Dorothy was going to ask another question, but just then the Munchkins, who had been standing silently by, gave a loud shout and pointed to the corner of the house where the Wicked Witch had been lying.
The Witch of the East was proud of those silver shoes," said one of the Munchkins, "and there is some charm connected with them; but what it is we never knew.
The Munchkins and the Witch first looked at one another, and then at Dorothy, and then shook their heads.
Her tears seemed to grieve the kind-hearted Munchkins, for they immediately took out their handkerchiefs and began to weep also.
The three Munchkins bowed low to her and wished her a pleasant journey, after which they walked away through the trees.
Then let's go away and visit the Munchkin Country and its jolly, good-natured people.
The two sat in the firelight a long time--the old, white- bearded Munchkin and the little boy.