Saturday, July 14, 2007

A Saturday in OZ

A day of intermittent rains kept me indoors most of the day. I spent a considerable bit of time proofreading pages of L. Frank Baum's The Emerald City of OZ for Project Gutenberg. It was quite interesting reading, and before I knew it I'd proofed 75 pages. The simple language and imagery are very engaging.

Uncle Henry and Aunt Em accompany Dorothy to the enchanted land in this volume. We learn that the name of the Tin Woodman is Nick Chopper, and that the Cowardly Lion has a companion, Hungry Tiger. Dorothy is a Princess in Oz, and the characters we've come to love are all present. Toto Too.

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