In the morning, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and Toto left the cottage and headed down the yellow brick road. As they continue to move down the road, they hear a groan. They, therefore, listen intently to establish where it is coming from. They manage to determine that the sound is coming from a man who is made of tin. The man is standing motionless. The man asks Dorothy to get into his cottage, find some oil and apply on his joints. He contends that doing so would make the joints flexible. As a result, he moves as he wishes. Dorothy quickly complies with the request of the man. Tin Woodman, after that, manages to regain his former capability. He can, therefore, walk and talk as he would wish for. Tin Woodman then seeks information from Dorothy on the nature of their errand. When she informs him that they are going to the City of Emerald, he asks if he can join them, so they move together. Dorothy accepts the request. Woodman hopes that by going together, the Oz will manage to give him a heart. He will, therefore, listen to the cries of other people and have the chance to meet them in the best way that he can.
As they move together, Woodman informs his newfound friends of how the Wicked Witch of the East cast a spell on him. The spell, therefore, turned him from a real woodman into a tin one. He also has discussions with the Scarecrow. He maintains that a heart can bring about a high level of happiness to an individual. The Scarecrow, on the other hand, maintains that the brain is the important aspect. It presents a person with the ability to make judgments regarding some of the concepts that he is likely to face. As a result, the individual may have the chance to identify some of the steps that he may need to take in to avoid some of the problems that he might be likely to face in his life. They, however, agree that each party has his views regarding which one among the two elements bears the potential of creating a high level of satisfaction among them. As Woodman and the Scarecrow argue about the brain and heart, Dorothy wonders what she and Toto are going to do about food.