The children looked at each other in perplexity, and the Wizard sighed.
"For the second time?" asked the Wizard, with great interest.
"Very clever," said the Wizard, nodding his head as if pleased.
"Now," said the Wizard of Oz, "having created something from nothing, I will make something nothing again."
"The Wizard of Oz has always been a humbug," agreed Dorothy.
As the little Wizard turned to follow them he felt a hot breath against his cheek and heard a low, fierce growl.
Oh, I'm a Wizard; you may be sure of that.
"Who is this?" asked the Wizard, curiously.
In the strict sense of the word I am not a Wizard, but only a humbug.
In matters beyond the knowledge of men, as the guilt or innocence of an alleged wizard or a suspected wife, the ordeal by water was used.
One Wizard is worth three Sorcerers.
"Dear me!" murmured the Wizard, looking at his pets in astonishment.
"But we do not wish to intrude, I assure you," the Wizard hastened to say.
"That is true," agreed the Wizard, "and as the river seems to be flowing in the direction of the Pyramid Mountain it will be the easiest way for us to travel."
So they began to ascend the stairs, Dorothy and the Wizard first, Jim next, drawing the buggy, and then Zeb to watch that nothing happened to the harness.
I think I shall keep this Wizard until a new Sorcerer is ready to pick, for he seems quite skillful and may be of use to us.
The children, feeling sad and despondent, were about to follow him when the Wizard touched Dorothy softly on her shoulder.
She was not at all heavy, so the Wizard and Dorothy managed to lift her gently to the ground.
Then the Wizard bent a pin for a hook and took a long piece of string from his pocket for a fish-line.
"Stop, I command you!" cried the Wizard, in an angry tone, and at once began pulling down the rocks to liberate Jim and the piglets.
"All right," said the Wizard; "I'm with you, whatever you decide.
So he carried the lantern back for quite a distance, while Dorothy and the Wizard followed at his side.
"It wouldn't be so bad," remarked the Wizard, gazing around him, "if we were obliged to live here always.
Several squeals and grunts were instantly heard at his feet, but the Wizard could not discover a single piglet.
"Thank you!" cried the Wizard, joyfully, and at once rubbed a leaf upon the soles of Dorothy's shoes and then upon his own.
The Wizard opened his satchel and got out some sticking-plaster with which he mended the cuts Jim had received from the claws of the bears.
"You'll have to make a dash, Jim," said the Wizard, "and run as fast as you can go."
His boney legs moved so fast they could scarcely be seen, and the Wizard clung fast to the seat and yelled "Whoa!" at the top of his voice.
"Have you a factory in this place?" asked the Wizard, who had been examining the strange personage carefully.
"But only for a time," replied the Wizard, shaking his head gloomily.
The wooden things wound their long arms around Zeb and the Wizard and held them fast.
"They are probably keeping us for some ceremony," the Wizard answered, reflectively; "but there is no doubt they intend to kill us as dead as possible in a short time."
From their platform a stair descended into the house, and the children and the Wizard explored it after lighting a lantern to show them the way.
The Wizard had listened intently to what Eureka had said.
However, the Wizard went once more to his satchel--which seemed to contain a surprising variety of odds and ends--and brought out a spool of strong wire, by means of which they managed to fasten four of the wings to Jim's harness, two near his head and two near his tail.
The girl sat in the middle of the seat, with Zeb and the Wizard on each side of her.
Inside the archway were several doors, leading to different rooms built into the mountain, and Zeb and the Wizard lifted these wooden doors from their hinges and tossed them all on the flames.
At such times Dorothy, Zeb and the Wizard all pushed behind, and lifted the wheels over the roughest places; so they managed, by dint of hard work, to keep going.
"I cannot imagine, I'm sure," answered the Wizard, also peering about.
Hearing these words our friends turned in the direction of the sound, and the Wizard held his lanterns so that their light would flood one of the little pockets in the rock.
"It occurs to me," said the Wizard, "that we ought to get out of this place before the mother dragon comes back."
"You may be right," replied the Wizard, "but we're a little particular about associating with strangers.
The children and the Wizard rushed across the moving rock and sprang into the passage beyond, landing safely though a little out of breath.
"It is possible," agreed the Wizard, "if this proves to be the path she usually takes.
The mother dragon probably knows the road to the earth's surface, and if she went the other way then we have come the wrong way, said the Wizard, thoughtfully.
The lanterns were beginning to grow dim, and the Wizard poured the remaining oil from one into the other, so that the one light would last longer.
"It appears that the path ends here," announced the Wizard, gloomily.
"Well," said another piglet, "you are a wizard, are you not?"
"I could if I happened to be a real wizard," returned the master sadly.
