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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 .



Tiktok. . NEILL THE REiLi/V "& BRITTOM CO. the Cowardly Lion and the Tiger.OZMA OF OZ A Record of Her Adventures with Dorothy Gale of Kansas. WIZARD OF THE AUTHOR OF T THE LAND OF O Z ETC. O Z . Besides Other Good People too Numerous to Mention Hungry Faithfully Recorded Herein BY L. FRANK BAUM II F. the Scarecrow. ILLUSTRATED BY JOHN R. the Tin Woodman. PUBLISHERS . the Yellow Hen.

Copyright R.IOMTS . igor *Pv > by Daun}. RE5EKVED .


List of Chapters Page I. Man - - 37 IV.e .. the. The The Royal" P^rnily X. Giant with..tf. The Yellow Hen Letters in the 24 III. Sand . The Girl in the Chicken Coop - 1 3 II. XI. VI. : HjifajtnfeF' . VII.\' 117 128 IX.. Machine - 49 64 76 1 1 V. - 141 The Nome 156 . Dorothy Opens the Dinner Pail - The Heads of Langwidere - - Ozma - of Oz to the Rescue - - VIII.-. The Hungry Tiger of E.. Tiktok.

The King of Ev City XX. XVI. XIV. XVIII. Dorothy Tries to be Brave - 191 XV. Billina Frightens the Nome King 205 - Purple. The Eleven The Nome King Laughs XIII. XXI. XVII. The Emerald Dorothy's Magic Eelt .XII. Green and Gold 216 The Scarecrow Wins the Fight 226 The Fate of the Tin Woodman 235 XIX.


ing. which was called The Land of Oz. . FRANK BAUM. saying: Dorothy to the Land of Oz again". and Ozma. and the little If this I wish I folks find this judgment new story "real Ozzy. of course. "Why don't you make go Ozma and Dorothy meet. here is "more about Dorothy. " Please have of them suggest plots to me. Well." hope so. who read this 'story before it " Billina is real was printed. indeed that welcome letters from my readers." I shall be very glad But perhaps I shall get some more of I wrote it. or. likewise. 1907. for I enjoy writing these stories just as much as the children say they enjoy reading them. Mr. could I do all that my little friends ask.Author's Note My Book. "What became of the CowOzma do afterward? " meanardly Lion?" and "What did And some after she became the Ruler of Oz. anyway." Their sweet little letters plead to know "more about Dorothy". and they ask. and the Hungry Tiger. And could. obliged to write dozens friends the children are responsible for this new "Oz as they were for the last one. telling me just those very how they like "Ozma of Oz. and all the rest of them." and so are Tiktok is unbiased and correct. One little friend. and here. and about the Cowardly Lion. MACATAWA. I would be of books to satisfy their demands. Baum." and about our old friends the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman. I L. said to me: Ozzv. and have a good time together?" Indeed. is a good deal about some new folks that are queer and unusual.


The Girl i> $* Cmcken Coop w i nd b 1 e w ' hard arid J the joggled the water. which tte mis . higher Some of - them. of- ocean.h'ke and the like gulfs this between tht/great billows/\ dashing and spla deep valleys. rolled 4s high 'as the^tops of tall trees. lows rolled jlrelidfully hign: even than the" tops of houses. and shoved the waves around/unThe biltil they became billows. indeed. and ^seemed . sending across its surface. All mad waters of the big ocean. rippl'cVl Then the wind pushed the edges of the ripples until they becam'e waves.

The Captain of the ship was not afraid. resulted in a terrible storm. When the waves sailing far out upon lot and to grow bigger and bigger the ship rolled up and down. and a storm on the ocean is liable to cut many queer pranks and do a of damage. At the time the wind began to blow. and to keep brave hearts and not be scared. among these passengers was a 14 little Kansas . so that the day grew dark as night. because his his he had seen storms before.O z m a of O z wind caused without any good reason whatever. and had sailed through them in safety. and tipped first one sidewise way and then the other and was so roughly that even the sailor-men jostled around had to hold fast to the ropes and railings to keep themselves from being swept away by the wind or began to tumble and toss pitched headlong into the sea. which added to the terrors of the storm. a ship was the waters. And the clouds were so thick in the sky that the sunlight couldn't get through them. Now. and all would be well with them. but he knew that sengers ship pas- would be in danger all deck. so he put them they tried to stay on into the cabin and told if them to stay there until after the storm was over.

given way and left him weak Aunt Em at home to watch after the hired men and to take care of the farm. keep as quiet as possible until the storm 15 . who was going with her Uncle Henry to Australia. so he decided to take her along. "and is over. our little girl didn't the uproar the least bit." she said to Uncle Henry and ihe other passengers. and Uncle Henry thought company and help cheer him up.The girl Girl in the Chicken-Coop named Dorothy Gale. to visit his cousins and have a away good Dorothy was eager to go with him on this jourshe would be good ney. was quite an exshe had once been carried perienced traveller. while he traveled far to Australia rest. know. and she had met with a good many little The girl adventures in that strange country before she manSo she wasn't aged to get back to Kansas again. and the waves began mind began to tumble and toss. easily frightened. was not very well. because he had been workKansas farm that his health had ing so hard on his So he left and nervous. for home as the marvelous by a cyclone as far away from Land of Oz. you must had never before seen. and when the and whistle. "Of course we'll have to stay in the cabin. to visit some relatives they Uncle Henry. to howl wind whatever happened.

and the ship was plunging in a manner. but Dorothy did not know that. In that case he would be in great danger unless he instantly came down again. and as he was not very strong she began to worry about him. so at once she decided to go on deck and find missing. She only remembered that Aunt Em had cautioned her to take good care of her uncle.O z m a if of O z be For the Captain says we go on deck we may blown overboard. him. in spite of the fact that the tempest was now worse than ever. the little girl found it was as much as she could do to mount the stairs to the deck. The fact was that Uncle Henry had gone to lie down in his little sleeping-berth. be sure. fallen asleep when she was aroused with a start to find that Uncle Henry was Dorothy had almost She couldn't imagine where he had gone. Indeed. listening to the shrieking of the storm and the creaking of the masts and rigging and trying to keep from bumping into one another to risk such an accident as that. and as soon as she got there the wind really dreadful struck her so fiercely that 16 it almost tore away the ." No one wanted you may dled up in the dark cabin. and to fear he might have been careless enough to go on deck. so all the passengers stayed hud- when the ship tipped sidewise.


so she made a dash forward. With a scream like that of an angry giant it tore the wind. for he did not move. a sort of joyous excitement in defying the storm. air. so she called as loudly as she ! could: "Uncle Henry Uncle Henry !" But the wind screeched and howled so madly that she scarce heard her own voice. during a lull in the storm. suddenly redoubled its fury.Ozma skirts of Yet Dorothy Oz felt of her dress. might be her uncle. and over it whirled. this way and that. and later the that held the coop and lifted it chicken-coop dropped far away into the sea. and while she held fast to the railing she peered around through the gloom and thought she saw the dim form of a man This clinging to a mast not faraway from her. as if away the ropes into the Around a few moments high with Dorothy still clinging to the slats. She reached this place in safety. where the big waves caught it and slid it up-hill to a foaming crest and then down18 . but no sooner had she seized fast hold of the slats of the big box in which the chickens were kept than enraged because the little girl dared to resist its power. and the man certainly failed to hear her. Dorothy decided she must go to him. to where a big square chicken-coop had been lashed to the deck with ropes.

you may be sure. . by this time. I've got a ship ot my own! she thought. but she didn't loose her presence of mind even for a a second. which supported her easily enough. as it it were nothing than a plaything to keep them amused. with sides of slats. good ducking. The bottom of the After coughing the water out of up her weight. her throat and getting her breath again. and the poor chickens were flutter- ing away in every direction. as the 19 of condition. ' "Why. or knew ot her Down into a valley between strange adventure. far away. Dorothy had She kept tight hold of the stout slats and as soon as she could get the water out of her eyes she saw that the wind had ripped the cover from the coop. more amused than frightened at her sudden change coop climbed up to the top ot a big wave.The hill Girl in the Chicken-Coop more into a deep valley. which readily bore handles. being blown by the wind until they looked like feather dusters without coop was made of thick boards. she looked eagerly around for the ship from which she had been blown. so Dorothy found she was clinging to a sort of raft. she managed to climb over the slats and stand upon the firm wooden bottom of the coop. and then. It was far. Perhaps no one on board had yet missed her.

and when she climbed another crest the ship looked like a toy boat. As if to last this mischievous pranks. and the gray clouds overhead changed But the wind. I declare!' she exclaimed. began to quiet down and behave themselves. it was Soon it had entirely disappeared in the gloom. ocean. so that the waves. with nothing to keep her afloat but a miserable wooden hen-coop that had a plank bottom and through which the water constantly And splashed and wetted her through to the skin! there was nothing to eat when she became hungryand no fresh as she was sure to do before long water to drink and no dry clothes to put on. 20 . not being joggled any more. stopped blowing ocean and hurried away to another part of the with its world to blow something else. with a laugh. "You're in a pretty fix. and then Dorothy gave a sigh of regret at parting with Uncle Henry and began to wonder what was going to happen to her next. Dorothy Gale.' you! and I haven't the to get out of it! ' least idea how you're going add to her troubles the night was now creeping on. Just now she was tossing on the bosom of a big way off.Ozma such a long of Oz the waves the coop swept her. I can tell slatted sides. "Well. as if satisfied at to inky blackness.


in her place. but way. pass the time. By and by the black clouds rolled away and showed a blue sky overhead. with a silver moon shining sweetly in the middle of it and little stars winking merrily at Dorothy when she looked their The coop did not toss around any more. Seeing this.Ozma It of Oz Dorothy. brave though she was. the little girl decided that sleep would be the best thing to restore her strength and the easiest way in which she could was damp and she was herself wringing wet. floor 22 The . I fear she might have perished. but fortunately this was a warm climate and she did not feel at all cold. I think. that the storm subsided. after sighing that one sigh I told you of. Many children. and being quite exhausted by the excitement of the past few hours. rode the waves more gently almost like a cradle so that the floor upon which Dorothy rocking stood was no longer swept by water coming through the slats. otherwise. she managed to recall some of her customary cheerfulness and decided to patiently await whatever her fate might be. She was wet and uncomfortable. for was lucky would have wept and given way to despair. it is true. but. but because Dorothy had encountered so many adventures and come safely through them it did not occur to her at this time to be especially afraid.

nodded at the friendly was asleep in stars before she closed her eyes.The Girl in the Chicken-Coop So she sat down in a corner of the coop. 23 . leaned her back against the slats. and half a minute.

Surely it was a hen cackling 24 . as she rubbed the sleep from her eyes. she really imagined she was there. ka-daw-kut! kut. Kut-kut"Kut-kut-kut. She had been dreaming that she was back aga n.strange noise Dorothy. awoke her who opened eyes to find that day had dawned and the sun was shining brightly in a clear sky. and at first. here again was the strange noise that had awakened her. ka-daw-kut!' Ah. and playing in the old barn-yard with the calves and pigs and chickens all in Kansas around her.

for I knew if I fell into the water I'd course. starting to her feet. through the slats of the coop." agreed Dorothy. from the ship I clung fast to this corner. ka-daw-w-w kut! "What's that?" cried Dorothy. in ' surprise. the blue waves of the ocean. adrift upon a treacherous and unknown sea. with claws and beak. and looking around her the little girl discovered a yellow hen squatting in the opposite corner of the coop. too ? answered the hen. for a But do you feel comfor'ble now?' time. now calm and placid. with all that water washing over me. 25 has helped to dry my feathers. never was so wet before in my life! drowned. that's all. "Not I very. I know. my morning and I feel better since But what's to become of . it The sun egg." surely be "Of Indeed. it was. as laid has your dress. I've just laid an egg. "have all night. so full of danger and discomfort. "Why. " " Kut-kut-kut. "Dear me!' you been here she exclaimed. and her thoughts flew back to the past Also she night. began to remember that she was a waif of the storm. "it was pretty wet. as I "Yes. fluttering her "When the coop blew away wings and yawning." replied a but sharp and distinct voice. I nearly drowned.The Yellow Hen But her wide-open eyes hrst saw. small.

" said answered the yellow hen thoughtfully. The red rooster my cackle were 26 . isn't it?" "If we were in the "Very. "you do very well." "I'm glad to know that. tell me. But when you asked a question. your ' judgment? "Yes. it seemed the most natural thing in the world to answer you. But out here in the ocean must be a good long way from Oz. "But. how does it happen that you are able to talk? I thought hens could only cluck and cackle." beings do. I wouldn't think it so queer. because many of the animals can talk in that fairy country. So I spoke. has often said that my cluck and it's to talk. a minute ago." "I'd like to know that. Land of Oz." replied Dorothy. and never spoken a word before this morning. Strange." "How anxiously. if one is going best to talk correctly. is my grammar?' asked the yellow "Do I speak quite properly. too. and I seem to keep on speaking. I of Oz this should like to know. in a confidential tone." continued the yellow hen." said Dorothy. afloat on big pond?" Dorothy. as for that. for a beginner. "because. that I can remember. just as you and other human "Why.Ozma us. in hen. "I've clucked and cackled all my life.

just the same." get hungry." replied the yellow hen. you may as well cat this egg. my dear." answered the hen. and now it's a comfort to know I am "I'm talking properly. 1 "I don't care for in you know. so presently she asked: "Why to do you hatch them ? ' lay eggs." to hatch it?' "Don't J you want girl. unless it was cooked. in some quiet place. I couldn't possb/y eat it. For a moment Dorothy stood looking out over She was still thinking of the egg. "But I'm much obliged for your kindness. has always been my pride to lay a fresh egg every 27 . So you know. when you don't expect "It "It's a habit I have. breakfast. but remarked there's no "You may have it. with a That's thirteen." "Don't mention it. I never care to hatch eggs unless I've a nice snug nest. "asked the little surprise. "No." beginning to "It's Dorothy.The Yellow Hen quite perfect." "Oh." exclaimed Dorothy. my egg. and began pruning her feathers. the wide sea." said the yellow hen." breakfast time. calmlv. indeed. baker's dozen of eggs under me. though. and it's a lucky number for hens.

reflectively. Then Dorothy fell silent The yellow hen was some company." again. with a little for her feet and legs were still wetted now and sigh. which was a little above head when she was sitting upon the bot- Dorothy's tom. "But as I'm not a hen I can't be 'spected to understand that. so that before noon we ought to find ourselves upon dry land again." "I shall like that!-' said Dorothy. the egg without the chance to cackle properly laid. "Where? up in great Where is it?" cried Dorothy." said the girl." "Certainly not. we are not far from land!" exclaimed the hen. nevertheless. "Whv." answered the hen. as she had been doing tor some moments past. jumping excitement. except feel like having when I'm moulting. After a time the hen flew up and perched upon the topmost slat of the coop. my dear. nodseem to in a certain direction.O z m a of cackle O I z never is I morning. and my morning till would not be happy. a little way." "It's strange. too. and a bit of comfort. "Over there ding her head to be drifting toward "We it. but it was dreadfully lonely out on the big ocean. 28 .


beach of white sand and gravel. while beyond these appeared a strip of green . "It's long past breakfast time. "There in the world so miserable as a wet hen/' nothing The land. viewed by the little girl in the Next to the water was a broad floating hen-coop. myself. "You don't need to have your food cooked. looking eagerly at the pretty beach toward which they drifted. I'm sure Mrs. "Why done that leads you to insult me!' "I beg your pardon.Ozma slats. which they seemed to be rapidly apshall 1. since grew more as distinct was quite beautiful land. as I do." said Dorothy. and farther back were several rocky hills. nor any sign of people who might inhabit this unknown proaching. "I do not know what I have said or indignantly." declared the "I yellow hen.trees that marked the edge of a forest. now. don't you eat the egg?" asked the child." "I'm a trifle hungry." "Do you take me for a cannibal?" cried the hen." it "So every minute. hope we shall find something to eat. 30 Mrs by the . But there were no houses to be seen. of Oz then by the sea-water that came through the open is answered her companion.

