The Tin Woodman of Oz
The Tin Woodman of Oz is a
story of a heroic effort to regain a lost love. The adventure has its
beginnings when the woodman explains to a young Munchkin boy, Woot how
he came to be made of tin. It is a story of an ill-fated love between
two Munchkins, Nick Chopper and Nimmie Amee, that so enraged the Wicked
Witch of the East she caused the woodman to have accidents with his ax.
After each accident the lost meat and bone parts were replaced with tin
parts, until finally Nick was all tin. Nimmie Amee loved him just as
much even though he was tin, but unfortunately he no longer had a heart
so he could not return her love.
After all these years
have gone by, his sense of obligation and responsibility to Nimmie Amee
is aroused by Woot; so together with the Scarecrow, he sets out to find
and marry the Munchkin maiden. But their adventure seems ill-fated when
they fall under the control of a giant wizardess.
Ozma and Dorothy witness their plight through the Magic Picture and
come to their aid. Together again, they set out once more to find
Nimmie Amee, only to discover to their amazement, there is yet another
tinman -- the Tin Soldier. He too was a Munchkin engaged to marry
Nimmie Amee, but suffered the same fate as the woodchopper at the hands
of the Wicked Witch of the East. Joining their party, the Tin Soldier
also seeks to redeem his lost love.
When at last they find Nimmie Amee, there is yet another surprise.
This engaging tale by Baum must be regarded as one of the most inventive
romantic stories yet told. The twist of fate revealed in the climax
makes for a most enjoining experience.
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