Our friend Oz is merely a humbug wizard, for he once proved it to me.
"Thank you, my dear, for doing me justice," responded the Wizard, gratefully.
"Where is that Magic Belt?" enquired the Wizard, who had listened with great interest.
They are still proud of their former Wizard, and often speak of you kindly.
Why, it's Oz, the Wonderful Wizard, come back again!
The Wizard turned to look at him.
"In that case you are very welcome!" cried all the servants, and it pleased the Wizard to note the respect with which the royal retainers bowed before him.
"There are no stables here," said the Wizard, "unless some have been built since I went away."
Then the Wizard entered, and his presence relieved the boy's embarrassment.
Please tell me, Mr. Wizard, whether you called yourself Oz after this great country, or whether you believe my country is called Oz after you.
I used to call myself a Wizard, and do tricks of ventriloquism.
I told them I was a Wizard, and showed them some easy tricks that amazed them; and when they saw the initials painted on the balloon they called me Oz.
"But, at that time," said the Wizard, thoughtfully, "there were two Good Witches and two Wicked Witches ruling in the land."
"We owe a great deal to the Wonderful Wizard," continued the Princess, "for it was you who built this splendid Emerald City."
"He's only a humbug Wizard, though," said Dorothy, smiling at him.
"And that is the safest kind of a Wizard to have," replied Ozma, promptly.
The Wizard was also most heartily welcomed by the straw man, who was an important personage in the Land of Oz.
"Ah," said the Wizard; "I'm pleased to meet so distinguished a personage."
Jim and the buggy followed, the old cab-horse being driven by Zeb while the Wizard stood up on the seat and bowed his bald head right and left in answer to the cheers of the people, who crowded thick about him.
Hearing this, Dorothy and the Wizard exchanged startled glances, for they remembered how often Eureka had longed to eat a piglet.
This cannot be the one the Wizard gave me.
Its Prescript or constitution, adopted in 1867, and revised in 1868, provided for the following organization: The entire South was the Invisible Empire under a Grand Wizard, General N.
During the government of Fadus, Theudas, who claimed to be a prophet and whom Josephus describes as a wizard, persuaded a large number to take up their possessions and follow him to the Jordan, saying that he would cleave the river asunder with a word of command and so provide them with an easy crossing.
He also had to deal with a wizard, who deceived many by promising them salvation and release from evils, if they would follow him into the desert.
Upon Dee's departure the mob, believing him a wizard, broke into his house, and' destroyed a quantity of furniture and books and his chemical apparatus.
He says of it that it is not Scythian, but has Scythian customs. Every member of it, being a wizard, becomes a wolf once a year.
Of the town, was sent with Sir David Wemyss to bring the Maid of Norway to Scotland in 1290; Sir Walter Scott was therefore in error in adopting the tradition that identified him with the wizard of the same name, who died in 1234.
A brother wizard in the English fleet, by name Stephen Crabbe,' detected him while he was invisible to others.
Ai ryos, a wizard), a character who appears in the New Testament and also in the works of the Christian Fathers.
During his divination the wizard fell into a state of trance or ecstasy, his soul being held to run at large to pursue its Witch= inquiries.
Any Lapp who had attained to manhood could in ordinary circumstances consult the drum for himself, but in matters of unusual moment the professional wizard (naid, noide or noaide) had to be called in.
There sat the thorny Sorcerer in his chair of state, and when the Wizard saw him he began to laugh, uttering comical little chuckles.
Just as good a Wizard as you are a Sorcerer.
"Ahem!" said the Wizard, "will somebody please loan me a handkerchief?"
The Wizard reached out, caught the wee creature in his hand, and holding its head between one thumb and finger and its tail between the other thumb and finger he pulled it apart, each of the two parts becoming a whole and separate piglet in an instant.
This the Wizard placed underneath his hat and made a mystic sign above it.
"He will not be a wonderful Wizard long," remarked Gwig.
He began making queer signs and passes toward the Wizard; but the little man did not watch him long.
"Why, he's vegetable!" cried the Wizard, astonished.
"What do you mean by that?" asked the little Wizard, greatly puzzled.
"It's violet," said the Wizard, who was in the buggy.
"Probably not," declared the Wizard, nodding.
"We salute your Royal Highness!" cried the Wizard, kneeling and kissing her hand.
No one now seemed to pay any attention to the strangers, so Dorothy and Zeb and the Wizard let the train pass on and then wandered by themselves into the vegetable gardens.
I don't believe you are a Wizard at all!
"Very true," declared the Wizard, nodding at her.
"They are from the Island of Teenty-Weent," said the Wizard, "where everything is small because it's a small island.
