"Tell me something about yourself and the country you came from," said the Scarecrow, when she had finished her dinner. So she told him all about Kansas, and how gray everything was there, and how the cyclone had carried her to this queer Land of Oz.
The Scarecrow listened carefully, and said, "I cannot understand why you should wish to leave this beautiful country and go back to the dry, gray place you call Kansas."
"That is because you have no brains" answered the girl. "No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home."
~ Chapter Four, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
This is what we read Thursday night, and we shall read more this weekend. Little Sis is so happy it's her turn. (And if you want a chuckle, go here and read the Scarecrow's reply. It's funnier if you live in Kansas.)
Merry Weekend! Read something wonderful!
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at November 09, 2012
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