Chapter 20 ~ The Dainty China Country
The travelers come to a large white porcelain wall. The Scarecrow finds a ladder and the group climbs up to the top of the wall. They are amazed and the land below. The ground is one large porcelain platter; and the people, homes, and animals are knee high figurines made completely of porcelain. A milking maid and cow are startled by the appearance of strangers in their land. This causes the cow to break its leg. The group learns that a china mender must glue him back together.
As the group crosses this strange land, they meet other figures including a beautiful princess, a joker, and a clown. All are afraid of being broken as they are not as pretty after being mended. Dorothy wants to take the princess with her until she learns that she will become stiff if she leaves her country.
After an hour of walking, the group reaches the other side of this unusual country.
- Constructive Response ~ Mood
- Language Arts Skill ~ Analogies with Part/Whole, Item/Category, & Place/ User
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