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18. awE t H sQT

/dYraTi wept bitarli At H pAsN v har hOp t get hOm t /kAnzas agen; bat wen SI TYt i Yl Ovar SI waz glAd SI hAd not gon ap in a balMn. n SI felt syri At lMzN /oz, n sO did har kmpAnjanz.

H /tin /wUdmAn kEm t har n sed:

"crMli F SUd b angrEtfal if F fEld t mYrn f H mAn hM gEv mI mF lavli hyrt. F SUd lFk t krF a lital bikYz /oz z gon, if jM wil kFndli wFp awE mF tIrz, sO Ht F SAl not rast."

"wiT pleZar," SI Ansard, n brYt a tQwal At wans. Hn H /tin /wUdmAn wept f sevral minits, n sI wocd H tIrz kErfali n wFpd Hem awE wiT H tQwal. wen hI finiSd, hI TANkd har kFndli n qld himself TarOli wiT hiz JMld ql-kAn, t gyrd agenst mishAp.

H /skErkrO waz nQ H rMlar v H /emarald /siti, n YlTO hI waz not a /wizard H pIpal war prQd v him. "f," HE sed, "HEr z not anaHar siti in Yl H warld Ht z rMld bF a stafd mAn." n, sO fyr Az HE nM, HE war kwFt rFt.

H mYrnN Aftar H balMn hAd gon ap wiT /oz, H fYr crAvalarz met in H /TrOn /rMm n tYkd mAtarz Ovar. H /skErkrO sAt in H big TrOn n H aHarz stUd respektfali bifYr him.

"wI r not sO anlaki," sed H nM rMlar, "f Hs /pAlis n H /emarald /siti biloN t as, n wI kn d Jast Az wI plIz. wen F rimembar Ht a SYrt tFm agO F waz ap on a pOl in a fyrmar's kYrnfIld, n Ht nQ F Am H rMlar v Hs bjMtifal /siti, F Am kwFt sAtisfFd wiT mF lot."

"F YlsO," sed H /tin /wUdmAn, "Am wel-plIzd wiT mF nM hyrt; n, rIli, Ht waz H Onli TiN F wiSd in Yl H warld."

"f mF pyrt, F Am kantent in nOiN F Am Az brEv Az eni bIst Ht evar livd, if not brEvar," sed H /lFan modestli.

"if /dYraTi wUd Onli b kantentd t liv in H /emarald /siti," kntinjMd H /skErkrO, "wI mFt Yl b hApi tageHar."

"bat F dOn't wont t liv hIr," krFd /dYraTi. "F wont t g t /kAnzas, n liv wiT /Ynt /em n /aNkal /henri."

"wel, Hn, wat kn b dan?" inkwFrd H /wUdmAn.

H /skErkrO disFdd t TiNk, n hI Tyt sO hyrd Ht H pinz n nIdalz bigAn t stik Qt v hiz brEnz. fFnali hI sed:

"wF not kYl H /wiNgd /maNkIz, n Ask Hem t kEri jM Ovar H dezart?"

"F nevar TYt v Ht!" sed /dYraTi Jqfali. "it's Jast H TiN. F'l gO At wans f H /gOldan /kAp."

wen SI brYt i intM H /TrOn /rMm SI spOk H mAJik wardz, n sMn H bAnd v /wiNgd /maNkIz flM in TrM H Opan windO n stUd bisFd har.

"Hs z H sekand tFm jM hAv kYld as," sed H /maNkI /kiN, bQiN bifYr H lital garl. "wat d jM wiS?"

"F wont jM t flF wiT mI t /kAnzas," sed /dYraTi.

bat H /maNki /kiN SUk hiz hed.

"Ht kn not b dan," hI sed. "wI biloN t Hs kancri alOn, n kn not lIv i. HEr hAz nevar bin a /wiNgd /maNki in /kAnzas jet, n F sapOz HEr nevar wil b, f HE dOn't biloN HEr. wI SAl b glAd t sarv jM in eni wE in Qr pQr, bat wI kn not kros H dezart. gUd-bF."

n wiT anaHar bQ, H /maNki /kiN spred hiz wiNz n flM awE TrM H windO, folOd bF Yl hiz bAnd.

