When Dorothy recovered her senses they have been still falling, but not so fast. The top of the buggy caught the air like a parachute. or an umbrella filled with wind and held them returned. so they floated downward with a gentle motion that was no longer so very disagreeable to undergo. The worst component was their terror of attaining the bottom of this wonderful crack inside the earth, and the natural fear that surprising loss of life becomes about to overtake them at any moment.