The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum:|
But a soldier barred his way with a lance.
"Who are you, what are your names, and where
do you come from?" demanded the soldier.
"You wouldn't know if we told you," returned the
sailor, "seein' as we're strangers in a strange land."
"Oh, if you are strangers you will be permitted to
enter," said the soldier, lowering his lance. "His
Majesty is very fond of strangers."
"Do many strangers come here?" asked Trot.
"You are the first that ever came to our country," said
the man. "But his Majesty has often said that if
The Scarecrow of Oz