We heard a few weeks ago that emoji was the fastest growing language so we decided to see weather it would be possible to re tell and bring a classic childrens story into the 21st century using emojis. For this I used the opening chapter of The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
Hope you enjoy,
🏠 HOUSE 🌀 CYCLONE 👪 FAMILY 🏰 BUILDING 🚪 DOOR 🔦 DARK ⛳ HOLE 👀 SEE
🌔 GRAY 🔛 ON 🅰️ A 🍃 TREE 🌙 ☝️ SKY ☝️ DIRECTIONS 🔅 SUN 🏃 RUNNING
🌱 GRASS 🐉 GREEN 🔪 BLADES 🎨 PAINT 🌂 RAINS 💨 WIND 🌟 SPARKLE 👀 EYES
◀️ LEFT 👹 RED 👄 LIPS 📰 PRESS 👏 HAND ❤️ HEART 👂 EARS 👶 GIRL ⛅ MORNING
🐍 HIS 👢 BOOTS 🐩 DOG 💈 HAIR 🔛 ON 👃 NOSE 🚪 DOOR 💪 ARMS 👋 WAVES 💨 AIR 🐂 COWS 🐴 HORSES 🏢 WORK 🐯 DANGER ✌️ TWO 🌹 ROSE 🎈 BALLOON
📌 HERE ➕ MORE 🚏 WAIT 📡 FUTURE ⚡ FAST 🔜 SOON
Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was 🅰️ farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer’s wife. Their 🏠 was small, for the lumber to 👷 it had to be carried by wagon many miles. There were4️⃣ walls, 🅰️ floor and 🅰️ roof, which made1️⃣ room; and this room contained 🅰️ rusty looking cookstove, 🅰️ cupboard for the dishes, 🅰️ table,3️⃣ or 4️⃣ chairs, and the beds. Uncle Henry and Aunt Em had 🅰️ big bed in1️⃣ corner, and Dorothy 🅰️ little bed in another corner. There was 😣 garret at all, and 😣 cellar–except 🅰️ small ⛳ dug in the ground, called 🅰️ 🌀 cellar, where the 👪 could go in case1️⃣ of those great whirlwinds arose, mighty enough to 😊 any 🏰 in 🇮🇹 path. It was reached by 🅰️ trap 🚪 in the middle of the floor, from which 🅰️ ladder led down into the small, 🔦 ⛳.
When Dorothy stood in the doorway and looked around, she could 👀 🈚 but the great 🌔 prairie 🔛 every side. Not 🅰️ 🍃 nor 🅰️ 🏠 broke the broad sweep of flat 🗾 that reached to the edge of the 🌙 in all☝️. The 🔅 had baked the plowed land into 🅰️ 🌔 mass, with little cracks 🏃 through it. Even the 🌱 was not 🐉, for the 🔅 had burned the 🔼 of the long 🔪 until they were the same 🌔 color to be seen everywhere. Once the 🏠 had been painted, but the 🔅 blistered the 🎨 and the 🌂 washed it away, and now the 🏠 was as dull and 🌔 as everything else.
When Aunt Em came there to live she was 🅰️ young, pretty wife. The 🔅 and 💨 had changed her, too. They had taken the 🌟 from her 👀 and◀️ them 🅰️ sober 🌔; they had taken the 👹 from her cheeks and 👄, and they were 🌔 also. She was thin and gaunt, and never smiled now. When Dorothy, who was an orphan, first came to her, Aunt Em had been 🆘 startled by the child’s laughter that she would 😱 and 📰 her 👏 upon her❤️ whenever Dorothy’s merry voice reached her 👂; and she still looked at the little 👶 with wonder that she could find anything to 😄 at.
Uncle Henry never laughed. He worked hard from ⛅ till 😴 and did not know 😦 😀 was. He was 🌔 also, from 🐍 long beard to 🐍 rough 👢, and he looked stern and solemn, and rarely spoke.
