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The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger

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"The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger"
is an Oz short story written by L. Frank Baum, first published in 1913. It is one of the six Little Wizard Stories of Oz.

The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger have grown bored with their guard duty at Ozma's throne in the Royal Palace of the Emerald City. The Lion wants to attack a man and make "chop suey of him." The Tiger longs, at last, to satisfy his hunger for a fat baby. The two big cats prowl the emerald streets with mayhem in mind.

Neither cat, however, can bring himself to fulfill his darker desires. The two end up saving a lost child and returning him to his mother.

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