Dot and Tot of Merryland

Author: L. Frank Baum
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,245 / 93 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,291
Added to site: 2009.08.17
mnybks.net#: 25027
Genre: Young Readers
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aid; "the boat has got away!"

CHAPTER 4

UNDER THE CLIFFS

Tot scrambled to his feet and sat upon a seat of the boat, holding fast to the sides with both hands. As he looked around and saw the boat was far from land, he smiled and nodded his head, saying, "Now we'll play ship, an' ride on 'e ocean. Won't we, Dot F'eelun'?"

"Oh, Tot!" exclaimed the little girl; "I'm afraid we'll be drowned. How can we ever get home again?"

"Ride in 'e boat," said Tot, composedly.

"But the boat is carrying us farther away every minute. We're floating downstream; and by-and-by we'll come to the ocean, where there are big waves," declared Dot, who was really frightened.

But Tot refused to be afraid. As the swift current carried them along, he clapped his hands together joyfully and gave a little laugh of delight. "Nice ride!" he said again and again. "Hooray!"

Dot was older and wiser. She knew a boat could be rowed by

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