The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Magic of Oz by L. Frank Baum:|
Ruggedo the Nome waved his arms and fluttered his wings to try to
make them listen to him again, but the beasts paid no attention. Some
wanted to fight the Oz people, some wanted to be transformed, and some
wanted to do nothing at all.
The growling and confusion had grown greater than ever when in a
flash silence fell on all the beasts present, the arguments were
hushed, and all gazed in astonishment at a strange sight.
For into the circle strode a great Lion--bigger and more powerful
than any other lion there--and on his back rode a little girl who
smiled fearlessly at the multitude of beasts. And behind the Lion and
the little girl came another beast--a monstrous Tiger, who bore upon
The Magic of Oz