The next morning the soldier with the green whiskers led the Lion to the great Throne Room and bade him enter the presence.

They're good eating, crabs, mighty good eating when you've no more teeth and you've got grandsons that love their old grandsire and make a point of catching crabs for him.

His first thought was that Oz had by accident caught on fire and was burning up; but when he tried to go nearer, the heat was so intense that it singed his whiskers.

The next morning the soldier with the green whiskers led the Lion to the great Throne Room and bade him enter the presence

The Lion at once passed through the door, and glancing around saw, to his surprise, that before the throne was a Ball of Fire, so fierce and glowing he could scarcely bear to gaze

The Lion was angry at this speech, but could say nothing in reply, and while he stood silently gazing at the Ball of Fire it became so furiously hot that he turned tail and rushed from the room.

Evidently he was a chieftain, for in certain marching formations among the green men a chieftain brings up the extreme rear of the column.

We could see them as they filed out of the pass, just for an instant, before they were lost to view behind a friendly ridge; to us a most providential ridge.

Quo spent nearly a year prospecting in company with another Confederate officer, Captain James K. Powell of Richmond