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The Emerald City of Oz

Produced by Chris Curnow, Joseph Cooper, Charlie Howard,and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team athttps://www.pgdp.net


Transcriber's notes: Italic text is denoted by _underscores_. Chapterheadings were parts of illustrations.


This Book Belongs to]


THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ]





TO HER ROYAL HIGHNESS CYNTHIA II OF SYRACUSE; AND TO EACH AND EVERY ONE Of THE CHILDREN WHOSE LOYAL APPRECIATION HAS ENCOURAGED ME TO WRITE THE OZ BOOKS THIS VOLUME IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED.


He led them into his queer mansion--


(_See page 259_)]


THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ


BY


L. FRANK BAUM


AUTHOR OF THE ROAD TO OZ, DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ, THE LAND OF OZ, ETC.





ILLUSTRATED BY JOHN R. NEILL


The Reilly & Lee Co. Chicago





COPYRIGHT 1910 BY L. FRANK BAUM


ALL RIGHTS RESERVED





Perhaps I should admit on the title page that this book is "By L. FrankBaum and his correspondents," for I have used many suggestions conveyedto me in letters from children. Once on a time I really imagined myself"an author of fairy tales," but now I am merely an editor or privatesecretary for a host of youngsters whose ideas I am requested to weaveinto the thread of my stories.


These ideas are often clever. They are also logical and interesting. SoI have used them whenever I could find an opportunity, and it is butjust that I acknowledge my indebtedness to my little friends.


My, what imaginations these children have developed! Sometimes I amfairly astounded by their daring and genius. There will be no lack offairy-tale authors in the future, I am sure. My readers have told mewhat to do with Dorothy, and Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, and I have obeyedtheir mandates. They have also given me a variety of subjects to writeabout in the future: enough, in fact, to keep me busy for some time. Iam very proud of this alliance. Children love these stories becausechildren have helped to create them. My readers know what they want andrealize that I try to please them. The result is very satisfactory tothe publishers, to me, and (I am quite sure) to the children.


I hope, my dears, it will be a long time before we are obliged todissolve partnership.


_Coronado, 1910_ L. FRANK BAUM.





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LIST OF CHAPTERS


CHAPTER PAGE


1 HOW THE NOME KING BECAME ANGRY 11


2 HOW UNCLE HENRY GOT INTO TROUBLE 21


3 HOW OZMA GRANTED DOROTHY'S REQUEST 29


4 HOW THE NOME KING PLANNED REVENGE 39


5 HOW DOROTHY BECAME A PRINCESS 48


6 HOW GUPH VISITED THE WHIMSIES 59


7 HOW AUNT EM CONQUERED THE LION 66


8 HOW THE GRAND GALLIPOOT JOINED THE NOMES 78


9 HOW THE WOGGLEBUG TAUGHT ATHLETICS 87


10 HOW THE CUTTENCLIPS LIVED 100


11 HOW THE GENERAL MET THE FIRST AND FOREMOST 114


12 HOW THEY MATCHED THE FUDDLES 127


13 HOW THE GENERAL TALKED TO THE KING 141


14 HOW THE WIZARD PRACTICED SORCERY 147


15 HOW DOROTHY HAPPENED TO GET LOST 158


16 HOW DOROTHY VISITED UTENSIA 169


17 HOW THEY CAME TO BUNBURY 180


18 HOW OZMA LOOKED INTO THE MAGIC PICTURE 192


19 HOW BUNNYBURY WELCOMED THE STRANGERS 196


20 HOW DOROTHY LUNCHED WITH A KING 205


21 HOW THE KING CHANGED HIS MIND 216


22 HOW THE WIZARD FOUND DOROTHY 226


23 HOW THEY ENCOUNTERED THE FLUTTERBUDGETS 237


24 HOW THE TIN WOODMAN TOLD THE SAD NEWS 247


25 HOW THE SCARECROW DISPLAYED HIS WISDOM 255


26 HOW OZMA REFUSED TO FIGHT FOR HER KINGDOM 263


27 HOW THE FIERCE WARRIORS INVADED OZ 275


28 HOW THEY DRANK AT THE FORBIDDEN FOUNTAIN 280


29 HOW GLINDA WORKED A MAGIC SPELL 289


30 HOW THE STORY OF OZ CAME TO AN END 295






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