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The Great Waterfall is the highest waterfall in all the Land of Oz. It is located in the Quadling Country.

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The Great Waterfall as seen in Oz the Great & Powerful.

Description

The waterfall is like a sheet of silver dropping far, far down into a tiny lake which seems to have no outlet. From the top of the fall, the banks gradually slope away so that the descent by land is quite easy, while the river glides over an edge of rock and tumbles down to the depths below.

At the foot of the waterfall there is a pool of whirling water, and the river flows underground until it comes to the surface again in another part of the country.

A narrow space at the edge of the sheet of falling water leads behind it, and past this dangerous entrance there is room to walk upright. This leads to an opening in the wall of rock, and within it a series of steps descend into a cavern below. The first steps are slippery and wet with spray, but the remainder are quite dry. After the steps is a short tunnel, high enough to walk erect in.

The cave itself is lined with countless rubies, exquisitely cut and flashing sparkling rays. In the center is a bubbling cauldron of water where the river rises again. At the rear of the cave is a dim abyss where the black and dreary-looking river plunges in its final dive underground.

History

The Scarecrow fell into the Great Waterfall, and was rescued in the cave by Trot, Cap'n Bill, and Button-Bright. (The Scarecrow of Oz)

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