The Yellow Hen way." "What difference does that make?' "Bill! Why." "But it's all wrong. Billina. "and. Bill. me. as all the roosters do. as 'Bill." it "Oh. so the little boy at the farm where I was born called me Bill. didn't crow and tight. you know. as well as the people in the house. some- name. and made a pet of me because I was the only yellow chicken in the whole When I grew up. don't mind in the least. I inquire your name. So Bill I've always been called. and he found that I brood. 'Billina. My name 31 is Dorothy Gale .' Putting the 'eena' on the end makes it a / girl's name. little may girl. are n't you?' But when I was first hatched out no one could tell whether I was going to be a hen or a rooster. so long "It doesn't matter at as I what you know the name means me" call "Very well." said the yellow hen. that's a boy's "You 're a lady hen. I shall call you earnestly. he did not think to change my name. you I see. is ma'am?" asked the "My name what gruffly. it you don't mind.' knew me and Bill is my name. and every creature "Of course." returned the all yellow hen. in the barn-yard." declared Dorothy.

32 . and we are in no hurry. of course. however. It did not take the castaways long to reach the The yellow hen flew to shore." "But my feet are all wet and soggy. for a as much of a feat." She waited. Do you suppose it is getting very near the shore. and country girl. "My dress is dry enough. as the hen advised. but 1 won't feel real comget my feet dried. it you like. The sunshine is warm and pleasant. who was pick -pecking and gravel. but Dorothy had to climb over the high slats. that was not soon as she was safe ashore Dorothy drew off her wet shoes and stockings and spread them upon the sun-warmed beach to dry." said the girl. too deep for me to wade the rest of the way?' Dorothy to "Wait a few minutes longer. Then she sat down and watched Billina. busily pecking away.Ozma just of Oz my friends and Miss Gale to stranYou may call me Dorothy. the sands at once." with her strong claws. "What are "Getting my murmured the hen. breakfast. We're gers. Still. away with her sharp bill in the sand which she scratched up and turned over you doing?" asked Dorothy. you may be sure. and before long the big wooden coop grated gently on for'ble till I the sandy beach and the dangerous voyage was over.


" "But we cook 'em. Dorothy! Live things much fresher and more wholesome than dead and you humans eat all sorts of dead creatures. lifting her head to gaze with one bright eye at her companion. we chickens are. and some sand-bugs. "What difference does that deal. ' "Goodness me!" returned the hen. curiously.Ozma "What do you find?" "Oh. and horrid bugs. "You eat lambs and sheep and cows and pigs and even chickens. red ants." ones. and You ought to be "shamed of yourselt! ants. "A good / >< the "I can't just 'splain the And. "You do. are dreadful is !' exclaimed Dorothy. in a graver tone." said make?' girl. some fat of inquired the Oz girl. as "But you eat retorted the yellow you are just as bad as the chickens that eat the bugs. in a puzzled "how queer you are. triumphantly." answered Billina." They are very sweet in "How "What "Why. diff'rence. and once in a while a tiny crab. indeed. but it's there. I assure you." 34 ." said Dorothy. we never eat such dreadful things bugs. "We don't!" said Dorothy. with an odd cackle. a shocked voice. and nice. crawly tone. anyhow. asked the hen." "So hen. dreadful?' eating live things.

she breakfast. she pulled the thing out. and it nearly broke my beak." as her hand. gaz35 . thrusting she expressed it. What Billina was true enough." answered the child. in "What ' did I tell "* you cried the hen. "Ow!" "There's a different feel to it. prob'bly was a rock." persisted the girl. "I struck metal. but still bright and of perfect shape." "Nonsense. carelessly." " It said Dorothy. "Where's the "But place? I'll dig Billina "stubbed her I'm right." there couldn't be any metal on this wild. sure when I bump enough. "Can I tell metal into it. and then drew back and shivered. bill. Billina stuck into the sand. bill-of-fare. and seemed quite contented with her Finally. appetite for continued to peck away at the sand busily." up. and discovered it to be a large sized golden key rather old. down her bill deep near the water's edge. that time." she cried. deserted seashore. I know a rock from metal. said the hen. or is the thing a rock?' " It's metal. and Dorothy the sand until she felt something hard.The Yellow Hen This said made Dorothy thoughtful. with a cackle of triumph. and it almost took away her As for the yellow hen. and prove to you showed her the place where she had it dug away Then. I guess.

" replied the hen." . the key had Perhaps been lost by somebody who lived far away. Billina. but had wandered on this very shore." if I 'round.0 ing thoughtfully at the curious thing she had found.o in the it m o f . "I'll have a look can find some breakfast. and see she said. There was no sign of any house in that part of the country. "I b'lieve. "You ought I to know more about locks and keys than do. Billina? came this mysterious key unlocks do you suppose And what do you suppose " ? How "I can't say. Musing on these things the girl put the key in the pocket of her dress and then slowly drew on her shoes and stockings. and she reasoned that every key must fit a lock and every lock must have a purpose. and it must have lain hidden sand for a long time. I think it is pure gold. which the sun had fully dried. there." Dorothy glanced around.

I've never been you know. "How should I know?" returned the hen. say?" she asked the trotted along beside "I cannot read. Dorothy came signs just to a flat stretch of white sand that seemed to have queer marked upon its surface. with a "What does it yellow hen." 37 .Letters in tie uand a little way back from the water's edge. "Certainly not. who her in a rather dignified fashion. as one would write upon sand stick. toward the grove of trees." Can't you ? "Oh ' ! to school.

" Perhaps they're automobiles. I guess.Ozma "Well. that if So don't b'lieve there can be any auto'biles." admitted the yellow hen. They must have wheelbarrows." "It can't be auto'biles. "Where are you going now?' 38 ." replied the girl. "but the let- ters are big and far apart. Several of my friends have been run over by them." said Dorothy." declared the hen. yet." admitted Dorothy. I The people is." " Perhaps not. and that these ally discovered words were written in the "BEWARE THE WHEELERS!" "That's rather strange. but automobiles are dangerous things. wild country. I'm sure. out fin- the words." But she looked sand: at each letter carefully. or baby -cabs or hand -carts. Billina. without even trolley-cars or tel'phones. here havn't been discovered there are any people." suggested the yellow hen. "for this is a new. "What do you suppose the Wheelers are?" " Folks that wheel. when Dorothy had read aloud the words. I of and it's Oz hard to spell have. "There is no need to beware of babycabs and wheelbarrows.

the little fruit or nuts. or cotton-wood or euBut. because the nearer trees were all punita. At first she was greatly disappointed. But the tree next to the lunch-box was even more wonderful. biggest and word "Lunch" could This tree seemed to the year around." girl came upon two trees that promised to furnish her with plenty of food One was quite full of square paper boxes. bore quantities of tin dinnerwhich were so full and heavy that the stout for it 39 . fit to eat until they had grown The and it leaves of this tree were all presented a very pleasing paper napkins. for there were lunch-box blossoms on some of the branches. in neat raised letters. appearance to the tree hungry little girl. and bye. and bore no fruit or nuts at all. and upon the ripest boxes the be read. skirting the foot of one of the little rocky hills that stood near. to see if answered Dorothy. when she was almost in despair. and soon reached the edge of the forest.The "Over Letters in the I Sand can find some to those trees. and on others tiny little lunch-boxes that were as yet quite green. bye calyptus. which grew in clusters on all the limbs. pails. bear all and evidently not bigger. She tramped across the sand.

but Dorothy found them all to be delicious. a piece of sponge-cake. and so zactly breakfast. and a pickle just has 40 ." observed the yellow hen. "all." she said to Bil"But lina. who sat beside her curiously watching. and not complain. a separate stem." "Oh.Ozma pails of Oz Some were branches bent underneath their weight. The little girl stood on tip-toe and picked one of the nicest and biggest lunch-boxes. and even the yellow hen acknowledged that she was surprised. those larger were of a dull tin color. in a anxious tone. tin of bright that shone Inside she found. a pickle. Each thing had had to be picked off the side of the box. when one is hungry one can eat even supper in the isn't "A lunch morning." "I hope your lunch-box was perfectly ripe. and then she sat down upon the ground and eagerly opened it. "So much sickness is caused by eating green things. and she ate every bit of luncheon in the box before she had finished." declared Dorothy. but the really ripe ones were and glistened beautiin the fully rays of sunshine that touched them. Dorothy was delighted. a of new cheese and an apple. nicely wrapped in white papers. a ham slice sandwich. that is. I'm sure it was ripe. 'cept the pickle. small and dark-brown in color.


" "Then how did you get away from there again?' can't be. is?' "None at all. Besides. of I silver shoes." said Dorothy." "Perhaps we're thoughtfully. answered the little girl. indeed. and it's all surrounded by a horrid desert that no one can cross. to have start And now when I think Til pick a dinner-pail. "there is no sea- . But listen: country. and see where this we are. had a pair air. because I've been to the Land of Oz. in I'm quite sure it's a fairy lunch-boxes and dinner- upon trees. like Kansas. that carried me through the of unbelief. you wouldn't be able to talk civ'lized country. them. where no in the fairies live at all. ly of Oz splendid. and I'd But everything tasted perfectrather have it than a church picnic. "Ah." asked "I Billina." resumed the 42 girl. that Land of Oz. "No. any being a hen.Ozma to be green. Billina. or such things as wouldn't be growing pails Billina. in a tone lost but "Anyhow." said the hen." "Havn't J you any idea what country J J inquired Billina. and then we'll I out and 'splore the country. get hungry again." remarked the yellow hen.

companied by the yellow hen. They were lina part way across the sands when Bil- suddenly cried. in a voice of terror: "What's that?" 43 .The Letters in so the this Sand must surely be shore near the Land of O/." J "While she was speaking she selected a bright and pretty dinner-pail that seemed to have a stout Then. she walked out of the shadow of the trees toward the sea-shore. achandle. and picked it from its branch. j some other fairy country.

she had an idea that the brilliantlyclothed personage was on roller-skates. there grew at the end of its arms and legs round wheels. strange race were of. that instead of hands and feet beings in this respect. which were attached to his hands as well as to his feet. and by means of these wheels it rolled very Afterward Dorothy over the level ground. little caught sight of the first individual of a race that was destined to cause her a lot of trouble. and its legs were the same length as its arms. It had the form of a man. upon all fours. Yet it was no beast that clothed Dorothy had discovered. found that these odd wheels were of the same hard substance that our finger-nails and toe-nails are swiftly composed this and she also learned that creatures ot born in this queer fashion. except that it walked. and wore a straw hat perched jauntily upon But it differed from human the side of its head. and saw coming out of a path that led from between the trees the most peculiar person her eyes had ever beheld.Ozma of Oz Dorothy turned quickly around. fluttering away "It's a Wheeler!' 44 . the yellow hen. or rather rolled. giving them the appearance of the four legs of a beast. But when our girl first "Run!" screamed in great fright. for the person was most gorgeously in embroidered garments of many colors.


