by L. Frank Baum from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz which was published in 1900. It’s the story of Dorothy, a Kansas girl, who is carried by a tornado to the distant land of Oz. Dorothy wants to go back home. She travels to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard of Oz to help her. In this passage from Chapter 5, she meets a tin woodman, who tells his story.