Clasics in Ñspel: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L Frank Baum – Chapter XIII

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L Franc Bōm

Ćaptr XIII: Ɖ Resk

Ɖ  Cawdli Layn wz mć plizd t hír ɖt ɖ Wicid Wić hd bn mltd bî a bucit v wōtr, n Doṛʈi at wns unloct ɖ get v hiz prizn n set him fri. Ɖe wnt in tgɖr t ɖ casl, ẃr Doṛʈi’z frst act wz t cōl ol ɖ Wnciz tgɖr n tel ɖm ɖt ɖe wr no longr slevz.

Ɖr wz gret rjôsñ amñ ɖ yelo Wnciz, fr ɖe hd bn md t wrc hard jrñ mni yirz fr ɖ Wicid Wić, hu hd olwz trītd ɖm wɖ gret cruwlti. Ɖe cept ɖs de az a hoḷde, ɖen n evr aftr, n spent ɖ tîm in fīstñ n dansñ.

“F ǎr frendz, ɖ Scercro n ɖ Tin Wŭdmn, wr onli wɖ s,” sd ɖ Layn, “I śd b qt hapi.”

“D’nt y s’poz w cd resk ɖm?” asct ɖ grl añśsli.

“W cn trî,” ansrd ɖ Layn.

So ɖe cōld ɖ yelo Wnciz n asct ɖm f ɖe wd hlp t resk ɖer frendz, n ɖ Wnciz sd ɖt ɖe wd b dlîtd t d ol in ɖer pǎr fr Doṛʈi, hu hd set ɖm fri fṛm bondij. So ś ćouz a numbr v ɖ Wnciz hu lct az f ɖe ń ɖ most, n ɖe ol startd awe. Ɖe travld ɖt de n part v ɖ nxt untl ɖe cem t ɖ roci plen ẃr ɖ Tin Wŭdmn le, ol batrd n bnt. Hiz ax wz nir him, bt ɖ bled wz rustd n ɖ handl brocn of śort.

Ɖ Wnciz liftd him tndrli in ɖer armz, n carid him bac t ɖ Yelo Casl agn, Doṛʈi śedñ a fy tirz bî ɖ we at ɖ sad plît v hr old frend, n ɖ Layn lcñ sobr n sori. Ẃn ɖe rīćt ɖ casl Doṛʈi sd t ɖ Wnciz:

“R eni v yr ppl tinsmiʈs?”

“Ǒ, yes. Sm v s r vri gd tinsmiʈs,” ɖe tld hr.

“Ɖen brñ ɖm t m,” ś sd. N ẃn ɖ tinsmiʈs cem, brññ wɖ ɖm ol ɖer tūlz in bascits, ś inqîrd, “Cn y stretn ǎt ɖoz dents in ɖ Tin Wŭdmn, n bnd him bac intu śep agn, n soldr him tgɖr ẃr h z brocn?”

Ɖ tinsmiʈs lct ɖ Wŭdmn ovr cerḟli n ɖen ansrd ɖt ɖe ʈt ɖe cd mnd him so h wd b az gd az evr. So ɖe set t wrc in wn v ɖ big yelo rūmz v ɖ casl n wrct fr ʈri dez n for nîts, haṃrñ n twistñ n bndñ n soldrñ n poḷśñ n pǎndñ at ɖ legz n bodi n hed v ɖ Tin Wŭdmn, untl at last h wz stretnd ǎt intu hiz old form, n hiz jônts wrct az wel az evr. T b śr, ɖr wr sevṛl paćz on him, bt ɖ tinsmiʈs dd a gd job, n az ɖ Wŭdmn wz nt a ven man h dd nt mînd ɖ paćz at ol.

Ẃn, at last, h wōct intu Doṛʈi’z rūm n ʈanct hr fr reskwñ him, h wz so plizd ɖt h wept tirz v jô, n Doṛʈi hd t wîp evri ter cerḟli fṛm hiz fes wɖ hr epṛn, so hiz jônts wd nt b rustd. At ɖ sem tîm hr ǒn tirz fél ʈic n fast at ɖ jô v mītñ hr old frend agn, n ɖz tirz dd nt nīd t b wîpt awe. Az fr ɖ Layn, h wîpt hiz îz so ofn wɖ ɖ tip v hiz teil ɖt it bcem qt wet, n h wz oblîjd t g ǎt intu ɖ cortyard n hold it in ɖ sún tl it draid.