"They're sure to catch us!" panted the girl. I tell you So Dorothy ran. "Climb up this hill. 46 . who was still carrying the heavy dinner-pail she had "I can't run much farther. be?" "Don't you remember the warning in the sand: 'Beware the Wheelers'? run!' Run. wild cry and came after her in full chase. the girl now saw a great procession of Wheelers emerging from dozens and dozens of them the forest all clad in splendid. but while the scrambled up the rocks the creature stopped short with howls of rage and disappointment. She was none too soon.Ozma "A Wheeler?" that of Oz "What can exclaimed Dorothy. for the foremost Wheeler reached the girl hill a moment after her." picked. and the Wheeler gave a sharp. half climbing and half tumbling up the rough and rugged steep. Billina. Looking over her shoulder as she ran. quick!" said the hen. The yellow hen was even now fluttering among the rocks. strange cries. and Dorothy found she was very near to the heap of loose and jagged rocks they had passed on their way to the forest. tight fitting garments and all rolling swiftly toward her and uttering their wild. and Dorothy followed as best she could.

your country. for she was all out ot breath." cried Billina. and therefore they were helpless to follow Dorothy and the hen to where they had taken refuge. we'll tear you "Why are you so cruel to me?" asked Dorothy.The Letters in the Sand in Dorothy now heard the yellow hen laughing. but it was evident that their wheels would not roll upon the rough and jagged rocks. and it seemed and Billina as well as to make their they were able to speak dreadful outcries. "Don't hurry. Then the creatures shook their front wheels at Dorothy in a threatening manner. and have done you cried one who seemed to be their "Did you not and pick our lunch-boxes 47 . my dear. But they circled all around the little hill." "No harm!" leader. her cackling. never fear! And when we do into little bits! get you. henny way. "They can't follow us among at these rocks." Dorothy stopped once and sat down upon a broad boulder. so the child were fast prisoners and could not come down without being captured. so we're sate enough now. in "I'm a stranger no harm. The rest of the Wheelers had now reached the foot of the hill. for several of them shouted: "We'll get you in time.

and it's my opinion they would try to kill us just the same if you hadn't picked a dinner-pail." . "It is the law here that whoever picks a dinner-pail without our permission must die immediately. was hungry. They are fit for any mischief." "That is no excuse. too. anyhow." retorted the leader. and before that time comes a good many things can happen." said Billina. and I didn't know the trees were yours." agreed Dorothv." she answered." advised the yellow "We from the Wheelers until we starve to death." "Don't you believe him.O dinner-pails? still m ' o f O in Have you not your hand ? a stolen dinner-pail "I "I only picked one of each. who was clothed in a most gorgeous suit. we do now?" "Stay where we are safe are. "I'm sure the trees do not belong to these awful creatures. shall "But what hen." "I think so.

fluttering over the mound. so among to their they remained in security the rocks and paid no attention cunning enemies. here's a path!" So Dorothy at once clambered to where Billina sat. leaving only three of their number to guard the hill. but neither Dorothy nor Billina were fooled by this trick. exclaimed: "Why. Finally the hen. sure enough.Tiktok the \ Man tier an hour or so most of the band of Wheelers rolled back into the forest. These curled themselves up like big dogs and pretended to go to sleep on the sands. and there. was a smooth path 49 .

suddenly remarked: "It looks something like a door. where a solitary round rock The bigger than any of the others surrounding it. Then Dorothy walked back up the path. path had been made been gravely following her perched upon a point of rock behind Dorothy. and followed it until she came to the very top of the stood that was hill. path came to an end just beside this great rock. the It of seemed to Oz wind around top to bottom. know why the But the hen. replied that crack in the rock. twisting here and there between the rough boulders but always remaining level and easy to walk upon. Dorothy wondered at first why the Wheelers did not roll up this path." whose little round eyes were very "It runs up sharp and seemed to see everything. just facing you. like a cork-screw. who had around and was now girl to "Why. mound from Indeed. and for a moment it puzzled the at all.Ozma cut between the rocks. 50 . but when she followed it to the foot of the mound she found that several big pieces of rock had been placed directly across the end of the way. Billina. thus preventing any one outside from seeing it and also preventing the Wheelers from using it to climb up the mound. doesn't it?' "What looks like a door?" enquired the child.

" Oh. now. although So I think it must be a door do not see any hinges. "Of course. If we only had / the kev. now observing for the time the crack in the rock. " first the crack." "What does?" across the top "Why. The Machine Man one side and down the other." said " Dorothy. deep hole at one side of the door. "And isn't this a kev-hole.Tiktok. yes. Billina ? pointing to a round. / ' ' we 51 . and and the bottom. I of rock.

was the form of a man or." said Dorothy. then. For. or heaps of shining gold. Also his head and limbs were copper.Ozma could unlock yellow hen. it would fit this key-hole. of > of what it's is Oz it and see "May be there. it seemed like a as man." replied the a treasure chamber full diamonds and rubies." suggested the hen. like a door on hinges. and where days of old. see. searched in the pocket of her dress "Good as far as gracious!" cried Dorothy. and these werejointed or hinged to his body in a peculiar way. He Dorothy herself. shrinking back the narrow path would let her. Billina?' "Try it and So Dorothy and found the golden key. and his ball and made out of burnished copper. at least. the face of thf /ock fell outward. 52 was only about as tall body was round as a . "of the golden Do you think that key I picked up on the shore. or "That reminds me. and revealed a small dark chamber just inside. and turned it. with a solemn creak that made the shivers run down the child's back. standing within the narrow chamber of rock. like the armor worn by knights in He stood perfectly still. with metal caps over the joints. a sudden sharp snap was heard. And when she had put it into the hole of the rock. in the dim light.


from her "It isn't alive." perch. "Don't be frightened. object. so that both her little round eyes could "It is examine the "Once. continued Dorothy. "I see breath." called Billina. drawing long only made out of copper." "Oh." of tin. and got his tin body a little at a time first for the a leg and then a finger and then an ear reason that he had so many accidents with his axe. as if she did not believe the story. "I knew a a man made out woodman named Nick Chopper. like the old kettle in the barn -yard at home." remarked the hen." replied the girl." continued the hen. I wonder what it was made for. and why it was "But this copper man. twisting bill. and looking at it with big eyes." "That is a mystery. "is not alive at all." said the hen. 'cause he was born a real who was man." locked up in this queer place. her head to arrange her wing-feathers with her 54 . with a sniff. it isn't. said Dorothy. and cut himself up in a very careless manner. and then to the turning her head first to one side other. But he was as alive as we are.Ozma the light struck of his Oz made a upon form it glittered as if of pure gold.

spelling out the big words with some difficulty. and this is what she read: does it "What SMITH C& TINKER'S Patent Double-Action. "How think that queer!" is said the all true. dear?" "Do you 55 . Speaks. Perfect -Talking cTWECHANICAL cTWAN Fitted with our Special Clock. Manufactured only All infringements will be Works at Evna. Land of Ev. Dorothy read the card aloud. curiously. say?" asked the hen. promptly Prosecuted according to Law. it being suspended from a small copper peg at the back of his neck. Extra-Responsive.Tiktok. Thought-Creating. where the light was better. and sat herself down upon a slab of rock to read the printing.Work Attachment. The Machine Man inside the little Dorothy stepped room to get a back view of the copper man. She unfastened this card and returned to the path. and in this way discovered a printed card that hung between his shoulders. Thinks. and at our Does Everything but Live. my yellow hen. Acts.

2. 3. "let us try him. 1. marked No." "We "Where Billina. This Mechanism is guaranteed to work perfectly for a thousand years." said the hen." Dorothy had already taken the clock key from the peg. the Clock-work right arm." might wind him up. Billina:" For For DIRECTIONS FOR USING: THINKING Wind the Clock-work Man : left arm.Ozma " I of Oz who had under his more don't know.) For WALKING and ACTION Wind Clock-work in the middle of his back.) Man under his (marked No." answered Dorothy. in amazement. B. : SPEAKING: Wind ( ) N." out if the peg where I found the card. it seems. I declare!' it is all humbug. "it the copper man can do half of these things he is a very wonderful machine. but we do not know how long he has been standing inside this rock. But I suppose "Well. is the key to the clock-work?" asked "Hanging on "Then. to read. 56 . gasped the yellow hen. "Listen to this. (marked No. He is warranted for a thousand years. like so many other patented articles." suggested Dorothy. and find he will go. "and see what he'll do.


" talk. in the same monotonous 58 which . wound up Number "He doesn't seem any different." they answered." returned think. he said only thinking. and they were uttered all in the same tone." said girl. voice. doesn't it?' "Yes. the res-cu-ing me. now. looking the directions on the card. and then perhaps he can is tell us. lit-tle girl. I "Number One. and One. othy and Billina understood his "Good morning." Dorothy. and immediately the clock-work man said. "That makes him should think. "Why." remarked the is hen." continued machine. "Thank you for sir. Mrs. wind up first?" she asked. politely. of course not. Hen. So she wound up Number Two. without moving any part of body except his lips: "Good morn-ing. under the left arm. them perfectly. critically." The words sounded a little hoarse and creakey. Good morn-ing." said Dorothy. without but both Dorany change of expression whatever.Ozma "Which again at shall I of Oz Billina. "I wonder what he "I'll wind up the his thinking about.

"but I will tell it to you briei-ly. cats the children squeeze so that they will make a noise. named Ev-ol-do. my man-u-fac-tur-ers. she asked: "How did you come "It to be locked is up in this place?' long sto-ry. by a cru-el King of Ev. The Machine Man seemed to be like the little worked by toy lambs and a bellows inside of him." answered Dorothy.Tiktok. who used to a 59 . I was pur-chased from Smith & Tin-ker. " Don't mention it. being very curious. And then." replied the copper man.

Ozma beat all his of Oz How-ev-er. in de-spair. "and . he was not a-ble to kill me. Af-ter that I re-mem-ber noth-ing until you wound "It's a me up a-gain." 60 Dorothy. and mere-ly well pol-ished. and one must first live in or-der to die. "When in-deed. So. very dreadful!" exclaimed Dorothy. threw the key in-to the o-cean. " Af-ter-ward the King of Ev re-gret-ted his wicked ac-tion. mag-ic arts changed them all in-to oth-er forms and put them in his un-der-ground pal-ace to or-na-ment the rooms. kept my cop-per bod-y "This cru-el king had a love-ly wife and ten beau-ti-ful chil-dren five boys and five but girls in a fit of an-ger he sold them all to the Nome King." "How "It is. I found my-self im-pris-oned I shout-ed for help until my voice ran down and then I walked back and . be-cause I was not aSo live. forth in this lit-tle room un-til my J ac-tion ran down. and tried to get his wife and chil-dren his serv-ants un-til they died. it and then jumped in af-ter and was drowned. that all his beat-ing did me no harm. J who by means of a-way from the Nome King. but with-out a-vail. he locked me up in this rock." said the machine. and then I stood still and thought un-til my thoughts ran down." said very wonderful story.


" he replied. "said the machine.Ozma proves that the Land of Ev I thought it was. time forth I am your o-be-di-ent serWhat-ev-er you com-mand. that I will do if you keep me wound up. "I do not sup-pose such a per-fect ma-chine as I am could be made in an-y place but a fair-y land. and at once course it is. ." "So can I. took off his copper hat and bowed politely. and then kneeled before in a the copper man somewhat Dorothy." said the "I can hear now." she answered." "What is your name?" she asked. "And now." of is Oz really a fairy land. where it was prob'ly washed up by the waves. 62 yellow hen. sir. "My for-mer mas-ter gave me that name be-cause my clock-work al-ways will-ing-ly ticks when it is wound it up. Said he: this "From vant. And then she added. "But where did you get the key to un-lock this door?" asked the clock-work voice. " 1 found it on the shore." " That will please me ve-ry much. as answered the copper man." said Dorothy." said Dorothy. I'll wind up your action. So she wound up Number Three." "I've never seen one in Kansas. if you don't mind." "Of stiffand jerky fashion walked out of the rocky cavern. "Tik-tok.

Tiktok. eight o'clock." e gg>" said the X el cackle. Tiktok will know 7 m7 Do you lay "About body ought asked Dorothy. it is sleep until I Ia "Then." sure -" nat time t to be " up by > Fm . The Machine Man "You don ^ ' do 7 OU ? with some anxiety: " and there is no a-larm "No.chin er -yand as l nev ' er slee P ] time." said the little" g irl wish to get up in the moi~ nm g' i " onl 7 l never "You can low hen. though. r earl X ? your egg ve 7 "And everysaid Billina. when I time to waken you. by speak-ing can wak-en you at an-y h our 7 OU wish to g et U P in strike > the morn-ing." answered Tiktol^ l can tel1 the con-nec-ted with my ma." "That's nice.

the words coming more slowly than before." said Tiktok. The Wheelers are down below. with one arm in the air and the other held stiffly before him with all the copper fingers of the hand spread out like a fan. you know. "the first thing to be done is to find a way for us to escape from these rocks. " Be-cause they are ag-g-g~gr-gr-r-r-' He gave a sort of gurgle and stopped short. 64 . waving his hands frantically until suddenly he became motionless.Oorotliu Opens the Dinner Pail Tiktok." said Dorothy. "Why not?" she asked. and threaten to kill us." " There is no rea-son to be a-f raid of the Wheel-ers.

in dismay." "I didn't know how much to wind him. "but I'll try to do better next time." "It probably fell off when he made that low bow " Look to you. it taking many turns as around. "What can the matter be?' "He's run down." said the hen. in a frightened tone. "What's gone?" asked Billina. and see if you cannot find it again. "You couldn't have wound him up very tight. which had fallen into a crack of the rock." said "Dear me!" She ran around the copper man to take the key from the peg at the back of his neck. but the machine man's first words were to assure Dorothy that he would now run for at least twenty-four hours. "You did not wind me much. "and I told you that long sto-ry a-bout King 65 would go you may .Dorothy Opens the Dinner Pail Dorothy." Dorothy looked. and by and by the girl discovered the clock-key." he calmly said. at first. calmly. She found this quite a task. and the hen helped her. around." returned the hen. "It's " The key. as imagine if you have ever tried to wind a clock. I suppose. At once she wound up Tiktok's care to give the key as voice. gone!" cried Dorothy." replied the girl. but it was not there.

"They try to make folks be-lieve that they are ver-y ter-ri-ble. "And now. and then Billina advised her to carry the key to Tiktok in her pocket." said Dorothy. they are noth-ing to be fright-en'd at. so it would not get lost again. but as a mat-ter of 66 . "tell me about the Wheelers.O z m a of O Ev-ol-do." She next rewound the action clock-work. when all this was acwhat you were going to say complished. so it is no won-der that I ran down." said the machine." "Why.

"No." "Haven't you a club?" asked Dorothy. They might try to hurt a lit-tle girl like you. Within the pail were three slices of turkey. So Dorothy rewound his thought machinery. "And you won't find such a thing among these fact the rocks. when removed. was covered by a cup. so that 67 . two slices of cold tongue. so Dorothy sat down and opened her tin dinner-pail. some lobster salad. and try to think I will of some oth-er plan." said Tiktok. either. the nuts in this dinner-pail grew already cracked. Singularly enough. to find something to eat. Billina was already pecking away at the cracks in the rocks. a small custard pie. In the cover she found a small tank that was It full of very nice lemonade. be-cause they are ver-y But if I had a club they would run mis-chiev-ous." declared the yellow hen. and while he was thinking she decided to eat her dinner. which might also. "Wind up my think-works tight-ly. and some nuts and raisins. per-haps. be used to drink the lemonade from. a-way as soon as they saw me.Dorothy Opens the Dinner Pail Wheel-ers are harm-less e-nough to an-y one that dares to fight them. "Then what shall we do?" asked the girl." said Tiktok. four slices of bread and butter. an orange and nine large strawberries.

in of Oz picking out their meats She spread the began her dinner. "Do the lunch-box trees and the dinner-pail trees belong to the Wheelers?" the child asked Tiktok. and at once discovered the royal mark upon it. but the hen murmured something about "dead things" and said she preferred her bugs and ants. that I can think of. as Tiktok had said. who declined because. So there is no one to rule the Land of Ev. feast first upon the rock beside her and offering some of it to Tiktok. Per-haps it is for this rea-son that the Wheel-ers claim the trees for their own. But they be- long to the King. on-ly of course there is no roy-al fam-il-y just now be-cause King Ev-ol-do jumped in-to the sea and his wife and ten chil-dren have been trans-formed by the Nome King. and you will find the roy-al "E" stamped up-on the bot-tom of ev-er-y din-ner pail. and pick the luncheons and din-ners to eat them-selves. . as he said.Ozma Dorothy had no trouble to eat. They be-long to the roy-al fam-il-y of Ev. while engaged in eating her meal." Dorothy turned the pail over." he answered. he was merely a machine. "Are the Wheelers the only folks living in the Land of Ev?" enquired the 68 girl. " " Of course not. Afterward she offered to share with Bil- lina.


am sure of that. Smith was an art-ist. where the roy-al pal-ace stands. but they soon found I was built of too sol-id a ma-ter-i-al for them to in-jure. ti-nent." "Did they make many of you answered Tiktok. "Do they live in the town of Evna now?" both gone." he replied. and buttme with their heads. in the " ? town ofEv- na.Ozma "No." flow-ers 70 fell in-to . made you "The firm of Smith & ? ' Tin-ker.They were ver-y won-der-ful in-ven-tors. asked the child." replied the machine. and he paint-ed a pic-ture of a riv-er which was so nat-ur-al that. were and quite ar-tis-tic in all they did. "No. used whip with him." "You seem very durable. when he walked out. he the wa-ter and was drowned. ". of Oz they on-ly in-hab-it a small por-tion of it just back of the woods. "Mr. to When I was first keep the crea-tures in or-der." said are Dorothy. as he was reach-ing a-cross it to paint "They some on the op-po-site bank." "I my mak-ers." said "Who to car-ry a Dorothy. I am the on-ly au-to-mat-ic me-chan-i-cal man they ev-er com-plet-ed. as well as an in-vent-or. "But they have al-ways been mis-chiev-ous and im-per- and my old mas-ter." replied the machine. King Ev-ol-do. made the Wheel-ers tried to run o-ver me.

