Brains are the only things worth having in this world, no matter whether one is a crow or a man.
although he had no heart he knew it was wrong for the Wildcat to try to kill such a pretty, harmless creature.
But the child was so proud of her pretty shoes that she never took them off except at night and when she took her bath.
She did not know anything about the charm of the Golden Cap, but she saw that it was pretty, so she made up her mind to wear it and carry her sunbonnet in the basket.
In a few minutes they heard the pattering of tiny feet, and many of the small gray mice came running up to her. Among them was the Queen herself, who asked, in her squeaky little voice,
“Why don’t you use the charm of the Cap, and call the Winged Monkeys to you? They will carry you to the City of Oz in less than an hour.”
“We are not so unlucky,” said the new ruler, “for this Palace and the Emerald City belong to us, and we can do just as we please. When I remember that a short time ago I was up on a pole in a farmer’s cornfield, and that now I am the ruler of this beautiful City, I am quite satisfied with my lot.”
“Certainly. If it wasn’t for Dorothy I should never have had brains. She lifted me from the pole in the cornfield and brought me to the Emerald City. So my good luck is all due to her, and I shall never leave her until she starts back to Kansas for good and all”
“Don’t chase me! Don’t chase me!” She had such a frightened little voice that Dorothy stopped and said, “Why not?” “Because,” answered the Princess, also stopping, a safe distance away, “if I run I may fall down and break myself.” “But could you not be mended?” asked the girl. “Oh, yes; but one is never so pretty after being mended, you know,” replied the Princess. “I suppose not,” said Dorothy.
“If I put an end to your enemy, will you bow down to me and obey me as King of the Forest?” inquired the Lion.
里面有一句话有点不好翻译，特意摘出：The farms were not nearly so well cared for here as they were farther back.大致意思是这里的农田没有他们之前看到的打理得好。