“F w onli hd ɖ Scercro wɖ s agn,” sd ɖ Tin Wŭdmn, ẃn Doṛʈi hd finiśt telñ him evrʈñ ɖt hd hapnd, “I śd b qt hapi.”

“W mst trî t fînd him,” sd ɖ grl.

So ś cōld ɖ Wnciz t hlp hr, n ɖe wōct ol ɖt de n part v ɖ nxt untl ɖe cem t ɖ tōl tri in ɖ branćz v ẃć ɖ Wñd Munciz hd tóst ɖ Scercro’z cloɖz.

It wz a vri tōl tri, n ɖ trunc wz so smuɖ ɖt nwn cd clîm it; bt ɖ Wŭdmn sd at wns, “I’l ćop it dǎn, n ɖen w cn gt ɖ Scercro’z cloɖz.”

Nǎ ẃl ɖ tinsmiʈs hd bn at wrc mndñ ɖ Wŭdmn himslf, anɖr v ɖ Wnciz, hu wz a goldsmiʈ, hd md an axhandl v solid gold n fitd it t ɖ Wŭdmn’z ax, instd v ɖ old brocn handl. Uɖrz poliśt ɖ bled untl ol ɖ rust wz rmuvd n it glisnd lîc brniśt silvr.

Az sn az h hd spocn, ɖ Tin Wŭdmn bgan t ćop, n in a śort tîm ɖ tri fél ovr wɖ a craś, ẃr’pn ɖ Scercro’z cloɖz fél ǎt v ɖ branćz n rold of on ɖ grǎnd.

Doṛʈi pict ɖm p n hd ɖ Wnciz cari ɖm bac t ɖ casl, ẃr ɖe wr stuft wɖ nîs, clīn strw; n bhold! hir wz ɖ Scercro, az gd az evr, ʈancñ ɖm ovr n ovr agn fr sevñ him.

Nǎ ɖt ɖe wr ri-ynîtd, Doṛʈi n hr frendz spent a fy hapi dez at ɖ Yelo Casl, ẃr ɖe faund evrʈñ ɖe nīdd t mc ɖm cumftbl.

Bt wn de ɖ grl ʈt v Ānt Ém, n sd, “W mst g bac t Óz, n clem hiz promis.”

“Yes,” sd ɖ Wŭdmn, “at last I śl gt mî hart.”

“N I śl gt mî brenz,” add ɖ Scercro jôḟli.

“N I śl gt mî curij,” sd ɖ Layn ʈōtḟli.

“N I śl gt bac t Canẓs,” craid Doṛʈi, clapñ hr handz. “Ǒ, let s start fr ɖ Emṛld Siti tmoro!”

Ɖs ɖe dsîdd t d. Ɖ nxt de ɖe cōld ɖ Wnciz tgɖr n bád ɖm gdbî. Ɖ Wnciz wr sori t hv ɖm g, n ɖe hd groun so fond v ɖ Tin Wŭdmn ɖt ɖe begd him t ste n rūl ovr ɖm n ɖ Yelo Land v ɖ Wst. Fîndñ ɖe wr dtrmind t g, ɖ Wnciz gev Toto n ɖ Layn ć a goldn colr; n t Doṛʈi ɖe prizntd a bytifl breslit studd wɖ dîmndz; n t ɖ Scercro ɖe gev a gold-hedd wōcñstic, t cīp him fṛm stumḅlñ; n t ɖ Tin Wŭdmn ɖe ofrd a silvr ôlcan, inleid wɖ gold n set wɖ preśs juwlz.

Evrwn v ɖ travlrz md ɖ Wnciz a priti spīć in rtrn, n ol śc handz wɖ ɖm untl ɖer armz ect.

Doṛʈi wnt t ɖ Wić’z cuḅd t fil hr bascit wɖ fūd fr ɖ jrni, n ɖr ś sw ɖ Goldn Cap. Ś traid it on hr ǒn hed n faund ɖt it fitd hr xacli. Ś dd nt nǒ enʈñ abt ɖ ćarm v ɖ Goldn Cap, bt ś sw ɖt it wz priti, so ś md p hr mînd t wer it n cari hr súnbonit in ɖ bascit.

Ɖen, biyñ priperd fr ɖ jrni, ɖe ol startd fr ɖ Emṛld Siti; n ɖ Wnciz gev ɖm ʈri ćirz n mni gd wiśz t cari wɖ ɖm.

12/10/2022

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