"He must acknowledged Tiktok." "Oh. readily." Billina.Dorothy Opens the Dinner Pail exclaimed the little girl. "Nonsense!" snapped "It is true. and picked the lit-tle stars to set in the points of But when he got to the moon the king's crown." was." So he turned halfway around." declared Dorothy. how full of ma-chin-er-y I am. "I must stop talk-ing and be-gin think-ing a-gain of a way to escape from this rock. beYou have no i-de-a cause I am so com-pli-cat-ed.' "He Dorothy. best thinker I ever knew. I do not know of an-y one a-ble to re-pair me. "Also he is a For it I should get out of or-der great loss to me. in order to think "I can imagine it." said "The without being disturbed. "made a lad-der so tall that he could rest the end of it awhile he stood on the high-est rung gainst the moon. 71 "I met him in . so he pulled up the lad-der af-ter him and we have nev-er seen him since. Mis-ter Tm-ker found it such a love-ly place that he de-cid-ed to live there. I'm sorry for that! " have been a great loss to this country. "was a scarecrow. " Mis-ter Tin-ker." said Dorothy to the yellow hen." continued the machine." continued Tiktok. who was bv this time eating her custard pie. "And now." said Dorothy.

" all "They there. your impossible stories about animals that can talk." "I don't believe it!" cried the hen. "for I have seen them. for "Do you expect me to believe all that rubbis. about the Landof Oz? "enquired Billina." said Dorothy. turning For it is a toward them. "What rubbish?" asked the child. But it seemed to me that he thought just as webefore he got his brains as he did afterward. and he travelled with me to the of the great Wizard of Oz. "There." remarked Tiktok. and a scarecrow who are can think. who was now finishing her nuts and raisins. "That's 'cause you're so ign'rant. won-der-ful fair-y say?" cried Dorothy. "Why. so as to get some his head was only stuffed with straw. who was a little offended at her friend Billina's speech. who seemed a little cross perhaps because bugs were scarce. "an-y-thing is pos-si-ble. with a toss of her head. "In the Land of Oz." what did I Tiktok?" 7? ." replid the girl.Ozma the city of Oz Land of Oz. and a tin woodman who is alive. Billina! coun-try. And then she turned to the machine and asked in an eager tone: "Do you know the Land of Oz." brains.


said Tiktok. for I never heard of her before. is The scarecrow told you of. And then Jin-jur named Oz-ma." "That is news "But left I to rne. He had turned around again to resume his thinking.Ozma me happy I of Oz "No. the King of the Land of Oz." But Tiktok did not reply to this." lu-tion in the there. but I have heard a-bout it. who was the right-ful heir to the girl throne and now rules the land un-der the ti-tle of Oz-ma of Oz. Tiktok." Dorothy clapped her hands together delightedly." said "He was when "I know." said the cop"For it is on-ly sep-a-ra-ted from this per man. wonder what become of the Scarecrow." said s'pose lots of things I Dorothy. thoughtfully. He I is not the king now. And I wonder who this girl Ozma is. "I'm glad of that!" she exclaimed. Land ol Ev by a broad des-ert. Billina." "Par-don me. and the Cowardly Lion." declared Dorothy. "but there was a rev-oleft Land of Oz. "It makes quite to be so near my old friends. have happened since I has the Land of Oz. and of the Tin Woodman. 74 . and the Scare-crow was de-posed by a sol-dier wo-man named Gen-er-al was de-posed by a lit-tle }in-jur.

and also I will pro-tect you from the Wheel-ers." he said." answered Dorothy. where you will be more com-for-ta-ble.Dorothy Opens the Dinner Pail Dorothy packed the of the food back into not to be wasteful of good things. which she ate rather greedily. By this time Tiktok approached them with his stiff bow. although she had so lately pretended to despise the things that Dorothy preferred as food. promptly. so as the yellow hen forgot her dignity far enough to pick up all of the scattered crumbs. and rest the pail." "All right. "and I will lead you a-way from here to the town of Evna. "Be kind e-nough to fol-low me. "I'm ' ready! .

and the copper fingers closed firmly over the stout handle. and the yellow hen trotting along last of all. Then he turned to Dorothy and said: J "Let me car-ry your din-ner-pail. 76 . Dorothy following him. Tiktok going first.Tire Heads Q/Jangwidere walked slowly down the path between the rocks." She placed it in his right hand at once. At the foot of the path the copper man leaned down and tossed aside with ease the rocks that cumbered the way. Then the little procession marched out upon the level sands.

The yellow hen gave a cackle of delight. she said: "Bravely done. knocking its straw hat a dozen feet away." But just then a large band of Wheelers rolled 77 . but it made a and the Wheeler uttered a howl and great noise.The Heads As soon as of Langwidere who were guardto shout their the three Wheelers saw them. too. also. ing to a perch upon Tiktok's shoulder. Perhaps it did not hurt very much. they began ing the mound wild cries and rolled swiftly toward the little group. It and that was enough for this Wheeler. my copper friend! and wisely thought of. but before he could say more another Wheeler was Crack! went the dinner-pail against its head. But when as if to capture them or bar their way. the foremost had approached near enough. and fly- upon them. Now we are free from those ugly creatures. " 1 told you they were harm-less. and the third did not wait to be pounded with the pail. screeching with fear at the same time. tumbled over upon its side. rolled away after the first one. Tiktok swung the tin dinner-pail and struck the Wheeler a sharp blow over its head with the queer weapon. but joined its fellows as quickly as its wheels would whirl." began Tiktok. The next minute it scrambled to its wheels and rolled away as fast as it could go.

"you shall come with us and tell me what I want to know. that is. little of Oz and relying upon their numbers to conquer. All. This Wheeler went the dinner-pail in made so much clatter bump- had stumbled against another and fallen flat upon his back. leader of the Wheelers hesitated to give this order. and before he could get his wheels under him to rise again." 78 . so Tiktok shook him as a terrier dog does a rat. bang! bang! every direction. his left with Rattlety. and the machine embraced the form of the girl Then arm. the better to protect her. pane. the Wheelers were upon them." commanded the machine. Dorothy grabbed Billina in her arms and held her tight. Tiktok had fastened his copper fingers into the neck of the gorgeous jacket of his foe and held him fast. " Now. which they immediately did. they advanced fiercely upon Tiktok. until the Wheeler's teeth rattled together with a noise like as The hailstones on a window its soon as the creature could get Then. "Tell your peo-ple to go a-way. breath. except their leader.Ozma from the forest. and it ing against the heads of the Wheelers that they were much more frightened than hurt and fled in a great panic. it shouted to the others to roll away." said Tiktok.

" I'm a terribly fierce person. no mat-ter what hap-pens." self ter-ri-ble or fierce. wheels make you help-less to in-jure an-y one. "Why Your For you have no fists and can not scratch or c-ven pull 79 . and can-not feel sor-row or joy." whined the Wheeler.The Heads of Langwidere "You'll be sorry for treating me in this way." so?" asked the Wheeler. " Bc-cause no one else thinks as you do. But you are wrong to think your- "As for that. "I am only a ma-chine." answered Tiktok.

our only hope is to make people afraid of us. to Dor- othy's great surprise. but since you have discovered our weakness our in the sand enemies will fall upon us and make us very miserable and unhappy. you know. and 80 . " I if I they come near " ! to you. no. I "Now and my and writing warnings to Beware the Wheelers. starting to walk toward the path through the forest. who was sorry to Wheeler "Tiktok will keep your secret." won't promised the Wheeler." and shout. "I'm not really bad." said Tiktok. ceasing to cry and becoming more cheerful. Only. of Oz All Nor have you an-y is feet to kick with. "for you have discovered our secret. but we have to won't indeed others pretend to be terrible in order to prevent from attacking us. so will Billina try to frighten children any more. people are ruined forever!' he sobbed." "That is not cx-act-ly true. you must promise not to see this beautifully dressed so miserable. and and I. Until now we have frightened everyone. by pretending we are very fierce and terrible.Ozma hair. Being so helpless." exclaimed Dorothy." "Oh. you can do an-y one to yell at all. and that does not hurt The Wheeler burst into a flood of tears.


I can on-ly do what I am wound up to do. lives in a palace and takes as much money approach to a ruler we have at present. not be kind an-y more than I can be sor-ry or glad. Mr. you will try to cure those faults I will not tell any-one how help-less you are. because she doesn't rule. does she look like?' 82 "What . you see." was the answer. who is a niece of our late part of the royal out of the royal treasury as she can spend." But "Are you wound up the Wheeler. "You and your of mis-chief. The Princess Langwidere is not exactly a ruler. anxiously. for your kindness. And you too. but she is the nearest King Evoldo." said Tiktok." "I do not re-mem-ber her. who rules the Land of Ev now?" asked the machine. "because "Yes." of course. eagerly. to keep my secret?" asked But tell me: you be-have your-self. the Nome King. "I'll try. and like to both-er those who fear you." said Tiktok. "There is no ruler.Ozma still of who Oz rolled slowly peo-ple are full holding fast to his prisoner." replied the Wheeler. along beside him. are of-ten if im-pu-dent and dis-a-gree-a-ble. "And thank you. Tiktok." "I can "I am on-ly a ma-chine. if every member of the royal family is imprisoned by But the Princess Langwidere.

and the only way her subjects can recognize her at all is by means of a beautiful ruby key which she always wears on a chain attached to her left see the key holding the Princess. For the Prin- When we is we know we are be- strange." replied the Wheeler. smooth roads that led in every direction. many I Wheeler." in a she can one answered out of the just passed fixed in No this speech. so that admire herself whichever way she looks.The Heads "That I of Langwidere though I cess Langwidere is a different person every time I see her. and lives mostly less." exclaimed the girl. but one princess. nevertheShe is a very vain creature." answered the Wheeler. 83 which were many . with pretty farm-houses scattered here and there and broad. "There exactly. " But there is some mystery connected with her. which are all more or less beautiful. "alhave seen her twenty times. cannot say. in astonishment." wrist. of course. " do not think so. but she appears to us in forms." "She must be a witch." declared the room surrounded by mirrors. "Do you mean to say that so many different princesses are one and the same person?" "That "Not is." said Dorothy. because they had forest and their attention was upon the scene before fruit them trees a beautiful vale and green fields.

about a mile our friends were standing. "you Wing. unable to notice or admire until they had advanced along the road to a position quite near to the palace." . Several tinkling fountains could be seen. of course. against their * Dorothy was. and there were pleasant walks bordered by rows of white marble statuary. was surrounded by charming grounds. rose the tall the royal palace. full of flowers and shrubbery. she was still disappointment they found the door tightly A sign was tacked to the panel which read closed.O from where spires m a of this o f O In the center of lovely vale. and All these details looking at the pretty sights when her little party entered the grounds and approached the To big front door of the king's own apartments. 1 ' "Now. in Please Knock at the Third Door the Left Wing. their as follows: OWNER ^ABSENT. must show said Tiktok us the way to the captive to the Left 84 Wheeler. which glittered brightly The palace background of blue sky.


O "Very z m a of wing be feared at the O is z around well. immediately rolled away at a great pace and was soon lost to sight. grant you an audience. "No. after which the machine man. miss. who bowed respectfully and asked: "What do you wish. from annoying her. 86 . Tiktok now counted the doors in the wing and He knocked loudly upon the third one. so the one on the right is the only It is a trick of the Princess Langwidere one left." please. who the Wheeler was tooling them. please?' tell her you are here. miss." "How can the left right?" de- manded Dorothy. It was opened by a little maid in a cap trimmed with gay ribbons. and ask her to said the maid. "May "I will see the Princess. "Because there used to be three wings. having no further use for the Wheeler. "Step in." agreed the prisoner." and take a seat in the drawing-room. I I am her servant. permitted him to depart and rejoin to prevent visitors his fellows. good people?' "Are you the Princess Langwidere?" asked Dorothy. "it here at the right." Then the captive led them around to the wing. and two were torn down." replied the maid.

you any better manners than that?' in ly surprised. drawing back "Shoo. yourself! anger and ruffling up her feathers. "Can't you hear me?" snapped 87 Billina. " retorted the hen. "Drop . do you talk?" enquired the maid. the little maid cried "Shoo!" and flapped her apron in Billina's face. "Haven't evident- "Oh.The Heads of Langwidere So Dorothy walked in. followed closely by the machine. But as the yellow hen tried to enter after them.

with dignity. give the Princess? ' "Remain "What names shall I "I am Dorothy Gale. obstinate hen. "Very well. friend Billina. don't blame It isn't safe to annoy the Princess Lang- widere." Without more words the maid led them to a richly furnished drawing-room. of of the Oz so that I and get out doorway." tating." she said. of Kansas." sighed this the maid. and fluttering her wings with a loud noise she flew straight at the maid's face. and the hen reached Dorothy's side in safety." Dorothy "Billina is my friend. going 88 . The little serit "I don't care whether she likes vant at once ducked her head. is "and this gentleman and the yellow hen is a machine named Tiktok. may enter with my friends!' "The Princess won't like it." my The little servant bowed and withdrew." replied Billina. lighted with subdued rain- bow glass tints that came in through beautiful stained- windows. and requested. said the maid. we must go wherever 1 go." replied the child. here. hesi- or not. "if you are all ruined because of me for it. if you please." " Tell her are waiting.Ozma that apron.


