The Tin Woodman of Oz HTML version
13. The Restoration
The Tin Owl gave a hoot of delight when he saw the Red Wagon draw up before Jinjur's
house, and the Brown Bear grunted and growled with glee and trotted toward Ozma as
fast as he could wobble. As for the Canary, it flew swiftly to Dorothy's shoulder and
perched there, saying in her ear:
"Thank goodness you have come to our rescue!"
"But who are you?" asked Dorothy
"Don't you know?" returned the Canary.
"No; for the first time we noticed you in the Magic Picture, you were just a bird, as you
are now. But we've guessed that the giant woman had transformed you, as she did the
"Yes; I'm Polychrome, the Rainbow's Daughter," announced the Canary.
"Goodness me!" cried Dorothy. "How dreadful."
"Well, I make a rather pretty bird, I think," returned Polychrome, "but of course I'm
anxious to resume my own shape and get back upon my rainbow."
"Ozma will help you, I'm sure," said Dorothy. "How does it feel, Scarecrow, to be a
Bear?" she asked, addressing her old friend.
"I don't like it," declared the Scarecrow Bear. "This brutal form is quite beneath the
dignity of a wholesome straw man."
"And think of me," said the Owl, perching upon the dashboard of the Red Wagon with
much noisy clattering of his tin feathers. "Don't I look horrid, Dorothy, with eyes several
sizes too big for my body, and so weak that I ought to wear spectacles?"
"Well," said Dorothy critically, as she looked him over, "you're nothing to brag of, I must
confess. But Ozma will soon fix you up again."
The Green Monkey had hung back, bashful at meeting two lovely girls while in the form
of a beast; but Jinjur now took his hand and led him forward while she introduced him to
Ozma, and Woot managed to make a low bow, not really ungraceful, before her girlish
Majesty, the Ruler of Oz.
"You have all been forced to endure a sad experience," said Ozma, "and so I am anxious
to do all in my power to break Mrs. Yoop's enchantments. But first tell me how you
happened to stray into that lonely Valley where Yoop Castle stands."