"I have an idea," said the Wizard, "that there are fishes in these brooks.
So the Wizard went in to him.
The Wizard tried to think.
Next the Wizard poured a pool of oil from the can upon the glass floor, where it covered quite a broad surface.
"Now, Princess," exclaimed the Wizard, "those of your advisors who wished to throw us into the Garden of Clinging Vines must step within this circle of light.
"If the Wizard was here," said one of the piglets, sobbing bitterly, "he would not see us suffer so."
The Wizard carried his satchel, which was quite heavy, and Zeb carried the two lanterns and the oil can.
"But WE mus'n't eat them," the Wizard warned the children, "or we too may become invisible, and lose each other.
"How funny!" exclaimed Dorothy, who with Zeb and the Wizard now stood in the doorway.
"Well, well!" said the Wizard; "are there really people in this room?"
"We belong upon the face of the earth," explained the Wizard, "but recently, during an earthquake, we fell down a crack and landed in the Country of the Mangaboos."
"They walled us up in a mountain," continued the Wizard; "but we found there was a tunnel through to this side, so we came here.
"The Valley of Voe is certainly a charming place," resumed the Wizard; "but we cannot be contented in any other land than our own, for long."
"Very good," said the Wizard; "we can all yell better than we can fight, so we ought to defeat the Gargoyles."
"Run for the river!" shouted the Wizard, and Jim quickly freed himself from his unseen tormenters by a few vicious kicks and then obeyed.
The light was dim, and soon they mounted into total darkness, so that the Wizard was obliged to get out his lanterns to light the way.
"I thought so," said the Wizard, with a sigh.
"I have no money with me," said the Wizard, evasively.
But the travellers were obliged to rest, and while they were sitting on the rocky floor the Wizard felt in his pocket and brought out the nine tiny piglets.
Please, Mr. Wizard, may I eat just one of the fat little piglets?
"That is right, Eureka," remarked the Wizard, earnestly.
The Wizard now put the nine tiny ones back into his pocket and the journey was resumed.
But the Wizard was not so confident.
The Wizard raised one of his revolvers and fired into the throng of his enemies, and the shot resounded like a clap of thunder in that silent place.
"Where is your mother?" asked the Wizard, anxiously looking around.
The Wizard told them of the misfortune that had overtaken the wanderers.
"I'm afraid I don't know the Hungry Tiger and Billina," said the Wizard, shaking his head.
One moment Dorothy sat beside them with the kitten in her lap, and a moment later the horse, the piglets, the Wizard and the boy were all that remained in the underground prison.
"I believe we will soon follow her," announced the Wizard, in a tone of great relief; "for I know something about the magic of the fairyland that is called the Land of Oz.
"Why not, Mr. Wizard?" asked Jellia, bowing low.
You shall be the Official Wizard of my kingdom, and be treated with every respect and consideration.
The Wizard, when he returned to his own room, was exceedingly thoughtful.
Sending for the Tin Woodman the Wizard took him into a corner and whispered:
"I refuse to be free," cried the kitten, in a sharp voice, "unless the Wizard can do his trick with eight piglets.
The stairs had become narrower and Zeb and the Wizard often had to help Jim pull the buggy from one step to another, or keep it from jamming against the rocky walls.
In turn the Wizard and the children, the horse and the kitten, examined the Gargoyles with the same silent attention.
The third room is filled with my wizard mad scientist husband's electronic hub bub of messy experiments.
I look like I'm trying out for you-know-who in The Wizard of Oz.
You don't have to buy expensive cuts of meat just because they are, but I'm sure you'd enjoy buying some meat that you don't have to play wizard on so they won't be tough.
Another way in which a demon is held to cause disease is by introducing itself into the patient's body and sucking his blood; the Malays believe that a woman who dies in childbirth becomes a langsuir and sucks the blood of children; victims of the lycanthrope are sometimes said to be done to death in the same way; and it is commonly believed in Africa that the wizard has the power of killing people in this way, probably with the aid of a familiar.
Michael Scot, the renowned wizard of popular tradition, earned his reputation by numerous works on astrology and alchemy.
Merlin (Myrddin), the famous wizard, bard and warrior, perhaps an historical figure, first introduced by Geoffrey of Monmouth, originally called Ambrose from the British leader Ambrosius Aurelianus, under whom he is said to have first served.
It's the wonderful Wizard of Oz.
This simple thought could not occur to the doctors (as it cannot occur to a wizard that he is unable to work his charms) because the business of their lives was to cure, and they received money for it and had spent the best years of their lives on that business.
Is not a Wizard something like a Sorcerer?
"Never!" declared the Wizard, boldly.
The Wizard got out his sword at once, and Zeb grabbed the horse-whip.