It was Toto that made Dorothy 😄, and saved her from growing as 🌔 as her other surroundings. Toto was not 🌔; he was 🅰️ little black 🐩, with long silky 💈 and small black 👀 that twinkled merrily 🔛 either side of 🐍 😄, wee 👃. Toto played all day long, and Dorothy played with him, and loved him dearly.
Today, however, they were not playing. Uncle Henry sat upon the doorstep and looked anxiously at the 🌙, which was even grayer than usual. Dorothy stood in the 🚪 with Toto in her 💪, and looked at the 🌙 too. Aunt Em was washing the dishes.
From the far north they heard 🅰️ low wail of the 💨, and Uncle Henry and Dorothy could 👀 where the long 🌱 bowed in 👋 before the coming storm. There now came 🅰️ sharp whistling in the 💨 from the south, and as they turned their 👀 that↕️ they saw ripples in the 🌱 coming from that ☝️ also.
Suddenly Uncle Henry stood 🆙.
“There’s 🅰️ 🌀 coming, Em”, he called to 🐍 wife. “I’ll go 👀 after the stock”. Then he ran toward the sheds where the 🐂 and 🐴 were kept.
Aunt Em dropped her 🏢 and came to the 🚪.1️⃣ glance told her of the 🐯 close at 👏.
“Quick, Dorothy”! she screamed. “Run for the cellar”!
Toto jumped out of Dorothy’s 💪 and hid under the bed, and the 👶 started to 🉐 him. Aunt Em, badly frightened, threw open the trap 🚪 in the floor and climbed down the ladder into the small, 🔦 ⛳. Dorothy caught Toto at last and started to follow her aunt. When she was halfway across the room there came 🅰️ great shriek from the 💨, and the 🏠 shook 🆘 hard that she lost her footing and sat down suddenly upon the floor.
Then 🅰️ strange thing happened.
The 🏠 whirled around✌️ or 3️⃣ ⌚ and 🌹 slowly through the 💨. Dorothy felt as if she were going 🆙 in 🅰️ 🎈.
The north and south 💨 met where the 🏠 stood, and made it the exact center of the 🌀. In the middle of 🅰️ 🌀 the 💨 is generally still, but the great pressure of the 💨 🔛 every side of the 🏠 raised it 🆙 higher and higher, until it was at the very 🔼 of the 🌀; and there it remained and was carried miles and miles away as easily as you could carry 🅰️ feather.
It was very 🔦, and the 💨 howled horribly around her, but Dorothy found she was riding quite easily. After the first few whirls around, and1️⃣ other ⌚ when the 🏠 tipped badly, she felt as if she were being rocked gently, 😄 🅰️ 👶 in 🅰️ cradle.
Toto did not 😄 it. He ran about the room, now 📌, now there, barking loudly; but Dorothy sat quite still 🔛 the floor and waited to 👀 😦 would happen.
Once Toto got too near the open trap 🚪, and fell in; and at first the little 👶 thought she had lost him. But 🔜 she saw1️⃣ of 🐍 👂 sticking 🆙 through the ⛳, for the 💪 pressure of the 💨 was keeping him 🆙 🆘 that he could not 🌻. She crept to the ⛳, caught Toto by the 👂, and dragged him into the room again, afterward closing the trap 🚪 🆘 that 😣 ➕ accidents could happen.
Hour after hour passed away, and slowly Dorothy got over her fright; but she felt quite lonely, and the 💨 shrieked 🆘 loudly all about her that she nearly became deaf. At first she had wondered if she would be dashed to pieces when the 🏠 fell again; but as the hours passed and 🈚 terrible happened, she stopped worrying and resolved to 🚏 calmly and 👀 😦 the 📡 would bring. At last she crawled over the swaying floor to her bed, and lay down upon it; and Toto followed and lay down beside her.
In spite of the swaying of the 🏠 and the wailing of the 💨, Dorothy 🔜 closed her 👀 and fell ⚡ asleep.