Sending for the Tin Woodman the Wizard took him into a corner and whispered:
There was no way to get the creature out without breaking the vase, so the Tin Woodman smashed it with his axe and set the little prisoner free.
The woodman stirred the fire until the flames leaped high and the sparks flew out of the roof hole.
And now the Tin Woodman arrived, his body most beautifully nickle-plated, so that it shone splendidly in the brilliant light of the room.
The brilliantly polished Tin Woodman marched next, at the head of the Royal Army of Oz which consisted of twenty-eight officers, from Generals down to Captains.
"Don't be foolish," advised the Tin Woodman, "or you may be sorry for it."
"Who will sing us a song?" said the master woodman as he threw a fresh log upon the fire.
The Tin Woodman loved Dorothy most tenderly, and welcomed with joy the return of the little old Wizard.
Then the Tin Woodman arose and said:
Other libraries in the city include the state law library (45,0eo volumes) in the capitol, the Madison public library (22,500 volumes), and the Woodman astronomical library (7500 volumes).
The woodman sang of the wild forest; the plowman sang of the fields; the shepherd sang of his sheep; and those who listened forgot about the storm and the cold weather.