"That is right, Eureka," remarked the Wizard, earnestly.
"Don't be rough!" he would call out, if Eureka knocked over one of the round, fat piglets with her paw; but the pigs never minded, and enjoyed the sport very greatly.
Eight other cities had populations of more than 5000 - Riverside City (7973), Vallejo (7965), Eureka (7327), Santa Rosa (6673), Santa Barbara (6587), San Bernardino (6156), Santa Cruz (5659), and Pomona (5526).
EUREKA SPRINGS, a city and health resort, one of the countyseats - Berryville being the other - of Carroll county, in the extreme north-western part of Arkansas, U.S.A., in the Ozark uplift, 1800 ft.
Apart from its share in the agricultural interests of the surrounding region, - devoted mainly to Indian corn, small grains and fruits, - the entire economy of Eureka Springs centres in its medicinal springs, more than forty of which, lying within the corporate limits, are held in trust by the city for the free use of the public. The temperature of the springs varies from about 57° F.
The children were inclined to be frightened by the sight of the small animal, which reminded them of the bears; but Dorothy reassured them by explaining that Eureka was a pet and could do no harm even if she wished to.
"Yes," sighed Eureka; "and I also can see you again, and the sight makes me dreadfully hungry.
"You see, Eureka," remarked Dorothy, reprovingly, "you are making yourself disliked.
Eureka yawned and stretched herself.
"Oh, I don't know," purred Eureka, smoothing her ruffled fur with her paw; "we didn't manage to hurt anybody, and nobody managed to hurt us."
"Why, where's Eureka?" cried Dorothy, suddenly.
"Dear me! how careless Eureka is," exclaimed the girl, much distressed.
"No they won't," said the voice of the kitten, and Eureka herself crawled over the edge of the platform and sat down quietly upon the floor.
"Wherever have you been, Eureka?" asked Dorothy, sternly.
The Wizard had listened intently to what Eureka had said.
Now, Eureka, you'll have to show me the way to those wings.
Eureka clung with her claws to the wooden side of the house and let herself down easily.
Eureka quickly followed him, and soon they were all standing together upon the platform, with eight of the much prized wooden wings beside them.
They mounted into the buggy, Dorothy holding Eureka safe in her lap.
"Eureka sees better in the dark than we can," whispered Dorothy.
Everybody lives in peace here, and loves everybody else; and unless you two, Billina and Eureka, make up and be friends, I'll take my Magic Belt and wish you both home again, IMMEJITLY.
Hearing this, Dorothy and the Wizard exchanged startled glances, for they remembered how often Eureka had longed to eat a piglet.
"I don't b'lieve Eureka would do such a dreadful thing!" cried Dorothy, much distressed.
"Come here, Eureka!" she said.
"Why do you want me?" asked Eureka, disturbed by this threat.
"Tell me, Eureka," said the Princess, gently: "did you eat my pretty piglet?"
So, if you are innocent, Eureka, you must tell the Princess how you came to be in her room, and what has become of the piglet.
"The piglet that belonged to the Princess wore an emerald collar," said Eureka, loudly enough for all to hear.
When he returned the Princess looked down the narrow neck of the big ornament and discovered her lost piglet, just as Eureka had said she would.
Eureka was much surprised to find herself in disgrace; but she was, in spite of the fact that she had not eaten the piglet.
Dorothy was herself anxious to get home, so she promised Eureka they would not stay in the Land of Oz much longer.
Eureka Springs and Wild Cat Cave are of interest to visitors, and attractive scenery is furnished by the river and its bordering bluffs.
The production of this lode declined in 1876, but the total production of this country was increased by discoveries in Colorado (Leadville) and Nevada (Eureka); and in more recent years silver-producing areas in other states (Montana, Utah, Idaho) have been exploited.
In 1900 a dozen other towns had a population exceeding 2500, the most important being Hot Springs (9973), Helena (5550), Texarkana (4914), Jonesboro (4508), Fayetteville (4061), Eureka Springs (3572), Mena (3423) and Paragould (3324).
"Eureka weights only about half a pound," replied the horse, in a scornful tone, "while I weigh about half a ton."
He turned and walked down the street, and after a moment's hesitation Dorothy caught Eureka in her arms and climbed into the buggy.
Eureka rubbed her paw on her face and said in her soft, purring voice:
"You don't need milk, Eureka," remarked Dorothy; "you are big enough now to eat any kind of food."
Only a fairy country could have veg'table people; and only in a fairy country could Eureka and Jim talk as we do.
As they sat upon the grass watching Jim, who was still busily eating, Eureka said:
"Let's see the pigs," said Eureka, eagerly.
Eureka stuck up her nose at such food, but the tiny piglets squealed delightedly at the sight of the crackers and ate them up in a jiffy.