Nick Chopper, the Emperor of the Winkies, who was also known throughout the Land of Oz as the Tin Woodman, was certainly a remarkable person.
The Emperor was proud of his new tin castle, and showed his visitors through all the rooms.
"Why, our old friend has just moved into his new mansion," explained the Tin Woodman.
"It seems," said the Tin Woodman, "that our dear Scarecrow cannot be contented with city life, however beautiful his surroundings might be.
The Princess was just about to order Eureka's head chopped off with the Tin Woodman's axe when that brilliant personage once more arose and addressed her.
"I'm trying to defend you," remonstrated the Tin Woodman.
"It will require quick work, if we escape the blow," said the Tin Woodman, with a shake of his head.
"The Tin Woodman might carry it with his axe and hatch it; but after all I may as well keep it myself for a souvenir." So he left it in his pocket.
So I went to a tinsmith and had him make me a new leg out of tin. The leg worked very well, once I was used to it.
Once more the tinsmith came to my help and made me a body of tin, fastening my tin arms and legs and head to it, by means of joints, so that I could move around as well as ever.
AFTER the publication of "The Wonderful Wizard of OZ" I began to receive letters from children, telling me of their pleasure in reading the story and asking me to "write something more" about the Scarecrow and the Tin
Woodman is very kind-hearted," was the reply, "and he hates to see any living thing hurt in any way."