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          L. Frank Baum / Fantasy
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The Road to Oz

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BOOK END]


BOOK COVER]


THIS BOOK BELONGS


TO]


THE ROAD TO OZ]


CALLING ON JACK PUMPKINHEAD See Chapter 16]


THE ROAD TO OZ


BY


L. FRANK BAUM


AUTHOR OF THE LAND OF OZ, OZMA OF OZ, DOROTHYAND THE WIZARD IN OZ, ETC.





ILLUSTRATED BY


JOHN R. NEILL


CHICAGO


THE REILLY & BRITTON CO.


PUBLISHERS


COPYRIGHT


1909


BY L FRANK BAUM


ALL RIGHTS


RESERVED]


_L'istesso tempo_


TO MY FIRST GRANDSON


Joslyn Stanton Baum]


To my readers: Well, my dears, here is what you have asked for: another"Oz Book" about Dorothy's strange adventures. Toto is in this story,because you wanted him to be there, and many other characters which youwill recognize are in the story, too. Indeed, the wishes of my littlecorrespondents have been considered as carefully as possible, and if thestory is not exactly as you would have written it yourselves, you mustremember that a story has to be a story before it can be written down,and the writer cannot change it much without spoiling it.


In the preface to "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz" I said I would like towrite some stories that were not "Oz" stories, because I thought I hadwritten about Oz long enough; but since that volume was published I havebeen fairly deluged with letters from children imploring me to "writemore about Dorothy," and "more about Oz," and since I write only toplease the children I shall try to respect their wishes.


There are some new characters in this book that ought to win your love.I'm very fond of the shaggy man myself, and I think you will like him,too. As for Polychrome--the Rainbow's Daughter--and stupid littleButton-Bright, they seem to have brought a new element of fun into theseOz stories, and I am glad I discovered them. Yet I am anxious to haveyou write and tell me how you like them.


Since this book was written I have received some very remarkable newsfrom The Land of Oz, which has greatly astonished me. I believe it willastonish you, too, my dears, when you hear it. But it is such a long andexciting story that it must be saved for another book--and perhaps thatbook will be the last story that will ever be told about the Land of Oz.


L FRANK BAUM.


_Coronado, 1909._





LIST OF CHAPTERS


1 THE WAY TO BUTTERFIELD


2 DOROTHY MEETS BUTTON-BRIGHT


3 A QUEER VILLAGE


4 KING DOX


5 THE RAINBOW'S DAUGHTER


6 THE CITY OF BEASTS


7 THE SHAGGY MAN'S TRANSFORMATION


8 THE MUSICKER


9 FACING THE SCOODLERS


10 ESCAPING THE SOUP-KETTLE


11 JOHNNY DOIT DOES IT


12 THE DEADLY DESERT CROSSED


13 THE TRUTH POND


14 TIK-TOK AND BILLINA


15 THE EMPEROR'S TIN CASTLE


16 VISITING THE PUMPKIN FIELD


17 THE ROYAL CHARIOT ARRIVES


18 THE EMERALD CITY


19 THE SHAGGY MAN'S WELCOME


20 PRINCESS OZMA OF OZ


21 DOROTHY RECEIVES THE GUESTS


22 IMPORTANT ARRIVALS


23 THE GRAND BANQUET


24 THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION






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