This story is based on a 1902 stage play adapted from the Wizard of Oz by Baum and designed by Denslow. It would seem that our two Ozian heroes are now actors on a stage somewhere on or off Broadway... but the rigors of acting give them pause to contemplate an adventure.
It's good to see that the Tin-Man comes prepared for any possibility of rain.
Luckily, the Scarecrow and the Tin-Man have no need of nor desire for money! Oh if only it could be...
I've also completed my give-aways for Chittenango and was able to purchase a vintage piece of magic from the auction last night.
Sadly, there are no instructions with this... I would also remind everyone reading this that "tricks are for charlatans and those up to no good!" It was a favorite quote of an old mentor of mine, the venerable Duke Stern. He would tell us that we would perform "effects, illusions and feats of legerdemain." I wrote of this in Magician of Oz and Family of Oz as it is as true today as it was in my youth.
Fortunately, I've done this effect before, so instructions were not necessary.
The nicest part of all was that it only cost me 0.50 cents.
Tomorrow, we see what other trouble our wayward pair can get into.
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma