if H slFtist breT v Er rIcd Hem.

wen H /skErkrO hAd bQd, Az pritili Az hiz scrY stafN wUd let him, bifYr Hs bjMtifal krIcar, SI lUkd apon him swItli, n sed:

"F Am /oz, H /grEt n /tErabl. hM r jM, n wF d jM sIk mI?"

nQ H /skErkrO, hM hAd ekspektd t sI H grEt /hed /dYraTi hAd tOld him v, waz mac astoniSd; bat hI Ansard har brEvli.

"F Am Onli a /skErkrO, stafd wiT scrY. HErfYr F hAv nO brEnz, n F kam t jM prEiN Ht jM wil pUt brEnz in mF hed insted v scrY, sO Ht F mE bikam Az mac a mAn Az eni aHar in jYr dOminjanz."

"wF SUd F d Hs f jM?" Askd H /lEdi.

"bikYz jM r wFz n pQrfal, n nO wan els kn help mI," Ansard H /skErkrO.

"F nevar grAnt fEvarz wiTQt sam ritarn," sed /oz; "bat Hs mac F wil promis. if jM wil kil f mI H /wikid /wic v H /west, F wil bistO apon jM a grEt meni brEnz, n sac gUd brEnz Ht jM wil b H wFzist mAn in Yl H /lAnd v /oz."

"F TYt jM Askd /dYraTi t kil H /wic," sed H /skErkrO, in sarprFz.

"sO F did. F dOn't kEr hM kilz har. bat antil SI z ded F wil not grAnt jYr wiS. nQ gO, n d not sIk mI agen antil jM hAv arnd H brEnz jM sO grEtli dizFr."

H /skErkrO went syrOfali bAk t hiz frendz n tOld Hem wat /oz hAd sed; n /dYraTi waz sarprFzd t fFnd Ht H /grEt /wizard waz not a hed, Az SI hAd sIn him, bat a lavli /lEdi.

"Yl H sEm," sed H /skErkrO, "SI nIdz a hyrt Az mac Az H /tin /wUdmAn."

on H nekst mYrnN H sOlJar wiT H grIn wiskarz kEm t H /tin /wUdmAn n sed:

"/oz hAz sent f jM. folO mI."

sO H /tin /wUdmAn folOd him n kEm t H grEt /TrOn /rMm. hI did not nO weHar hI wUd fFnd /oz a lavli /lEdi Yr a /hed, bat hI hOpd i wUd b H lavli /lEdi. "f," hI sed t himself, "if i z H hed, F Am Sar F SAl not b givan a hyrt, sins a hed hAz nO hyrt v its On n HErfYr kn not fIl f mI. bat if i z H lavli /lEdi F SAl beg hyrd f a hyrt, f Yl lEdIz r Hemselvz sed t b kFndli hYrtd."

bat wen H /wUdmAn entard H grEt /TrOn /rMm hI sY nIHar H /hed nYr H /lEdi, f /oz hAd tEkan H SEp v a mOst tErabl bIst. i waz nErli Az big Az an elafant, n H grIn TrOn sImd hyrdli scroN Inaf t hOld its wEt. H /nIst hAd a hed lFk Ht v a rFnosaras, oNli HEr war fFv Fz in its fEs. HEr war fFv loN yrmz grOiN Qt v its bodi, n i YlsO hAd fFv loN, slim legz. Tik, wUli hEr kavard evri pyrt v i, n a mYr Jredfal-lUkN monstar kUd not b imAJind. i waz fYrcanat H /tin /wUdmAn hAd nO hyrt At Ht mOmant, f i wUd hAv bIt lQd n fAst fram tErar. bat bIiN Onli tin, H /wUdmAn waz not At Yl afrEd, YlHO hI waz mac disapqntd.

"F Am /oz, H /grEt n /tErabl," spOk H /bIst, in a vqs Ht waz wan grEt rYr. "hM r jM, n wF d jM sIk mI?"

"F Am a /wUdmAn, n mEd v tin. HErfYr F hAv nO hyrt, n kn not lav. F prE jM t giv mI a hyrt Ht F mE b Az aHar men r."

"wF SUd F d Hs?" dimAndd H /bIst.

"bikYz F Ask i, n jM alOn kn grAnt mF rikwest," Ansard H /wUdmAn.

/oz gEv a lO grQl At Hs, bat sed, grafli: "if jM indId dizFr a hyrt, jM mast arn i."

"hQ?" Askd H /wUdmAn.

