I am not as powerful as the Wicked Witch was who ruled here, or I should have set the people free myself.
Those who dwelt in the East and the West were, indeed, wicked witches; but now that you have killed one of them, there is but one Wicked Witch in all the Land of Oz--the one who lives in the West.
The Witch of the North seemed to think for a time, with her head bowed and her eyes upon the ground.
Oz himself is the Great Wizard," answered the Witch, sinking her voice to a whisper.
Well; I didn't mean to dabble in witchcraft to-day, further than the lighting of my pipe, but a witch I am, and a witch I'm likely to be, and there's no use trying to shirk it.
Nevertheless, as we must carefully hold in remembrance, Mother Rigby was a witch of singular power and dexterity; and, keeping this fact duly before our minds, we shall see nothing beyond credibility in the remarkable incidents of our story.
The old witch clapped her skinny hands together, and smiled encouragingly upon her handiwork.
And then the witch beckoned to the scarecrow, throwing so much magnetic potency into her gesture that it seemed as if it must inevitably be obeyed, like the mystic call of the loadstone when it summons the iron.
The old witch grew angry, and said, 'Such a cloak is a wonderful thing, it is seldom to be had in the world, and have it I must and will.
But now the old witch had through her caused the Hunter's eyes to become heavy.
The witch asked, 'Countryman, who are you, and what is your business?
When the old witch heard of the fine salad she wanted to eat it, and said, 'Dear countryman, just let me taste the wonderful salad.
On the way the dwarf showed him the treasures which the witch
had collected and hidden there, and the soldier took as much gold as he could carry.
Jinjur was prepared for this message, for the witch well understood, when her natural form was thrust upon her, that Glinda had discovered her trickery.
Of course old Mombi had no intention of being found by Glinda; so, while her enemies were marching up the street, the witch transformed herself into a red rose growing upon a bush in the garden of the palace.