/dYraTi waz redi t krF wiT disapqntmant. "F hAv wEstd H cyrm v H /gOldan /kAp t nO parpas," SI sed, "f H /wiNgd /maNkIz kn not help mI."

"i z sartanli tM bAd!" sed H tendar-hyrtd /wUdmAn.

H /skErkrO waz TiNkN agen, n hiz hed balJd Qt sO hYrabli Ht /dYraTi fIrd i wUd barst.

"let as kYl in H sOlJar wiT H grIn wiskarz," hI sed, "n Ask hiz AdvFs."

sO H sOlJar waz samand n entard H /TrOn /rMm timidli, f wFl /oz waz alFv hI nevar waz alQd t kam fyrHar Hn H dYr.

"Hs lital garl," sed H /skErkrO t H sOlJar, "wiSz t kros H dezart. hQ kn SI d sO?"

"F kn not tel," Ansard H sOlJar, "f nObadi hAz evar krosd H dezart, anles i z /oz himself."

"z HEr nO wan hM kn help mI?" Askd /dYraTi arnistli.

"/glinda mFt," hI saJestd.

"hM z /glinda?" inkwFrd H /skErkrO.

"H /wic v H /sQT. SI z H mOst pQrfal v Yl H /wicz, n rMlz Ovar H /kwodlNz. bisFdz, har kAsal stAndz on H eJ v H dezart, sO SI mE nO a wE t kros i."

"/glinda z a /gUd /wic, izn't SI?" Askd H cFld.

"/kwodlNz TiNk SI z gUd," sed H sOlJar, "n SI z kFnd t evrIwan. F hAv hard Ht /glinda z a bjMtifal wUman, hM nOz hQ t kIp jaN in spFt v H meni jIrz SI hAz livd."

"hQ kn F get t har kAsal?" Askd /dYraTi.

"H rOd z scrEt t H /sQT," hI Ansard, "bat i z sed t b fUl v dEnJarz t crAvalarz. HEr r wFld bIsts in H wUdz, n a rEs v kwIr men hM d not lFk scrEnJarz t kros HEr kancri. f Hs rIzan nan v H /kwodlNz evar kam t H /emarald /siti."

H sOlJar Hn left Hem n H /skErkrO sed:

"i sImz, in spFt v dEnJarz, Ht H best TiN /dYraTi kn d z t crAval t H /lAnd v H /sQT n Ask /glinda t help har. f, v kYrs, if /dYraTi stEz hIr SI wil nevar get bAk t /kAnzas."

"jM mast hAv bin TiNkN agen," rimyrkd H /tin /wUdmAn.

"F hAv," sed H /skErkrO.

"F SAl gO wiT /dYraTi," diklErd H /lFan, "f F Am tFrd v jYr siti n loN f H wUdz n H kancri agen. F Am rIli a wFld bIst, jM nO. bisFdz, /dYraTi wil nId samwan t pratekt har."

"Ht z crM," agrId H /wUdmAn. "mF Aks mE b v sarvis t har; sO F YlsO wil gO wiT har t H /lAnd v H /sQT."

"wen SAl wI styrt?" Askd H /skErkrO.

"r jM gOiN?" HE Askd, in sarprFz.

"sartanli. if i wazn't f /dYraTi F SUd nevar hAv hAd brEnz. SI liftd mI fram H pOl in H kYrnfIld n brYt mI t H /emarald /siti. sO mF gUd lak z Yl dM t har, n F SAl nevar lIv har antil SI styrts bAk t /kAnzas f gUd n Yl."

"TANk jM," sed /dYraTi grEtfali. "jM r Yl vEri kFnd t mI. bat F SUd lFk t styrt Az sMn Az posabl."

"wI SAl gO tamyrO mYrnN," ritarnd H /skErkrO. "sO nQ let as Yl get redi, f i wil b a loN Jarni."

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