We are so grateful to you for having killed the Wicked Witch of the East, and for setting our people free from bondage."
I am not as powerful as the Wicked Witch was who ruled here, or I should have set the people free myself."
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.
And that country, where the Winkies live, is ruled by the Wicked Witch of the West, who would make you her slave if you passed her way."
What could the little woman possibly mean by calling her a sorceress, and saying she had killed the Wicked Witch of the East?
"She was the Wicked Witch of the East, as I said," answered the little woman.
But scarcely had her tender feet touched the cool ripples when she felt a great shove on her shoulders, and the wicked witch had pushed her into the deep water, exclaiming:
The wicked witch your lives did take-- The wicked witch, the cunning snake.
But the wicked witch was taken by the King's command, and she came to no good end.
When he is fat, I will eat him.' Gretel began to weep bitterly, but it was all in vain, for she was forced to do what the wicked witch
"Yes; he was one of those who helped Dorothy to destroy the Wicked Witch
of the West, and the Winkies were so grateful that they invited him to become their ruler, -- just as the people of the Emerald City invited the Scarecrow to rule them."