“Look! A forest!” cried the Tin Man.
“Yeah. It might have a mean surprise,” said the Scarecrow.
Suddenly, a voice came from behind the bushes:
“Warning. A lion is about to jump out from the bushes and will inquire on your purpose in this forest. The lion does not want to startle anyone, so he thought it would be appropriate if visitors were notified in advance. Thank you.”
Suddenly, a roaring lion leaped out from the bushes, and landed in front of the trio. “What do you want?”
“Well, that was smartly done,” Tin Man said.
“I said, what do you want?”
“We need nothing. We just wanta kut through the forest so we can reach the Wizard.” replied Dorothy.
“Very well, you may pass.”
“WAIT THIS CHAPTER 5 ISN’T OVER YET!” screamed the Lion.
“You startled us!” complained the Tin Man.
“Did you say you were going to the Wizard?” asked the Lion.
“Yes. Why?” asked Dorothy.
“I need some lead boots so I can walk around anywhere, anytime. I want to cut through the Sulphur River to the other side, so I can reach the land of pure clean! But, my fur gets eaten clean by the sulphur in the river, and it hurts! SO-”
“So now we can take you to the Wizard! Let’s go!”
“Sure!” smiled the Lion. “This is a rare moment where you’ll see me smile.”
The newly formed quartet held hands and skipped down the Road.
Suddenly, the Lion asked, “Can everyone stop a minute, please?”
“You’ll see.” said the Lion. He left the confused trio and turned away from the group and yelled, “OKAY! NOW START CHAPTER SIX!”
Yes sir! The witch murmured.
To be continued…