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Suddenly the little mutt scampers onstage and leaps into Dorothy's arms...

There you go. Did she hurt you? She tried to, didn't she? Oh, toto. (Dorothy hugs him to her and looks back in the direction she came from) She must be the meanest old woman that ever was. (Dorothy holds him up and looks into his face) Let's go tell Uncle Henry and Auntie Em. They'll take care of her.


Dorothy puts Toto down and continues along the road.

Come on, Toto.


Dorothy goes and finds Auntie Em and Uncle Henry transferring chicks to incubator...

Aunt Em! Aunt Em! (The two adults continue working) Aunt Em!


Fifty seven, fifty eight....

Just listen to what Miss Gulch did to Toto! She-


Dorothy please! We're trying to count! Fifty eight-

Oh, but Aunt Em, she hit him-


Don't bother us now Honey. You see, this old incubators gone bad and we're likely to lose a lot of our chicks.

Oh,-oh, the poor things. (Reaches into the box and lifts out a chicken which she strokes during the next speech) Oh, but Aunt Em, Miss Gulch hit Toto right over the back with a rake just because she says he gets in her garden and chases her nasty old cat everyday.


Seventy. Dorothy, please! (Sees chick in Dorothy's hand and places it in box)

But he doesn't do it everyday- just once or twice a week. And he can't catch her old cat, anyway. And now she says she's going to get the-


Dorothy! We're busy! (Puts final chickens in outstretched apron and hurries offstage)

Uncle Henry. Can't you do something?


I'm doing something right now honey, so just keep out of our hair. (Lifts box up and exits after wife. Noise of chicks fades and is replaced by squeaking noise)

Oh- all right


Sense or no sense, when I lift up the axle you two shove her on. (Dorothy crosses to farmhands)

Zeke, Hickory...know what Miss Gulch did to Toto?


I swear they made this new wheel smaller than the other three.

She tried to kill him.


Okay, okay. (Hunk takes axle as Zeke lifts wheel into place)

Why won't anyone listen-don't you care about Toto?


Ow I got my finger! (Hickory and Zeke get the wheel in place and hammer on the fixing ring)

What am I going to do about Miss Gulch, Hunk? Just because Toto chases her old cat.


Now look it, Dorothy, you ain't using your head about Miss Gulch. Ain't you got no brains?

Sure I have brains!


Will do, Mr. Gale. (Zeke crosses to Dorothy wiping the axle grease from his hands)

Zeke, what am I going to do?


Well, for a start kid, don't let that old Gulch heifer try and buffalo you. She ain't nothing to be afraid of. You got to stand up to her, that's all, with a little courage, a little grit. (Hunk holds ruined scarecrow...)

I'm not afraid of her.


That's what I want to hear. Walk with your head up, your chest out, and the next time she squawks, you just stoll right up to her and spit in her eye. That's what I'd do.

Would you really?


Sure I would. Through this life you gotta walk tall, shoot straight, and then you got no reason to be scared of nothing and nobody. (Hickory terrifies Zeke)

Oh! Zeke! Are you alright?


What are you trying to do? Kill a guy?

(To hickory and Hunk) how could you be so cruel?


It's just a rib, Dorothy.

Can't you see how white he is? You really scared him.


Yes ma'am. (...Aunt Em starts to exit. Dorothy starts after her)

Auntie Em really - do you know what Miss Gulch said she was going to do to Toto? She said she was going to-


Dorothy dear, stop imagining things. You always get yourself into a fret over nothing.



Now, you just help us out today and find yourself a place where you won't get into any trouble.

Some place where there isn't any trouble. (Music starts to play) I wonder if there is such a place, Toto? There must be. (Places Toto on seat of rake. Music on) Not a place you can get to by a boat or a train. It's far, far away-behind the moon-beyond the rain-(then sings Over the Rainbow)


First line of play...

Oh Jeepers! My heart's thumping so loud I can't hardly breath. (She looks around). Toto. Toto. (She sees the dog offstage and crouches down beckoning to him) No need to be scared anymore. She ain't followin' us. I won't let her touch you nohow. Toto! Toto!


That dog's a menace to the community

That's not true


As an act of public service, young woman, I'm taking that dog to the sheriff and make sure he's destroyed

Destroyed? Toto? Oh, you can't! You mustn't! Uncle Henry! Auntie Em! You won't let her, will you?