Ozma of Oz through several passages and mounting two marble stairways before she came to the apartments occupied by her mistress. Princess Langwidere's sitting-room was panelled with great mirrors. although it may not be the best in walls and ceiling of my collection." answered the maid. ." "You have company.Tiktok and Billina. also the ceiling was composed of mirrors. as the maid entered she was saying to herself: "This head with the auburn hair and hazel eyes is quite attractive. Your the maid. and the floor was of polished silver that reflected So when Langwidere sat in every object upon it. her easy chair and played soft melodies upon her mandolin. and floor. and whichever way the lady turned her head she could see and admire This she loved to do. her form was mirrored hundreds of times. is it?" asked Langwidere. beginning to be a little Is are they like? Dorothy Gale of Kansas pretty? 90 murmured the "What interested. I must wear it more often than I have done of late. Highness. and just her own features. "Dorothy Gale of Kansas. Mr." announced bowing low. "Who "What a queer lot of names!" Princess. yawning. which reached from the ceiling to the floor.

The Heads
"She might be called "And is Mr. Tiktok



so," the




continued the

cannot say, Your Highness. But he seems see them?' very bright. Will YourGracious Highness "Oh, I may as well, Nanda. But I am tired ad-





beauty I me. So I will go to my cabinet and change to No. Don't 17, which I think is my best appearance.

head, and if my visitor has any claim to must take care that she does not surpass




exceedingly beautiful," answered Nanda, with another bow.

"Your No.



Again the Princess yawned.


she said:

Help me to rise." So the maid assisted her

Langwidere was

to gain her feet, although the stronger ot the two; and then

the Princess slowly walk'ed across the silver floor to

her cabinet, leaning heavily Nanda's arm.




must explain to you that the Princess as many as there are Langwidere had thirty heads But ot course she could only days in the month. wear one of them at a time, because she had but one neck. These heads were kept in what she called her "cabinet," which was a beautiful dressing-room



a separate



that lay just between Langwidere's sleeping-chamber Each head was in and the mirrored sitting-room.

The cupcupboard lined with velvet. boards ran all around the sides of the dressing-room, and had elaborately carved doors with gold numbers on the outside and jewelled-framed mirrors on the
inside of them.

the Princess got out of her crystal bed in the morning she went to her cabinet, opened one of the velvet-lined cupboards, and took the head it


Then, by the aid of the mirror inside the open door, she put on the head as neat and straight as could be and afterward called her maids to robe her for the day. She always wore a simple white costume, that suited all the heads. For, being able to change her face whenever she liked, the Princess had no interest in

contained from



wearing a variety of gowns, as have other ladies who are compelled to wear the same face constantly. Of course the thirty heads were in great variety, no two formed alike but all being of exceeding There were heads with golden hair, loveliness. brown hair, rich auburn hair and black hair; but The heads had eyes of blue, none with gray hair. of gray, of hazel, of brown and of black; but there were no red eyes among them, and all were bright




the heads smiled.

and handsome. The noses were Grecian, Roman, retrousse and Oriental, representing all types of beauty; and the mouths were of assorted sizes and
they appeared in cheeks and chins, wherever they might be most charming, and one or two heads had freckles upon the faces to contrast
the better with the brilliancy of their complexions. One key unlocked all the velvet cupboards containing these treasures
a single blood-red

shapes, displaying pearly teeth As for dimples,


a curious

and this strong but slender chain which the Princess wore around her left wrist. When Nanda had supported Langwidere to a position in front of cupboard No. 17, the Princess unlocked the door with her ruby key and after handing head No. 9, which she had been wearing, to the maid, she took No. 1 7 from its shelf and fitted it to her neck. It had black hair and dark eyes and a lovely pearl-and-white complexion, and when Langwidere wore it she knew she was remarkruby
ably beautiful in appearance.

key carved from was fastened to a

There was only one trouble with No. 17; the temper that went with it (and which was hidden somewhere under the glossy black hair) was fiery, harsh and haughty in the extreme, and it often led

The Heads



the Princess to do unpleasant things which she reher other heads. gretted when she came to wear

today, and went to meet her guests in the drawing-room with a feelthem with ing of certainty that she would surprise

But she did not remember


her beauty.

However, she was greatly disappointed to find that her visitors were merely a small girl in a gingham dress, a copper man that would only go when wound up, and a yellow hen that was sitting contentedly in Langwidere's best work-basket, where there was a china egg used for darning stockings.*



of No. 17. had called."

Langwidere, slightly lifting the nose "I thought some one of importance
right," declared

"Then you were



good deal of 'portance myself, and when Billina cackle you ever lays an egg she has the proudest " heard. As for Tiktok, he's the

commanded the Princess, with an Stop! "How dare you angry flash of her splendid eyes. annoy me with your senseless chatter?"
as darn surprise you to learn that a princess ever does such a common thing But, if you will stop to think, you will realize that a princess is sure to wear holes in her stockings, the same as other people; only it isn't considered quite polite to mention the matter.






without her face with careful attention. ma'am. "You a foolish child." said Dorothy. scornfully. said Dorothy. presently." she resumed.Ozma " of " ! Oz who was closely." continued the b'lieve 96 . came from Kansas. but vou * * " have a certain style of prettiness that is different So I believe from that of any of my thirty heads. you little goose. I'll take your head and give you No. 26 tor I it. more gently: "Come nearer to me." cannot allow you to annoy away." said the lady. You are rather attractive. horrid thing not accustomed to being treated so rudely. you understand. Why. "Not at all beautiful." a thought of fear. her chair. stopped her by saying." "I are "Huh!" me. and stood before the Princess while Langwidere examined Dorothy obeyed." "Well. do you no good to refuse. one cried the Princess. and bother some I and Dorothy was so indignant that tor a moment she But she rose from could tind no words to reply. you The Princess looked at her more "Tell me. Run else. and was about to leave the room when the Princess. "are you of royal blood?" "Better than that. "It will you won't!" exclaimed Dorothy. who had been scanning the girl's face.




will find

Princess; "for I need your head for my collection, and in the Land of Ev my will is law. I never have



No. 26, and you


it is

very little worn. Besides, it will do you just as well as the one you're wearing, for all practical purposes." "I don't know anything about your No. 26, and

don't want to," said Dorothy, firmly. "I'm not used to taking cast-off things, so I'll just keep my

own head." "You refuse?" cried the Princess, "Of course I do," was the reply.

with a frown.

Langwidere, "I shall lock you up in a tower until Nanda," you decide to obey me. to her maid, "call turning my army." Nanda rang a silver bell, and at once a big fat colonel in a bright red uniform entered the room, followed by ten lean soldiers, who all looked sad

and discouraged and saluted the princess in a very melancholy fashion. J "Carry that girl to the North Tower and lock
her up!" cried the Princess, pointing to Dorothy. " To hear is to obey," answered the big red colonel,

But at that moand caught the child by her arm. ment Tiktok raised his dinner-pail and pounded it
forcibly against the colonel's head that the big officer sat down upon the floor with a sudden bump,

The Heads



looking both dazed and very much astonished. "Help!' he shouted, and the ten lean soldiers
sprang to
assist their leader.

There was great excitement for the next few moments, and Tiktok had knocked down seven of the army, who were sprawling in every direction "upon the carpet, when suddenly the machine paused, with the dinner-pail raised tor another blow, and remained perfectlv motionless. "My ac-tion has run down," he called to Doro<l


Wind me

up, quick."

She tried to obev, but the big colonel had by this time managed to get upon his feet again, so he grabbed fast hold of the girl and she was helpless
to escape.

too bad," said the machine. to have run six hours lon-ger, at least, but


"I ought


long walk and

made me run down

fight tast-er than us-u-al."


with the

sup-pose Wheel-ers

can't be helped," said Dorothy, with a sigh.

"Will you exchange heads with
the Princess.

me?" demanded

"No, indeed! cried Dorothy. "Then lock her up," said Langwidere



and they led Dorothy to a high tower at the north of the palace and locked her securely within.

they found


Tiktok, but

soldiers afterward tried to

the machine so solid and

heavy that

So they left him standing they could not stir it. in the center of the drawing-room. "People will think I have a new statue," said
Langwidere, "so it won't matter in the least, and Nanda can keep him well polished." "What shall we do with the hen?' asked the colonel, who had just discovered Billina in the work-basket. "Put her in the chicken-house," answered the Princess. " Someday I'll have her fried for breakfast."

"She looks rather tough, Your Highness," Nanda, doubtfully.


a base slander!" cried Billina, struggling "But the breed frantically in the colonel's arms. of chickens I come from is said to be poison to all



"Then," remarked Langwidere, "I will not fry the hen, but keep her to lay eggs; and if she doesn't doherduty I'll haveher drowned in the horse trough."


brought Dorothy b and water for her su and she slept upon aUnard stone couch with a single pillow and a silken coverlet.


morning she leaned

out of the
in the

window of her


tower to see

there was any


to escape.

very high up,

The room was not so when compared with our

buildings, but it was far enough above the trees and farm houses to give her a good view of the surrounding country.


the east she saw the forest, with the sands There beyond it and the ocean beyond that.


was even a dark speck upon the shore that she

at the further end.


which she had

thought might be the chicken-coop
arrived at this singular country. Then she looked to the north,

and saw a deep but narrow valley lying between two rocky mountains, and a third mountain that shut off the valley

Westward the
a little


Land of Ev suddenly ended

way from

miles and

the palace, and the girl could see miles of sandy desert that stretched fur-

ther than her eyes could reach. It was this desert, she thought, with much interest, that alone separated

her from the wonderful

Oz, and she remembered sorrowfully that she had been told no one had ever been able to cross this dangerous waste


but herself.



cyclone had carried her across

and a magical pair of silver shoes had carried her back again. But now she had neither a cyclone nor silver shoes to assist her, and her condition was sad For she had become the prisoner of a disindeed. agreeable princess who insisted that she must exchange her head for another one that she was not used to, and which might not ht her at all. Really, there seemed no hope of help for her from her old friends in the Land of Oz. Thoughtfully she gazed from her narrow window. On all the desert not a living thing was stirring.

Ozma Wait. she wondered? Then. but in a brief space ot time nevertheless. What could it be. while advancing across the carpet was a wonderful procession that made the eyes in girl open her amazement as she gazed. as shoulder to shoulder and trotted along as gracefully thoroughbred horses. like a spot of silver. though! to the Rescue Something surely was stirring on the desert something her eyes had not observed at Now it seemed like a cloud. the vision drew near enough to. She held in one hand the satin ribbons that guided her astonishing team. gradually. made ot diamonds set closely together. First came a magnificent golden chariot. now it seemed to be a mass ot rainbow colors that moved swiftly toward her. And standing upright within the chariot was a beauclothed in flowing robes of silver gauze and tiful girl wearing a jeweled diadem upon her dainty head. now it seemed first. The girl seemed neither older nor larger than 103 . drawn who stood by a great Lion and an immense Tiger. A broad green carpet was unrolling itselt upon the desert. and in the other an ivory wand a ot well-matched team that separated at the top into being tipped by the letters glistening two prongs. Dorothy to make out what it was. the prongs "O" and "Z".

marching at the head of a company of twenty-seven soldiers. some short and some tall. soldiers the green carpet rolled itself up again. in order that their feet Behind the might not come at in contact with the deadly. of whom some were lean and some fat. no two being alike in any respect.Ozma of Oz Dorothy herself. but all the twenty-seven were dressed in handsome uniforms of various designs and colors. The Tin Woodman was on foot. Dorothy knew once it was a magic carpet she 104 . Following close behind the chariot Dorothy saw her old friend the Scarecrow. and at once the prisoner in the tower guessed that the lovely driver of the chariot must be that Ozma of Oz of whom she had so lately heard from Tiktok. life-destroying sands of the desert. so that there was always just enough of it for the procession to walk upon. And then came Nick Chopper. which pranced and trotted as naturally as any meat horse could have done. riding calmly astride a wooden Saw-Horse. his gleaming axe over his right shoulder. and his whole body sparkling as brightly as it had ever done in the old days when first she J knew him. the Tin Wood- man. with over his his left funnel-shaped cap tipped carelessly ear.


the magic carpet rolled itself together and entirely disappeared. the girl felt herself as good as rescued as soon as she recognized those in the procession. Dorothy. of Oz Oz the beheld. quite close to the front door of the palace and then halted.Ozma lowed the Scarecrow. and her heart beat high with hope and joy as she realized she was soon to be rescued and alto greet her dearly beloved friends of Tin Woodman and Cowardly Indeed. from the beautiful and dainty Ozma to the last soldier. could keep silent no 106 longer. that he They came might read what it said. and the others followed. Then the chariot driver turned her Lion and Tiger into a broad roadway leading up to the palace. . and also believed that any others who she well knew came from their marvelous country would prove to all be pleasant and reliable acquaintances. just above him. the Lion. As soon as the last bit of desert was passed and the procession. the Scarecrow dismounting from his Saw-Horse to approach the sign fastened to the door. while Dorothy still gazed from her tower window in eager excitement. for the courage and loyalty of her old comrades. had reached the grassy meadows of the Land of E-v.

"Dorothy Gale. as loudly as she could." she answered. tipping his head to look upward until he nearly lost his balance and tumbled over backward. the world are you doing up there?' hello. of course. "What in Dorothy!' said the Scarecrow. "Why.Ozma to the Rescue "Here I am!" she shouted. "Here's Dorothy!" "Dorothy who?" asked the Scarecrow. Your friend from Kansas. 107 .

" she pleaded." declared the girl." "The At who is a horrid crea- this Ozma. "It Scarecrow. my friend save me!' nothing to do." she called of Oz down." ' be just as you say." said the Tin "Very well." replied the Scarecrow. can't get out. "You might be worse off." exclaimed Dorothy. and take an old. you up? princess Langwidere. little Dorothy. folks would think they were lucky to be up there. ture. Who locked little friend. "and I want to get down Woodman shall immed'i'tly and see you and the and the Cowardly Lion. cast-off head in exchange for it. so that prisoner.Ozma "Nothing." said the Scarecrow. I don't. "I wouldn't let her have my head for her collection. my dear?" "Because. who had been listening carefully to the conversation. "because there's Save me." "Well. "You seem to be quite sate now. asking: did the Princess lock you up. You can't get drowned. or be run over Some by a Wheeler." "Why 108 . a "But I'm I "That's all right. she answered. called to Dorothy from her chariot. Just consider the matter. I'm locked in. nodding. or fall out of an apple-tree.

