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Ozma of Oz

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This Book Belongs To]


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By L. FRANK BAUM


UNIFORM WITH OZMA OF OZ


The Land of Oz


John Dough and The Cherub


Each elaborately illustrated in colors and black-and-white by


JOHN R. NEILL


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Ozma of Oz]


Ozma]


OZMA OF OZ


A Record of Her Adventures with Dorothy Gale of Kansas, the Yellow Hen, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, Tiktok, the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger; Besides Other Good People too Numerous to Mention Faithfully Recorded Herein


BY


L. FRANK BAUM


THE AUTHOR OF THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE LAND OF OZ, ETC.





ILLUSTRATED BY JOHN R. NEILL


CHICAGO: THE REILLY & BRITTON CO. PUBLISHERS


Copyright, 1907, by L. Frank Baum. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED]


To all the boys and girls who read my stories--andespecially to the Dorothys--this book is lovingly dedicated.]


List of Chapters


Page


I. The Girl in the Chicken Coop 13


II. The Yellow Hen 24


III. Letters in the Sand 37


IV. Tiktok, the Machine Man 49


V. Dorothy Opens the Dinner Pail 64


VI. The Heads of Langwidere 76


VII. Ozma of Oz to the Rescue 101


VIII. The Hungry Tiger 117


IX. The Royal Family of Ev 128


X. The Giant with the Hammer 141


XI. The Nome King 156








XII. The Eleven Guesses 175


XIII. The Nome King Laughs 182


XIV. Dorothy Tries to be Brave 191


XV. Billina Frightens the Nome King 205


XVI. Purple, Green and Gold 216


XVII. The Scarecrow Wins the Fight 226


XVIII. The Fate of the Tin Woodman 235


XIX. The King of Ev 246


XX. The Emerald City 254


XXI. Dorothy's Magic Belt 263








Author's Note


My friends the children are responsible for this new "Oz Book," as theywere for the last one, which was called _The Land of Oz_. Their sweetlittle letters plead to know "more about Dorothy"; and they ask: "Whatbecame of the Cowardly Lion?" and "What did Ozma doafterward?"--meaning, of course, after she became the Ruler of Oz. Andsome of them suggest plots to me, saying: "Please have Dorothy go to theLand of Oz again"; or, "Why don't you make Ozma and Dorothy meet, andhave a good time together?" Indeed, could I do all that my littlefriends ask, I would be obliged to write dozens of books to satisfytheir demands. And I wish I could, for I enjoy writing these storiesjust as much as the children say they enjoy reading them.


Well, here is "more about Dorothy," and about our old friends theScarecrow and the Tin Woodman, and about the Cowardly Lion, and Ozma,and all the rest of them; and here, likewise, is a good deal about somenew folks that are queer and unusual. One little friend, who read thisstory before it was printed, said to me: "Billina is _real Ozzy_, Mr.Baum, and so are Tiktok and the Hungry Tiger."


If this judgment is unbiased and correct, and the little folks find thisnew story "real Ozzy," I shall be very glad indeed that I wrote it. Butperhaps I shall get some more of those very welcome letters from myreaders, telling me just how they like "Ozma of Oz." I hope so, anyway.


L. FRANK BAUM.


MACATAWA, 1907.






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