Return to the L. Frank Baum Home Page, or . "What 's a good place to visit down there?" "Matter!" Then I must surely tell it, for it is very amusing, and there is not a word of truth in it. So, as it was now night, he fetched his telescope and looked at the Moon,--and found there was no man in it at all!

he cried. ", "Norwich?" Oxford, 1839-40 (OCoLC)13278596: Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: OCLC Number: 262465257: Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction.

The man in the moon, said the magistrate, "you must have some name.

But no sooner had he put it into his mouth than he uttered a great yell, and began dancing frantically about the room, for of course the porridge that was cold to earth folk was hot to him, and the big spoonful of cold pease porridge had burned his mouth to a blister! The Man in the Moon as he sails the sky So the balloon was brought and inflated, and the Man got into the basket and gave the word to let go, and then the balloon mounted up into the sky in the direction of the moon. This would surely have been the fate of the Man had there not been present an old astronomer who had often looked at the moon through his telescope, and so had discovered that what was hot on earth was cold in the moon, and what was cold here was hot there; so he began to think the Man had told the truth. said the magistrate, eyeing the prisoner severely, "you may be a man, but you 're not in the moon-you 're in Norwich.". A good-looking woman answered his knock at the door, and he asked politely.

The man in the moon came tumbling down... Read the best nursery rhymes, kids songs, fairy tales, bedtime stories and poems for kids here! Norwich is a town in the east of England just north of London. said the magistrate. One day he looked down and saw an alderman sailing up through the air towards him.

"That is true," answered the Man, who was quite bewildered by this idea. Get started by clicking the "Add" button.

The magistrate looked at him a moment in surprise, and then he said, "This person is evidently crazy; so take him to the lunatic asylum and keep him there.". Man in the moon. The moon has a face like the clock in the hall; She shines on thieves on the garden wall, On streets and fields and harbour quays, And birdies asleep in the forks of the trees. screamed the Man; "why, your porridge is so hot it has burned me. "What is your name?" By that time it was morning, and as the sun rose its hot rays cooled him off somewhat, so that he began looking about curiously at all the strange sights and wondering where on earth he was. The words of the alderman made him more anxious than ever to visit the earth, and so he walked thoughtfully home, and put a few lumps of ice in the stove to keep him warm, and sat down to think how he should manage the trip. asked the magistrate. ", "Fiddlesticks!" Follow us on your favorite social networks for news and inspiration!

The Man in the Moon was rather lonesome, and often he peeked over the edge of the moon and looked down upon the earth and envied all the people who lived together, for he thought it must be vastly more pleasant to have companions to talk to than to be shut up in a big planet all by himself, where he had to whistle to keep himself company. And frightened him so that he spilled it! A drink of milk from the Dipper. ", "A woman gave me some cold pease porridge, and it burned my mouth.".

I must not call him the Man in the Moon any longer, for of course he was now out of the moon; so I 'll simply call him the Man, and you 'll know by that which man I mean. Well, the Man in the--I mean the Man (but I nearly forgot what I have just said)--the Man turned to the south and began walking briskly along the road, for he had made up his mind to do as the alderman had advised and travel to Norwich, that he might eat some of the famous pease porridge that was made there. Likewise, when he became chilly he took off his hat and coat, and even his shoes, and so became warm; and in the hot days of summer he put on his overcoat to cool off. But he made a mistake when he tried to take

This alderman was being translated (instead of being transported, owing to a misprint in the law) and as he came near the Man in the Moon called to him and said, "Everything is lovely," replied the alderman, "and I would n't leave it if I was not obliged to.". Let me look at your mouth, sir, and see if it is really burned.". It’s pronounced No-rich, with the no as in not. While supping cold plum porridge. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett, Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe.

You see, everything went by contraries in the Moon, and when the Man wished to keep warm he knocked off a few chunks of ice and put them in his stove; and he cooled his drinking water by throwing red-hot coals of fire into the pitcher.