> . > . "SAVE ME.-'. MY FRIEND SAVE ME!" m*%? Kz Ve /.^v." ^dft .

roused to great anger by this rude invasion of her palace. est dungeons! 110 my dark- . Oh. her ivory wand. promptly. upon which the Tin Woodman knock." exclaimed Ozma. and oblige her to you. or I will bind you and all 5 and throw you into your people in chains. Ozma now drove her chariot around to the third door of the wing." " cried Dorothy.How dare you enter my palace unbidden: Leave this room at once. And the twenty-seven soldiers made such a noise and a clatter that the little maid Nanda ran away screaming to her mistress. thank you very. boldly proceeded to As soon as the maid opened the door Ozma. very much who as soon as she heard the sweet voice of the Ruler of Oz knew that she would soon learn girlish to love her dearly. "I will see the Princess at once.Ozma liberate " of Oz ! "I do not blame you. followed by all her company. stepped into bearing in her hand the hall and made her way at once to the drawingroom. except the Lion and the Tiger. drawing room without any There she stood before the slight and delicate form of the little girl from Oz and cried out. whereupon the Princess Langwidere. came running into the assistance whatever.

"She seems a little nervous. traveled a long way to see you. only smiled at the please." replied the Tin Woodman.Ozma to the Rescue "What a dangerous lady!" murmured the Scare- crow. But "Sit Ozma down. to meV' 111 "Must!' . you must listen screamed the Princess. "I have quietly. her black eyes for she still wore her No. in a soft voice. 17 flashing with fury head. "Must." she said." angry Princess. and to what I have to say.

Land of Oz." "Then we said Ozma." But first little you must liberate anhave locked up girl you "I had to "Of course." presently discuss find a way to liberate your try to aunt and cousins. and I am powerful enough to destroy Yet I did not come all kingdom. eagerly. free my aunt and her "For if they ten royal children. here to do harm." said Ozma. but rather to free the royal family of Ev from the thrall of the Noma King. "and this matter.Ozma "To your of Oz "I am Ruler ot the be sure. indeed. you cannot 112 know. were restored to their proper forms and station they could rule the Kingdom of Ev a would I save me themselves. Langwidere suddenly be- came quiet. and that At lot of worry and trouble." said she. and I would like whole time in admiring my beautiful heads. the other prisoner in your tower. and Princess be expected . "I wish you could. readily." said Langwidere. are at least ten minutes every day that present there must devote to affairs to be able to spend will my of state. all forgotten about a her." Hearing these words. if I so wish. the news reached me that he is holding the Queen having and her children prisoners. That was yesterday.


and I of Oz Come she did yesterday. will release the prisoner at once. Ozma While they were gone Ozma's followers remained in the drawing-room." returned Tiktok." So stairs followed her. yes. when I am pro-perwound up. Just now my ac-tion is run down.Ozma remember today what with me. But I can think and speak and act. I'm sorry for you. please. "No. and then she'll attend But it must be a great misfortune not to works. fit-ted with Smith & Tin-ker's Improved Com-bi- "Oh." my foot. as I "Because you have no have. metallic voice said suddenly in his ear: " Get off pol-ish. excuse me!' he replied. brains. "Why?" Scarecrow. hastily drawing "Are you alive?' back." said Tiktok. asked Tiktok. 1 You are scratch-ing my "Oh." said the "I am have." right. and the Scarecrow was leaning against a form that he had mistaken for a copper statue when a harsh. ly and Dor-o-thy has the key "That's all to it. Dor- to your othy will soon be free." replied the Scarecrow." be alive. "I am on-ly a ma-chine. I 114 . and they passed up the that led to the room in the tower.

what make me are you fit-ted with?" "They were given to me by the great Wizard of Oz." continued to say that the Tin Woodman." said Tiktok. When I am wound up I do my du-ty by go-ing just as my ma-chin-er-y is made to go. "Then. and I didn't get a chance to examine them before he put them in." said Tiktok. I suppose " added the Tin Woodman. Hut they work splendidly and my conscience is very active. and he has brains which do not need to be wound up. who had been listening with interest to this ? conversation." "I can guess. What sort of brains " I don't know. looking at the machine man "Some day I'd like curiously." replied Tiktok. you are greatly inferior to my For we are both alive. You have no i-de-a how full of ma-chin-er-y I am. while ally I "I regret friend the have an excellent heart that is continu- beating in my bosom. Scarecrow.Ozma na-tion Steel to the They Rescue are Brains." admitted the Scarecrow." "I con-grat-u-late you. "And no heart. "1 cannot help be-ing your in-ter-i-or for I am a mere ma-chine. and to myself. "No. think." said the Scarecrow. Have you a con' science? "No. 115 .

surprised. leading closely by the Dorothy by the hand and followed Princess Langwidere. For I am "I won't fool with your interior at all." Just then Ozma re-entered the room. "In a poor mechanic." said Tiktok. I beg of you. and might mix you up." said Tiktok. that case. "Ve-ry. "for you could not put me to-geth-er a-gain." "Do not do that." said Tiktok. "Thank you." the Scarecrow kindly promised. and my use-ful-ness would be de-stroyed. .o to take m o f O you apart and see just how you are made." "Oh! are you useful?" asked the Scarecrow.

tor he knew tin arms might hurt her if he squeezed too roughly.Hungrij Tig er first thing Dorothy rush into did was to the embrace of the _ Scarecrow. Tin Woodman embraced her his very gently. Dorothy took the key to Tiktok from her pocket and wound up the machine These greetings man's action. having been exchanged. whose painted face beamed with delight as 1^ " ' he the pressed her straw-padded form to his Then bosom. so that he could bow properly when introduced to the rest of the company 117 .

what has become of her?" "She is in the chicken house. anxiously.O z m a of O z While doing this she told them now useful Tiktok had been to her. and both the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman shook hands with the machine once more and thanked him for protecting their friend." Without waiting to hear more Dorothy ran to get Billina. am also glad to see ' "We've haven't we? you. "I'm "I Lion. "My drawing-room is no place for hens." said the Princess. The Cowardly Lion had of blue ribbon fastened to the long hair between his ears. in the back yard." answered the girl. Dorothy. so glad to see you again!" she cried. 118 . and just outside the door she came upon the Cowardly Lion. In an instant the Lion Dorothy was big bow hugging huge joyfully." said the Scarecrow. and the Tiger wore a bow of red ribbon on his tail. "Who is "She's a yellow hen who is another friend of "I wonder mine. just in front of the bushy end. still hitched to the chariot bea side the great Tiger." said the had some fine adventures together. Then Dorothy Billina'" asked: "Where is Hillina?" "I don't know.

" she replied. the Hungry Tiger. to you a new friend of mine. "How are you?' "As cowardly as ever. snapping his jaws together with a fierce click. turning to the other beast. who was just then yawning so widethat he displayed two rows of terrible teeth and ly a mouth big enough to startle anyone. indeed. "Then why don't you eat something?" sheasked." the beast answered in a meek voice." "Oh! Are you hungry ?' she asked. 119 . "Every little thing scares me and But let me introduce makes my heart beat fast.The Hungry Tiger "Yes. "Dreadfully hungry." answered the Tiger.

so " For it "Yet I keep on eating. and hungry But I'll not have any cruel deeds on my I shall die. eat the babies conscience to be sorry for." "I think you are a very good tiger. doesn't mat- I'm a savpart." said Dorothy. othy. things." said Dorof the beast. No. it is reply. but "Why." it is the same with me." was the beast.Ozma "It's that. and have an appetite for all sorts of poor from a chipmonk to fat babies. which would mean that I had sacrificed the poor babies for nothing. dreadful!" said Dorothy. age beast." replied the Tiger." said the Tiger sadly. But I've Don't they sound delicious? never eaten any. though?" returned the Hungry Tiger. "I am a good 1'or tiger. hungry I was born. patting the huge head "In that you are mistaken. but a disgracefully bad the nature of tigers to be cruel in refusing to eat harmless living and ferocious. his with his and then get hungry again. little living creatures. lips " Fat long red tongue." "But you eat harmless ter. because my conscience tells me it If I had no conscience I would probably is wrong. perhaps. and creatures I am acting as no good 120 tiger has ever . always get hungry again. of Oz "I've tried no I use. my "How "Isn't licking babies! it.


mistake.. not really cowardly. at I times." Dorothy." said "Nor go and again. Something seemed to be wrong in the chicken house. to her amazement. and there about the chicken house." protested the Lion "To others I may have seemed brave." I." "But othy. but have never been in any danger that But I I I was not afraid." a the Lion "All gravely. and when Dorothy looked through the slats in the door she saw a group of hens and roosters huddled in one corner and watching what appeared It bounded here to be a whirling ball of feathers. must you set free and then will see She ran around to the back yard ot the palace and soon found the chicken house. and at first Dorothy could not tell what it was. of I Oz That is is why left the forest and joined my friend the Cowardly Lion. But suddenly the bunch of feathers stopped whirling. truthfully Billina. being guided to it by a loud cackling and crowing and a distracting hubbub of sounds such as chickens make when they are excited." said Dor"I have seen him act as bravely as can be. while the screeching of the chickens nearly deafened her. and then.Ozma before acted. the girl saw 122 . my dear.

in a shocked voice. for very undig'n'fied." So the yellow hen came to the door. reprovand I'll let you out. "Why. and the other chickens silently watched them from their corner without offering to approach nearer. Billina. which Dorothy unlatched tor her to pass through. Billina!' cried Dorothy. The claimed: girl lifted her friend in her arms and exdreadful you look. mained motionless. and claim to run this chicken house. Ozma of Oz is here." retorted Billina. set us free." "Come here. and then the yellow hen shook her wings to settle the feathers and walked toward the door with a strut of proud defiance and a cluck of victory. "have you been fighting?' to the "Do "I really think I have. while the speckled rooster limped away prostrate form of a instant they both re- group ot other chickens. Billina! how You've . and you're talking said slang. which ingly.The Hungry Tiger Billina crouching upon the For an speckled rooster. as long as is I'm able to peck and scratch? Bill!' Not if my name is "It isn't Bill. it's Billina. trailing his crumpled plumage in the dust as he went. and has Dorothy. you think I'd let that speckled villain of a rooster lord it over me. 123 "Oh.

" the speckled rooster! and your comb said bleeding! Billina. looking at Billina greedily. and one of your eyes nearly pecked out." said the "To judge by your present appearLion. at all. you to 'sociate with spoil those common your good manners. "I don't 'prove of this. to whom introduced the "Glad to meet any friend of Dorothy's." replied They would soon Billina." "I didn't ask to associate with them. you are not a coward. and I won't allow any one-horse chicken of the Land of Ev to run over me and put on airs. "We won't about any more." aaid the Tiger." well. Billina. carrying "It isn't a good Billina away toward the palace. politely.Ozma lost a lot of is Oz is of feathers." she said." "Your present appearance makes my 124 mouth water." to the Soon they came Cowardly Lion and the the girl Hungry Tiger Yellow Hen." said it "Very Dorothy. ance. as long as I blame. "It is I that cross old Princess who is to was raised in the United States. I "Just look at Didn't do him up brown?" Dorothy shook her head. as I am. . But can talk lift a claw in self-defense. "That's nothing. and you wouldn't be respec'able any more. thing for chickens.


J herself Ozma important group was ranged the Army of Oz. looking steadily at Billina and clicking his jaws together." "I'll I'm that. you. where Tiktok. Opposite to them sat and the Princess Langwidere. all all officers. at times. "They they seem to be are. "Billina is my friend. "Besides.r any circ'mstances. it wouldn't be right." said the hen. 126 ." continued the Tiger." cried Dorothy. a little absent-minded. hastily. "Of course not.Ozma "Thank of taste if Oz could only But don't worry." said the Tiger. being invited to do so by Ozma." answered the Tin "I have in my Army eight Generals. had seated himself between the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman. and beside them there was a vacant chair for Dorothy. and you mustn't ever eat her unde." for a moment. I "My. except one. my! how good you would crunch you between my jaws." try to remember "but Then Dorothy carried her pet into the drawingroom of the palace." Woodman. nestling closer in Dorothy's arms. and as Dorothy looked at the handsome uniforms of the Twenty-Seven she said: this Around "Why. You would only appease my appetite so it isn't worth while to eat you.

besides for one private them to I command. "No and lend dignity to our army. more impor- tant looking." . seating the girlish Ruler of Oz. believe no private should ever be in public usually fight and I've also noticed that officers better and are more reliable than comBesides." said Dorothy. the officers are mon soldiers. conference to decide the herself beside Ozma. I'd like to pro- mote the private. seven Majors and five Captains. for life." announced will "we best fair hold a solemn manner of liberating the royal family of this Land of Ev from their long imprisonment." doubt you are right. "And now.The Hungry Tiger six Colonels.

but for a long time she could find no way to cross the great 128 . Also that there was no one in Ev powerful enough to release them. To "word begin with." said he. have been enslaved by the Nome King and are held prisoners in his underground palace. that five the wife and ten children of the former boys and five girls King of Ev. OzmaofOz.ie Tin the " Woodman first was the to address meeting. came to our noble and illustrous Ruler. by name Evoldo. Naturally our Ozma wished to undertake the adventure of liberating the poor prisoners.

if we Then Tiktok "Why asked. he must be made to liberate the prisoners." ' wrong!" cried Dorothy. spoke.The Royal Family desert of Ev went to a friendly sorceress of our land named Glinda the Good. which would continually unroll beneath our feet and so make a comfortable path for us to cross the desert. should you fight the has Nome King?' he "He done no wrong. thoughtfully. and. ceived the carpet our gracious Ruler ordered me to assemble our army. which I did." "This is news to me. in any case. who did wrong. and when he re-al-ized what he had done he jumped in-to the sea and drowned him-self. "I had supposed the Nome King was all to blame in the matter. "Isn't it wrong to imprison a queen mother and her ten children? " They were sold to the Nome King by King "It was the King of Ev Ev-ol-do." ." of Oz. who heard the story and at once presented Ozma a magic carpet." said Ozma. You behold in these bold warriors the pick of all the finest soldiers are obliged to fight the Nome King. will battle fiercely unto death. every officer as well as the private." "No "My uncle Evoldo was 129 a very wicked man. As soon as she had reFinally she between the two countries. But." replied Tiktok.

and he has transformed the queen and her children into ornaments and bric-a-brac with which to decorate his " No rooms. and lite afterward destroyed the * 5 by jumping into the sea. "For the king. Under his rule are many thousands of the Nomes. "Then. no one But he sold them to the powexchange for a long life. whose name is Roquatofthe Rocks." "I'd like to ' know.who are queerly shaped but powerful sprites that labor at the furnaces and forges of their king. "he did not get the long life. Where are they confined?' one knows. and the Nome King must give up the prisoners. "who is this Nome King is? "I will tell you." said Dorothy." said Ozma." replied the Princess.Ozma declared the of Oz drowned would have erful Princess Langwidere." replied Ozma. making gold and silver and other metals which they conceal J 130 in the crevices of the rocks. owns a splendid palace underneath the great mountain which is at the north end of this kingdom. exactly. and commands the rocks and all that the rocks contain. "He said to be the Ruler of the Underground World. Nome King in "If he had family. so that those living upon . himself before he sold his cared.