"help /dYraTi t kil H /wikid /wic v H /west," riplFd H /bIst. "wen H /wic z ded, kam t mI, b F wil Hn giv jM H bigist n kFndist n mOst lavN hyrt in Yl H /lAnd v /oz."

sO H /tin /wUdmAn waz fYrsd t ritarn syrOfali t hiz frendz n tel Hem v H tErabl /bIst hI hAd sIn. HE Yl wandard grEtli At H meni fYrmz H /grEt /wizard kUd tEk apon himself, n H /lFan sed:

"if hI z a /bIst wen F gO t sI him, F SAl rYr mF lQdist, n sO frFtan him Ht hI wil grAnt Yl F Ask. n if hI z H lavli /lEdi, F SAl pritend t spriN apon har, n sO kampel har t d mF bidN. n if hI z H grEt /hed, hI wil b At mF marsi; f F wil rOl Hs hed Yl abQt H rMm antil hI promisz t giv as wat wI dizFr. sO b v gUd cIr, mF frendz, f Yl wil jet b wel."

H nekst mYrnN H solJar wiT grIn wiskars led H /lFan t H grEt /TrOn /rMm n bEd him entar H prezans v /oz.

H /lFan At wans pAsd TrM H dYrm n glAnsN arQnd sY, t hiz sarprFz, Ht bifYr H TrOn waz a /bYl v /fYr, sO fIrs n glOiN hI kUd skErsli bEr t gEz apon i. hiz farst TYt waz Ht /oz hAd bF Aksidant kYt on fFr n waz barnN ap; bat wen hI crFd t gO nIrar, H hIt waz sO intens Ht i sinJd hiz wiskarz, n hI krept bAk cremblNli t a spot nIrar H dYr.

Hn a lO, kwFit vqs kEm fram H /bYl v /fFr, n HIz war H wardz i spOk:

"F Am /oz, H /grEt n /tErabl. hM r jM, n wF d jM sIk mI?"

n H /lFan Ansard, "F Am a /kQwardli /lFan, afrEd v evrITiN. F kEm t jM t beg Ht jM giv mI kariJ, sO Ht in rIAliti F mE bikam H /kiN v /bIsts, Az men kYl mI."

"wF SUd F giv jM kariJ?" dimAndd /oz.

"bikYz v Yl /wizardz jM r H grEtist, n alOn hAv pQr t grAnt mF rikwest," Ansard H /lFan.

H /bYl v /fFr barnd fIrsli f a tFm, n H vqs sed, "briN mI prMf Ht H /wikid /wic z ded, n Ht mOmant F wil giv jM kariJ. bat Az loN Az H /wic livz, jM mast rimEn a kQward."

H /lFan waz ANgri At Hs spIc, bat kUd sE naTiN in riplF, n wFl hI stUd sFlantli gEzN At H /bYl v /fFr i bikEm sO fjariasli hot Ht hI tarnd tEl n raSd fram H rMm. hI waz glAd t fFnd hiz frendz wEtN f him, n tOld Hem v hiz tErabl intarvjM wiT H /wizard.

"wat SAl wI d nQ?" Askd /dYraTi sAdli.

"HEr z Onli wan TiN wI kn d," ritarnd H /lFan, "n Ht z t gO t H lAnd v H /wiNkIz, sIk Qt H /wikid /wic, n discrq har."

"bat sapOz wI kn not?" sed H garl.

"Hn F SAl nevar hAv kariJ," diklErd H /lFan.

"n F SAl nevar hAv brEnz," Add H /skErkrO.

"n F SAl nevar hAv a hyrt," spOk H /tin /wUdmAn.

"n F SAl nevar sI /Ynt /em n /aNkl /henri," sed /dYraTi, biginN t krF.

"b kErfal!" krFd H grIn garl. "H tIrz wil fYl on jYr grIn silk gQn n spot i."

sO /dYraTi JrFd har tIrz n sed, "F sapOz wI mast crF i; bat F Am Sar F d not wont t kil enIbodi, Ivan t sI /Ynt /em agen."

"F wil gO wiT jM; bat F'm tM mac v a kQward t kil H /wic," sed H /lFan.

"F wil gO tM," diklErd H /skErkrO; "bat F SAl not b v mac help t jM, F Am sac a fMl."

"F hAvn't H hyrt t hyrm Ivan a /wic," rimyrkd H /tin /wUdmAn; "bat if jM gO F sartanli Sal gO wiT jM."

HErfYr i waz disFdd t styrt apon HEr Jarni H nekst mYrnN, n H /wUdmAn Syrpand hiz Aks on a grIn grFndstOn n hAd Yl hiz Jqnts proparli qld. H /skErkrO stafd himself wiT freS scrY n /dYraTi pUt nM pEnt on hiz Fz Ht hI mFt sI betar. H grIn garl, hM waz vEri kFnd t Hem, fild /dYraTi'z bAskit wiT gUd TiNz t It, n fAsand a litl bel arQnd /tOtO'z nek wiT a grIn riban.

HE went t bed kwFt arli n slept sQndli antil dE-lFt, wen HE war awEkand bF H krOiN v a grIn kok Ht livd in H bAk jyrd v H /pAlis, n H kAklN v a hen Ht hAd lEd a grIn eg.

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