The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum:|
wondering whether I shall have fish-balls or lamb-chops
to complete my meal. Which would you prefer, Woot the Wanderer?"
"If you please, I'll eat the food in my knapsack,"
answered the boy. "Your magic food might taste good,
but I'm afraid of it."
The woman laughed at his fears and transformed the
pebbles into fish-balls.
"I suppose you think that after you had eaten this
food it would turn to stones again and make you sick,"
she remarked; "but that would be impossible. Nothing I
transform ever gets back to its former shape again, so
The Tin Woodman of Oz