"we ought shall to do it. and all we have of precious stones and silver and gold is what we take from the earth and rocks where the Nome " tle I King has hidden them. which they hide in the ground. and therefore it will be a dangerous undertaking.The Royal Family the earth's surface can only dfficulty. for the sake of the poor prisoners. "al- requires a lot of courage for near to the furnaces of the Nome King. and a single spark of might destroy me entirely. " For the reason that we ures. we must visit his country." replied the Scarecrow." Tin Woodman." "The furnaces may also melt my am going." said own Dorothy." remarked the Princess Lang131 . "but I said the "I can't bear heat." "But. nodding her often steal his lit- head wisely. of Ev hnd them with Also they make diamonds great and rubies and emeralds. so that the kingdom of the Nomes is wonderfully rich." said Dorothy." tin. it me For to I go am fire only stuffed with straw. where he is all powerful. and never treas- Ruler those of the Under- who live upon we appears among us." "We though do it." understand." continued Ozma. "the ground World is not fond of the earth's surface. If wish to see King Roquat of the Rocks.

quickly." "I said Dorothy. I with the aid of my brave followers be useless for you purpose. Billina? be sure. and mire need more leisure said which to ad"For. if cannot accom- my beautiful heads. She was smoothing down the feathers of her back " To and not paying much attention. yawning lazily. "I wouldn't miss the fun ' for anything. to if you'll I've excuse me. of course. Will you go. z m a of tired O this z widere. "so I shall stay at home. and she had left want change sure for another." sighed the Princess. 132 ." replied the machine. too. But I wish you may have success in your undertakfor I am heartily I of ruling in stupid kingdom." my "Q^uite true.O ing." Ozma." said Billina in a careless tone. worn it this head quite awhile. I will now retire to my I cabinet. who rescued me from pris-on. then it would to undertake the journey. "Where she goes I will go." "Oh. "So." When tok: them (and you may be go ) no one was sorry to see her Ozma said to Tik- "Will you join our party?' am the slave of the girl Dor-oth-y. I am going with my friends." "We plish do not need you.


" remarked the Scarecrow. the Tiger." said ' cried the maid in reply. we will rest and prepare did not of the Nomes ourselves for the journey. "we will at arrange to start for Kingdom in And. the meantime. 134 yawning frightfully." Although Princess Langwidere again appear to her guests. At one time Dorothy found the little maid Nanda crouching in terror in a corner. many Army vacant rooms at their disposal. with the Hungry Tiger standing before her. and the brave of twenty-seven was easily provided for and the liberally feasted." "Then" the said Ozma. " You certainly look delicious. "If she is nicely roasted. although they did no harm at all. she will be better than ever. where they nearly frightened the servants into fits. no! "Then.O "Heat z is m a of O z just in her line. no. will i ' you? "No. The Cowardly Lion and at Hungry Tiger were unharnessed from the chariot and allowed to roam throughout the palace. daybreak tomorrow. the palace servants waited upon the strangers from Oz and did everything in their There were power to make the party comfortable. ." the beast was "Will you kindly give me permission to eat saying.

from the end of my my tail." replied can hardly imagine the size of my appe"It seems to fill my the Tiger. and she "I fast as pounds of tenderloin peck of boiled potatoes on ran away as she could go. throat to the tip fit 1 am very sure the appetite doesn't too large for the size of my body. Some of whole body. is me." said the Hungry Tiger. stolen by a wicked old witch She did not know and transformed into a boy. who had been. with a the side. when I meet a dentist with a pair of forceps. Land of Oz since Dorothy had left it. and five gallons of ice-cream tor dessert. your tooth? asked Dorothy. talking with the who related to her all that had taken place in the She was much interested in the story of Ozma. my appetite. of Ev me about thirty cooked rare. The little girl spent most ot the afternoon Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman.The Royal Family "please to get steak. when a baby." I'll do the best I can!" said Nanda. sadly. that she had ever been a girl until she was restored to her natural form by a kind sorceress. ' "No. Then it was found that she was the only child 135 of . and dav. I'm going to have it pulled. so very hungry? asked Dorothy." "What. in "You tite. "Are you wonder.


The Royal Family



the former Ruler of Oz, and was entitled to rule in

had many adventures, however, before she regained her father's throne, and in these she was accompanied by a pumpkin-headed man, a highly magnified and thoroughly educated WoggleBug, and a wonderful sawhorse that had been The brought to life by means of a magic powder. Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman had also assisted


but the Cowardly Lion,

forest as the K-ing of Beasts, until after she became the reigning princess of Oz. Then he journeyed to the Kmerald City to see her,

who ruled the great knew nothing of Ozma

and on hearing she was about to visit the Land of Ev to set free the royal family of that country, the Cowardly Lion begged to go with her, and brought
Tiger, as well. Having heard this story, Dorothy related to them her own adventures, and then went out with her friends to find the Sawhorse, which Ozma had caused


his friend, the


to be shod with plates of gold, so that not wear out.




They came upon

the Sawhorse standing motion-

beside the garden gate, but

when Dorothy was

introduced to him he bowed politely and blinked his eyes, which were knots of wood, and wagged
his tail,

which was only the branch of

a tree.






remarkable thing,


alive!" ex-

claimed Dorothy. "I quiet agree with you," replied the Sawhorse, in a rough but not "A creature unpleasant voice. like me has no business to live, as we all know. But

was the magic powder that did justly be blamed."





" And course not," said Dorothy. you seem to be of some use, 'cause I noticed the Scarecrow




upon your back." "Oh, yes; I'm of use," returned the Sawhorse;

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never have to be fed, or cared for

any way."

"Are you intel'gent?" asked the








would be

foolish to waste intelligence when so many professors





when I'm

told to.

on a common Sawhorse, need it. But I know masters, and to gid-dup, or whoa, So I'm pretty well satisfied."

That night Dorothy slept in a pleasant little bedchamber next to that occupied by Ozma of Oz, and Billina perched upon the foot of the bed and tucked her head under her wing and slept as soundly in that position as did Dorothy upon her soft cushions.

But before daybreak every one was awake and soon the adventurers were eating a hasty stirring, and


the great dining-room of the palace. sat at the head of a long table, on a raised

platform, with Dorothy on her right hand and the Scarecrow on her left. The Scarecrow did not eat,

of course; but


she might ask his she ate.

placed him near her so that advice about the journey while

were the twenty-seven warriors of Oz, and at the end of the room the Lion and the Tiger were eating out of a kettle that had

Lower down

been placed upon the



while Billina fluttered









did not take long to finish the meal, and then the Lion and the Tiger were harnessed to the chariot and the party was ready to start for the Nome King's Palace.


Ozma, with Dorothy

beside her in the

golden chariot and holding Billina fast in her arms. Then came the Scarecrow on the Sawhorse, with the Tin Woodman and Tiktok marching side by side just behind him. After these tramped the

Army, looking brave and handsome

in their


generals commanded the colonels and the colonels commanded the majors and the majors commanded the captains and the captains commanded the private, who marched with an air


proud importance because


required so


officers to give


his orders.


and and by the time the sun came out thev had made good progress toward the valley that led to the Nome King's domain.

so the magnificent procession left the palace started along the road just as day was breaking,



$ tie, Plainmer



road led for



through a pretty farm country, and then past a picnic grove that was very

But the procession continued to steadily advance until Billina cried in an abrupt and commanding manner: Wait wait!"






suddenly that the Scarecrow's Sawhorse nearly ran into it, and the ranks of the army tumbled over one another before they could


to a halt.


ately the yellow hen struggled from Dorothy's arms and flew into a clump of bushes by the


" Dorothy. yellow hen came from the bushes saying: "Kut-kut. Woodman. about this quite fresh." said Dorothy. "It's a adventure. and it's lays one every morning. "Lay her egg!" repeated astonishment." "Then "No. she must hurry up. "What else can we do?" asked the girl. ka-daw-kutt!" Kut. in "Yes." "That's nonsense.O anxiously. kut ka-daw-kut!" 142 . " But does your foolish old hen suppose that this entire cavalcade. impatiently. hurries she lay scrambled eggs. said Billina wants to lay her egg. may "But won't be long." said the girl. kut. which is bound on an important going to stand still while she lays her egg?" enquired the Tin Woodman. is habit of Billina's and she can't break herself ot it. no!' exclaimed the Scarecrow. although all were restless and anxious to And by and by the proceed." said the Tin Wood"If she Billina man. earnestly. the Tin that's all. "Why. she time. kut. I'm sure." So they stood and waited. z m a of O z "What's the matter?" called the Tin Woodman.

and the procession started just as Dorothy had once more grabbed Billina in her arms." cried the hen. is the Hammer ' she doing singing her lay? asked the march!" shouted the Tin Woodman. having moved jacket pocket. and at his command The straw in his the Sawhorse man pranced into the bushes. "I'll get it.The Giant With "What Scarecrow. in advance. which he placed The cavalcade. but it did rapidly on. was even then far 143 . "For-ward \ " Isn't anyone going to get my egg?. soon found the egg. waving his axe." said the Scarecrow. in great excitement.

"I do not know. and in his accustomed presently the Scarecrow was riding Ozma's chariot." 144 . hard boiled. "What shall I do with the girl egg?" he asked Dorothy. might take a little of the edge off my isn't good for anything at all. but one egg that I know of." fill one of my back remarked the Tiger. "A bushel of them." "It would not be enough to teeth." the the answered. appetite. "Perhaps Hungry Tiger would like it.O place behind m o f O not take the Sawhorse long to catch up with it.

They had now reached that part of the valley that lay between the two high mountains which Dorothy had seen from her tower window. "The Tin Woodbut man might carry after all may as I with his it axe and hatch well keep myself for a souvenir. thoughtfully.The Giant With "No. At the far end was the third great mountain. said the Scarecrow. but it would 145 . which blocked the valley and was the northern edge of the Land of Ev." it. it the Hammer a wouldn't even make it sponge cake. It was underneath this mountain that the Nome King's palace was said to be." So he left it in his pocket.

which towered above the path The form was that for more than a hundred feet. 146 . crossing the gulf on a level with its banks. square of green cloth from her pocket and threw it upon the ground.Ozma be of they Oz that place. and unrolled itself The chariot now adcavalcade to walk upon." He was not long in making the discovery. so that all passed over in safety. a They now heard of a gigantic man built out of plates of cast iron. turning a corner of rock. "I wonder what will happen next. and the green carpet unrolled before it. Then. and presently a deep gulf appeared at their feet which was too So Ozma took a small wide for them to leap. they saw before them a huge form. At once it became the magic far enough for all the carpet. some time before reached The path was becoming rocky and difficult for the wheels of the chariot to pass over." said the Scarecrow. vanced. for the of the mountain came closer together until was but a narrow path between them. finally there along which Ozma and her party were forced to sides pass in single file low and deep "thump! thump!" which echoed throughout the thump! valley and seemed to grow louder as they advanced. "That's easy enough.

These resounding blows exsounds they had heard. Of course they at once halted." said "and works as stead-i-ly as a clock. was made King by Smith & Tin-ker. and speak. 147 as you do?" asked . tor it carpet would do them was only meant to protect them from any dangers upon the ground beneath their feet. He Tiktok. with which it constantly pounded the earth. hammer dreadfully nervous to see that big One blow pounding so near my head." is me would crush me into "The for the ir-on gi-ant a fine fel-low. no good in this case. and his du-ty is to keep folks from find-ing the Is he not a great work of un-der-ground pal-ace. "Wow!" "It makes said the Cowardly Lion. a safe distance The magic away from the terrible iron mallet. and where it struck the path between the rocky sides of the mountain it filled all the space through which our travelers would be obliged to pass. with a shudder. Nome art' "Can he think. who made me. and not from dangers that appeared in the air above them.The Giant With the Hammer and it stood with one foot on either side of the narrow road and swung over its right shoulder an immense iron mallet. a door-mat. for plained the thumping the mallet was much bigger than a barrel.

Each time the mallet lifted. "he is on-ly made to pound the road. for when he came back all. I think. "and I will think it over. "No. "Then." observed the Scarecrow. Is there keeping us from going farther. that." said Dorothy. the giant continued to raise his iron mallet high in the air and to strike the path terrific blows that echoed through the mountains like the roar of a cannon. 148 . and perhaps the Scare- crow had noticed the others he said: this. to "The matter is a very simple one. there was a moment when the path beneath the monster was free." He he retired. Meantime however. one at a time." well." said the Scarecrow. then. and has no think-ing or speak-ing at-tach-ment." who has the key. anxiously." replied the machine. after We have but to run under the hammer.O z m a of O z Ozma. turned his painted face to the rocks and where began to think. But he pounds ve-ry well. "Too "He no way is to stop his machinery?" "On-ly the Nome King. "what shall we do?" "Excuse me for a tew minutes. regarding the giant witn wondering eyes. can do answered Tiktok. to a position in the rear.


if we escape the blow. with a shake of his head. Then the Cowardly hesitatingly for a Lion. him myself." said the Scarecrow. "But it really seems the only thing to be done. as soon as the Lion was unfastened from the chariot." So this was decided upon. but the chariot would surely be crushed. and pass the other side before falls again." must leave the chariot. at once mounted the beast's back and said she was ready. and that's the way I held his fast So Ozma clung to the mane. who was trembling like a leaf in the wind. But I'm terribly afraid of the big hammer!" " What will become of me?" asked Ozma.' fast to "We used to ride "I mane. and Ozma." said the Tin Woodman. "You might rush under the hammer yourself." "It will require quick work. "Cling on. and the lion crouched in the path and eyed the swinging mallet 150 . said to them: "I suppose the head of the procession must go first and that's me.Ozma when it it is of to Oz lifted." advised Dorothy. Who will make the first attempt 2 " They looked at one another moment. "But you two girls can ride upon the backs of the Lion and the Tiger.