Of course, we won't. Will we Em? (She says nothing)

Oh, please, Aunt Em! Toto didn't mean to. He didn't know he was doing anything wrong. I'm the one that ought to be punished. You can send me to bed without supper-


Just what she says. You gotta hand him over, Dorothy.

No, I won't let you take him.


Now you're seeing reason.

No! (Hugs Toto to her)


Here's what I'm taking him in, so he can't attack me again. (Dorothy backs away towards Hunk and Hickory)

No, no, no! I won't let you take him! You go away! Or, I'll bite you myself!



Oh, you wicked old witch! Uncle Henry, Auntie Em, don't let 'Em take Toto! Don't let her take him - please! (Clutches toto to her and runs)


It's no use running, Dorothy.

Hickory, I thought you were my friend.


Let me have him Dorothy.

Oh please, please...


That's more like it. (Uncle Henry puts toto in basket, Dorothy starts forward)

Don't, Uncle Henry.


That's more like it. (Aunt Em catches Dorothy and holds her back)

Oh, Toto!


Come on inside, honey. (To Dorothy)

I'm not going anywhere with you. (Breaks away angrily)
If you really loved me, you wouldn't've let Toto go.


She had an order from the sheriff, Dorothy. What did you expect us to do? Wave a wand and make it disappear?

You still could've tried at least. (With snort of impatience aunt Em stomps off, Dorothy crosses to hunk) You stood there like you was stuffed or something.


I just couldn't think of anything. I'm...I'm sorry. (Hunk exits)

(To Zeke) One mean old woman and you were scared of her.


It weren't my place to interfere. (Starts to exits)

(To hickory) And you're worse of all. You stopped Toto getting away. I just...just hate you.


Oh, don't say that, Dorothy. You make me feel terrible inside, like my heart was all torn out.

I don't care. I never want to see any of you again, ever, ever, ever. (Hickory exits sadly)


After hickory exits...

Toto was the only friend I had in the world. Now I got no-one to talk to, no-one to play with. And I'll never see him again as long as I live.


Barking is heard offstage. Dorothy looks around...



Toto scampers onstage. Dorothy catches him and holds him to her...

Toto, darling! Oh, you came back! You got away from that horrible woman, you wonderful dog. (Looks anxiously offstage) But she'll be coming for you any minute. We've got to run away! We need food for me and a bone for you and then we've got to get far, far away from here. And we're never, ever comin' back.


And who might you be? No, no, now don't tell me. (Covers eyes) You're...traveling in disguise. No, that's not right. I...You're...You're going on a visit. No, I'm wrong. You're...you're running away.

How did you guess?


Ha ha! Professor Marvel never guesses. He knows! Haha! Now, why are you running away?



No,no, now don't tell me. They-they don't understand you at home. They don't appreciate you. You want to see other lands, big cities, big mountains, and big oceans. Ha ha!

Why, it's just like you can read what was inside of me.


It is my trade, my calling. See what it says on the side of my conveyance. (Toto eats sausage thing and professor gestures)

Oh, Toto, that's not polite! We haven't been asked yet.


Hahaha. He's perfectly welcome! Haha! As one dog to another, huh? Hahaha! Here now, let's see. Where were we?

Oh please, Professor, why can't we go with you and see all the Crowned Heads of Europe?


...Ah, what's this I see? A house...with a picket fence.

That's our farm!


Oh yes. There's...theres...there's a woman. She's...she's wearing a...a...polka-dot dress. Her face is careworn.

That's aunt Em.


Yes. Her name is Emily

That's right. What's she doing?


Well,I...I can't quite see. Why, she's crying .



Professor- someone has hurt her. Someone has just about broken her heart.

Why would anyone do that?


I don't know but it's... It's someone she loves very much: someone she's been very kind to: someone she's taken care of in sickness.

I had the measles once...and she stayed right by me every minute.



But that was when I was very small. She doesn't care about me at all now. And I don't care about her.


Oh well that's...that's not what the crystal says.

They were going to kill Toto and she did nothing to stop them.


I don't see any of that in the crystal. All I see is a woman who does the best she can and misses you something terrible.

What's she doing now?


Yes,she's ... What's this? Why, she's ... she's putting her hand on her heart! She's ...she's dropping down on the bed!

Oh, you... You don't suppose she could really be sick, do you? (Stands) Oh! Oh, I've got to go home right away!


Professor (removes turban)
But, what's this? I thought you were going along with me!

Oh no! I have to get to her right away. Come on, Toto! Come on, come on! (Gets her basket) Goodbye, Professor Marvel, and thanks a lot!