Suddenly Uncle Henry stood
"There's a cyclone coming, Em," he called
his wife. "I'll go look after the stock." Then he ran toward the sheds where the cows and horses were kept.
Aunt Em dropped her work and came
the door. One glance told her of the danger close
"Quick, Dorothy!" she screamed. "Run for the cellar!"
of Dorothy's arms and hid under the bed, and the girl started to get him. Aunt Em, badly frightened, threw open the trap door
the floor and climbed down the ladder
the small, dark hole. Dorothy caught Toto
last and started to follow her aunt. When she was halfway across the room there came a great shriek
the wind, and the house shook so hard that she lost her footing and sat down suddenly
An excerpt from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum