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The next morning the sun was behind a cloud, but they started on, as if they were quite sure which way they were going. But day bY day passed away, and they still saw nothing before them but the scarlet fields. The scarecrow began to grumble a bit. "We have surly lost our way, " he said, "and unless we find it again in time to reach the Emerald City I shall never get my brains. " "Nor my heart, " declared the tin woodman. You see," said the cowardly lion, with a whimper, "I
haven 't the courage to keep tramping forever, without getting anywhere at all. " The Dorothy lost heart. Sha sat down on the grass; thought for a while and suggested, "Suppose we call the field-mice, they could probabfy tell us the way to the Emerald City " Dorothy below the little whistle she had always carried about her neck since the Queen of the Mice had given it to her. Among them was the Queen herself, who asked in her squeaky voice, " What can l do for my friends ? " "We have3 lost our way, said Dorothy. "Can you tell us where the Emerald CitY is ? "Certainly," answered the Queen, "but it is a great way off, for you have had it at your backs all this time, " Then she noticed Dorothy's Golden Cap, and said, "Why don't you use the charm of the Cap, and call the Winged Monkeys to you ? They will carry you to the City of Oz in less than an hour. 'l didn't know there was a charm, answered Dorothy, in surprise. "What is it ?
"lt is written inside the Golden Cap, " replied the Queen of the mice, "but if you are going to cal/ the ltVinged Monkeys we must run away, for they are full of mischief and think it's fun to plague us.
"Won't they hurt me ? " asked the girl.
"Oh no! They must obey the wearer of the Cap. Good-
bye! " And she scampered out of sight, with all the middle hurrying after her.
Dorothy looked inside the Golden Cap and saw some words upon the lining. These, she thought, must be the charm, so she read the directions carefully and put the Cap upon her head, "Ep-pe, pep-pe, kak-kel " she said, stancfing on her left foot. "Hi- lo, hol-lo. Hel-Io! " DorothY went on. standing this time on her
right foot. "Ziz-zy, zuz-zy, zikl " said Dorothy, who was now standing on both feet. This ended the saying of the charm, and they heard a great chatting and flapping of wings, as the band of winged monkeys flew up to them.
The King bowed low before Dorothy, and asked, "What is your command t? And the girl announced her wish.
"We will carry you, " replied the King, and no sooner had he spoken than the two of Monkeys caught DorothY by arms and flew away with her. Others took the scarecrow and the tin woodman and the lion, and one little monkBy serzed Toto and flew after them.
After a few seconds as Dorothy looked down she salN thegraen, shining walls of the Emerald City. Sho wondered at therapid flight of the monkeys, but was glad that the journey was over. During the ride the King had informed Dorothy that she Was entitIed to use the power of the Golden Cap only three times, The strange creatures set traveters down carefully before the gate of the City the King bowed Iow to Dorothy, and then flew swiftly away, followed bY his entire band.