Miss Gulch: That dog’s a menace to the community. I’m taking him to the sheriff to make sure he’s destroyed.
Dorothy: Destroyed? Toto? Oh, you can’t! You mustn’t! Auntie Em, Uncle Henry, you won’t let her, will ya?
Uncle Henry: Course we won’t. Will we, Em?
Dorothy: Please, Aunt Em. Toto didn’t mean to. He didn’t know he was doing anything wrong. I’m the one that ought to be punished. I let him go in her garden. You can send me to bed without supper.
Miss Gulch: If you don’t hand over that dog, I’ll bring a damage suit that will take your whole farm! There’s a law protectin’ folks against dogs that bite!
Auntie Em: How would it be if she keeps him tied up? He’s really gentle, with gentle people, that is.
Miss Gulch: Well, that’s for the sheriff to decide. Here’s his order, allowing me to take him, unless you want to go against the law.
Auntie Em: We can’t go against the law, Dorothy. I’m afraid poor Toto will have to go.
Miss Gulch: [holding up a basket] Now you’re seeing the reason. Here’s what I’m taking him in, so he can’t attack me again!
Dorothy: No, no, I won’t let you take him! You go away, you, or I’ll bite you myself!
Auntie Em: Dorothy!
Dorothy: You wicked old witch! Uncle Henry, Auntie Em, don’t let her take him! [struggles with Miss Gulch]
Miss Gulch: I’ve got an order!
Auntie Em: Put him in the basket, Henry.
Dorothy: Oh Toto. [runs out, crying]
Miss Gulch: The idea!
Auntie Em: Almira Gulch, just because you own half the county doesn’t mean you have the power to run the rest of us. For twenty-three years, I’ve been dying to tell you what I thought of you. And now, well, being a Christian woman, I can’t say it!
twenty-three years, I’ve been dying to tell you what I thought of you. And now, well, being a Christian woman, I can’t say it!