By Martin Gardner
Dorothy and pals go back during this oz. sequel, this time to ny urban, at the eve of the one centesimal anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz". Combining mathematical riddles with technological pyrotechnics and shiny suspense, Martin Gardner has created a brand new myth celebrating the ability of mind's eye and the trap of an ageless heroine named Dorothy from the flip of the century.
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You—you’re right-handed,” I said. ” 44 Mom and Dad called a few minutes after we returned home. ” I knew it was them before I answered. “We’re in the car, on the way to the hotel,” Mom said. ” I opened my mouth to tell them that everything wasn’t okay. Come home, quick. I accidentally hypnotized Peter and now he isn’t the same. I cast some kind of spell on him, and he’s acting totally weird. But I couldn’t tell them. I couldn’t. Besides, I knew they wouldn’t believe me. Who would believe a crazy story like that?
My voice caught in my throat. ” Addie asked him. ” He shifted his weight on the couch and gazed around the room. “I guess,” he said finally. And then he asked a question that sent a cold stab through my heart. ” 34 “We—we’re in the living room,” I stammered. He took off his glasses and rubbed his eyes. Then he squinted up at me. “The living room? ” Addie uttered a cry. “Stop kidding around, Peter. It isn’t funny. ” Peter swallowed again. He blinked several times and gazed around. His eyes finally locked on me.
And screaming. Screaming without even hearing myself. “He won’t wake up! What are we going to do? ” 32 I shook Peter frantically, screaming his name. His head bobbed limply on his shoulders. His mouth hung open, his tongue falling from side to side. He suddenly seemed so frail and tiny. “Peter, please! ” I suddenly pictured him as a baby. He was such a cute baby with that red hair and tiny freckles all over his face. I pictured him as a toddler, walking unsteadily, peering out at us through his tiny eyeglasses.
Visitors from Oz: The Wild Adventures of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman by Martin Gardner