The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Lyman Frank Baum
Contributed by Sharon Fleming
Chapter 13

The Winkles, having been freed from the bondage of the Wicked Witch, is overjoyed. They are also interested in rescuing and repairing the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman. Dorothy and her friends take some time to relax. They say goodbye to the new friends they had made in the West and were now ready to go back to the Land of Oz. They have with them precious gifts which the Winkles had given them. Dorothy is more practical and puts a focus on what lies ahead. She, therefore, goes to the kitchen of the dead witch to retrieve some food for them, which they will use while on the journey. She also tries out the Golden Cap of the dead witch. She is surprised to find out that it fits her perfectly. Thus, Dorothy carries her sunbonnet and wears the Golden Cap in its place.


Baum decides to suspend the action of Tin Woodman’s repair because it is likely to take a lot of time. The reader may wonder why the author did not find something that Dorothy could do for the few days as she waits for the Tin Woodman to be repaired. However, Baum attains the outcome of relaxing Dorothy and her friends as well as the reader, in preparation for what lies ahead. Baum also avoids depicting the condition of the Scarecrow and Tim Woodman until such a time that they are well-repaired. As it turns out, they were never dead and only dormant, for some time.

Have study documents to share about The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? Upload them to earn free Studypool credits!