The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum:|
"Sure we must!" Dorothy, and she whispered to Betsy and Trot,
"I'd rather starve somewhere else than in this city, and who knows, we
may run across somebody who eats reg'lar food and will give us some."
So when the ride was finished, in spite of the protests of the High
Coco-Lorum, they insisted on continuing their journey. "It will soon
be dark," he objected.
"We don't mind the darkness," replied the Wizard.
"Some wandering Herku may get you."
"Do you think the Herkus would hurt us?"asked Dorothy.
"I cannot say, not having had the honor of their acquaintance. But
they are said to be so strong that if they had any other place to
The Lost Princess of Oz