"In battle we are wonderfully courageous. "and our foes find us very 151 . and while they made the dash in safety they were within a hair's breadth of being caught by the descending hammer." said one of the generals. Tiktok walked up to the very edge of the spot the hammer struck. He made the leap for he had no mane to cling to. The Tiger went next. as an arrow from a bow. their knees were so weak that they could not walk a step. also crossed in safety while the But when it came in the air. Now came the Scarecrow on the Sawhorse. and he great hammer was to follow. begin to rise in the the Hammer it the instant would "Then.The Giant With he knew just carefully until air. he made a sudden leap straight between the iron giant's legs. and as it was raised for the next blow he calmly stepped forward and escaped its That was an idea for the Tin Woodman descent. and ere straight and true and Dorothy reali/ed it she was out of danger standing by Ozma's side. to the twenty-six officers and the private. and before the mallet struck the ground again the Lion and Ozma were safe on the other side. Dorothy sat upon his back and locked her arms around his striped neck. before anyone thought he was ready.

well. and smashed into pancakes. we "Make naturally object. "But what is to become of the private?" asked safely and landed Ozma. leave the Lion." So." urged the Scarecrow. When it comes to being pounded upon the head by an iron hammer. By that time the beasts were very tired. him there to guard the chariot. all certainly be pounded to a jelly. that we must place ourselves in great Come with me. the Lion and the Tiger leaped back again under the awful hammer and returned with two generals clinging to their necks. when all repeated daring passage the officers had been carried legs beneath the giant's on the further side. and we will do the best we can. "I friend Tiger. "Oh. "Well. Ozma and Dorothy having already dismounted from their backs." sighed the Cowardly Lion." we would see." an- "If we should try swered a captain.Ozma terrible to face." . "Our knees shake so that we cannot it run. and won't pass under 152 that mallet again. of Oz But war is one thing and this is another." a run for it. and panted so hard that their tongues hung out of their great mouths. They this twelve times." said "I'm tired out. danger to rescue this bold army.


and had to be bound up with a string. Billina having fluttered under the hammer. tor the mighty weapon caught it squarely upon its Either the wooden against the ground so powerflew off its back high into the fully that the private air. horse was careless. and so the Scareat crow sent the Sawhorse. They then tound that the Sawhorse had been badly dazed by the blow. both his ears were broken off and he would be unable to hear a sound until some new Also his left knee was ones were made for him. it now remained only to rescue the private who was riding his upon the iron giant's arm. tor while the hard wooden knot of which head was formed could not be crushed by the hammer. or it failed to properly time the descent of the hammer. or the Tiger would go after him. and had his left toot smashed by the hammer before he could pull the creature out ot danger. and landed upon one of the giant's cast-iron head. and thumped it arms. The Scarecrow dashed in to rescue his Sawhorse. . else there would be no But neither the Lion one for them to command. high in the 154 air.Ozma The officers of Oz once protested that they must have the private with them. cracked. Here he clung desperately while the arm rose and tell with each one ot the rapid strokes.

ting himself drop upon and the plished the feat without breaking any bones. lay to flat private managed to do. waiting until a ground and then letHe accomthe Scarecrow.The Giant With The Scarecrow called to the man which was This the soft the upon Hammer the ground and jump down upon his body. because it was stuffed with straw. 55 . Therefore. the entire its way. the Tin Woodman having by this time titted new ears to the Sawhorse. time when he was nearest the Scarecrow declared he was not injured in the least. leaving the giant to party proceeded upon pound the path behind them.

of which this was the chorus: 156 . Ozma and Dorothy were a little awed by the silence.and when they by. too. which. as there squirrels to chatter. hummed a queer song. and all the others were quiet and grave except the Sawhorse. drew near to the mountain that blocked their path and which was the furthermost edge of the Kingdom of Ev. the way grew dark and gloomy for the reason that the high peaks on either side shut out the And it was very silent. as it trotted along with the Scarecrow upon his back. sunshine. the trees left far behind being were no birds to sing or them and only the bare rocks remaining.

They would have to stop in a minute. There was no reply. with a And lack of regularity that was quite confusing. Suddenly they heard a shout of jeering laughter. and this way and that. although instead. Whatever the creations might be they seemed very like the rock itself. and glided up and down. and stopped short. but in the gloom they could see strange forms flit across the face of the rock." Had he not had a wooden head He'd mount the mountain top But no one paid any attention to this because they were now close to the Nome King's dominions. he would. for the huge mountain barred their further progress and the path ran close up to a wall of rock and ended. anyway. for thev were the color of rocks and J their shapes rough and rugged as if they had been broken away from the side of the mountain. "Who was that laughing?" asked Ozma. aye! sigh. and his splendid underground palace could not be very far away. They kept close to the steep cliff facing our friends. and were never still for a moment.The Nome King " Would a wooden horse I in a woodland go ? Aye. they seemed not to need places to rest their feet. were as 157 . but clung to the surface of the rock as a fly does to a window-pane.

158 . with-out him you can ne-ver find the en-trance to "They j are rock the pal-ace." " You call." said the general. and the sound Just then the Nomes laughed again. trembling with fear. of Oz as not mind them." "And what frightened. turning pale. You must call for the King." said Tiktok." replied the Tin giant with the hammer would is Woodman." replied the machine. all started to run as fast as they once pursued his army and cried "halt!" and when they had stopped their "Where are you going?" flight he asked: at The Tin Woodman "I I find I've forgotten the brush for my whiskers. Nomes?" asked fair-ies. kill you all you tried to pass him. the girl. "S-s-so we are g-going back after it!" "That "For the if impossible. are Dorothy "They are on-ly the Nomes." said Dorothy to Ozma. be-cause no harm. was so wierd and disheartening that the twenty-six officers commanded the private to "right-aboutface!" and they could." said a general. half and serve the Nome "But they will do us King.Ozma "Do shrank back." "Oh! I'd forgotten the giant.

" re"I hope you won't marked the Tin Woodman. "You must not command the Nome King." Ozma called again. so when I am told to run. "You seem to forget a "For my obey my and when I said the private.The Nome King good many things. saying: 159 ." agreed the Tin Woodman. to us!" shitting Then Ozma cried out in a loud voice: "I demand that the Nome King appear There was no reply. except that the Nomes upon the mountain laughed in derision. am "And I now you must all come back to Ozma." said Tiktok. I hght. meekly. as you do your own So peo-ple. "Never!" cried all the other officers. and obey And if you try to run away again her orders. at and make the private your general. part." "That is told to fight. will have her reduce all the twenty-six officers to privates. slapping his goldembroidered chest. I run." This terrible threat so frightened them that they once returned to where Ozma was standing be- side the Cowardly Lion. "tor you do not rule him. forget that you are brave men. indignantly slapping their chests. "I must officers." right." "Never!" cried the general.


" said the I'll Hungry Tiger." Ozma looked around her proudly. "and he makes hash of you willingly eat you for breakfast tosaid: morrow morning. like a fox. and we've got more dignity at home than we know what to do with. "Try en-treat-v. we will dig him out of his hole. But our sweet little I ruler must always maintain her dig- as nity. at not come Nome "Do wicked you wish Nome your ruler to plead with this "Shall O/ma of King?" she asked. and conquer his stubbornness.The Nome King "I request the Nome King to appear to us." it "Do." So Dorothy stepped forward and 161 ." "I'm not afraid to plead with him. just maintain mine. /'// call the Nome King. and the Scarecrow added: "If he will not come." said Tiktok J / ' ftit here and there to Ozma. and the shadowy Nomes continued to upon the rocky clirl. "I'm only a little girl from Kansas. with big voices. Oz humble "No!" herself to a creature who lives in an underground kingdom?" they all shouted. then the King may list-en to your plead-ing." Only the mocking laughter replied to her. "If he will your re-quest." said Dorothy.

and in a flash they had all vanished from sight and were silent. m a King. Then a door in the rock opened." a Nome come The Nomes started to laugh again. "Never mind. and we must run some risks to do so." to rescue the replied Ozma." 162 ." "The Nome King is hon-est and good na-tured. o f O here and see us.o "Please Mr. and a voice cried: "Enter!" "Isn't it a trick?" asked the Tin Woodman. "We came here poor Queen of Ev and her ten children. but low growl came from the mountain.

and his eyes were turned merrily upon his visitors as Ozma and Dorothy stood before him with their j his features. and so was his face.The Nome King said Tiktok. right. and they passed through the arched doorway of rock and entered a long passage which was lighted and having lamps behind by jewels them. but all the party pressed through set in the walls passage until they came to a round. This important monarch of the World was a little fat man clothed Nome Underground in body. jewelstudded belt that encircled his fat little As for that King. domed cavern that was grandly furnished. they seemed kindly and good humored. 163 . There was no one to escort them. or to show them the way. and his only ornament was a broad. In the center ot this room was a throne carved the out of a solid boulder of rock." "You can trust him to do what is So Ozma led the way. His bushy hair and flowing beard were also colored like the rocks. And upon gray-brown were the exact color of the rock garments throne in which he was seated. He wore no crown of any sort. rude and rugged in shape but glittering with great rubies and diamonds and emeralds on every part of its the throne sat the surface. hand in hand with Dorothy.

her words. but the Nome King heard the speech. Both Ozma and Dorothy were much relieved to find the Nome King so jolly. the "'He had a red face and a round little belly That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly!' quoth the monarch. and every one listened intently to 164 Glaus than ever." said the King. in a pleasant voice. down. "Why. and it made him laugh aloud.Ozma isn't of Oz followers ranged in close order behind them. Dorothy thought this made the little monarch look more like Santa began speaking. "and tell me why you have come all this way to see me. he looks just like Santa Glaus only he same color!" whispered Dorothy to her friend. and taking a glowing red coal out of his pocket he placed it in the bowl of the pipe and began puffing out clouds of smoke that "Sit curled in rings above his head. and they could all see that he really did shake like jelly when he laughed. my dears." While they seated themselves the Nome King picked up a pipe. and a minute later he waved his right hand and the girls each found a cushioned stool at her side. but Ozma now . and what I can do to make you happy.

the king can do no wrong." said O/ma.The Nome King "Your Majesty. slaves. no. whom you have enchanted and hold as your prisoners. " I am the ruler of Land of Oz. "They I are not my purchased from "But that was wrong. whom prisoners." "According to the laws of Kv. you are mistaken about that." said she. eyeing a ring of smoke he had just blown from his mouth. and I have come here to ask you to lease the the re- good Queen of Kv and her ten children. "so that 165 ." answered the monarch. but my the King of Kv." "Oh." replied the King.

" answered Dorothy." "Then how Dorothy. ask me to return to you the lock of hair. and that after you had received the doll you smashed it into pieces and de- my dear. again. him the long life. They belong 166 to me and I by jumping shall keep them. "Nor the Queen and her children because his "Of course give up the King of Ev destroyed long life into the sea. pretty doll in exchange for a lock of your hair.Ozma he had a perfect right to of sell Oz family to his me in long life. just because you had smashed the doll?" "And could "No." will I said Dorothy." was the reply. could it be a long life?" asked "Easily enough. Could you say that I had not given you " a pretty doll ?" No." declared Dorothy. though. He jumped into the sea and was drowned. not. in fairness. but he destroyed it." said the Nome King. you. exchange for a "I gave crossing his legs and smiling contentedly. that I gave you a stroyed it." the Nome King returned. all right." "You cheated him. "for the King of Ev did not have a long life. "Now suppose." ." "That was not my fault.


" "But what a dreadful fate is theirs!" exclaimed Ozma. they merely decorate my apartments. Instead of being obliged to labor.Ozma "But you of Oz By making your slaves. will liberate them. earnestly." remarked the monarch." "Cruelty." The Nome King laughed until he choked. I will give you ten ornaments to replace each its one you lose. So. puffing out wreathes of smoke and watching them float into the air. and 168 grave. are treating them cruelly. "In what way?" he asked. who was much distressed by the King's refusal. and I really think I have treated them with great kindness. and restore them to their proper forms." said Ozma. refuse?" he asked. ." The Nome King looked "Suppose I "Then. I transformed them all into articles of ornament and bric-a-brac and scattered them around the various rooms of my palace. " them said she. "is a thing I can't abide. firmly." said Ozma. and the Queen of Ev and her children were delicate and tender. "I am here with my friends and my army to conquer your kingdom and oblige you to obey my wishes. "And the Kingdom of Ev is in great need of If you royal family to govern it. as slaves must work hard.

and in every direction were furnaces and forges glowing brightly and Nomes hammering "You are as brave as upon precious metals or polishing gleaming All jewels." he said to Ozma. A vast cave extended for miles and miles under the mountain. "But you have little idea of the extent ot the task J Come you have undertaken. This he opened and they stepped out upon a balcony. So great were their numbers 169 . While the little maid from Oz gazed wonderingly upon this scene the Nome King uttered a shrill whistle. with me for a moment.The Nome King he choked until he coughed." He arose and took Ozma's hand. my dear. from whence they obtained a wonderful view of the Underground World. And then he wiped his eyes with a rock-colored handkerchief and grew grave again. and at once all the silver and gold doors flew open and solid ranks of Nome soldiers marched out from every one. around the walls ot the cave were thousands of doors of silver and gold. you are pretty. as far as Ozma's eyes could follow them. leading her to a little door at one side of the room. built into the solid rock. and these extended in rows far away into the distance. and he coughed until his face turned from grayish-brown to bright red.

for they stood in straight rows. they were perfectly trained. "This." the girl said " For our brave to the Tin Woodman. with their weapons held erect and true. "is but a small No ruler upon Earth has ever part of my army. and they bore sharp spears and swords It was evident and battle-axes of solid bronze. for I am too powerful to oppose.O their tasks. Upon his brow each wore a brilliant electric light." said the Nome King. rank after rank. dared to fight me. Twenty170 . and no ruler ever will. Then. and the Nome King calmly reseated himself on his rock throne. inlaid with beautiful gems. as it awaiting but the word of command Although this to level them upon their toes. and at once the martial array filed through the silver and gold doorways and dis- appeared." He whistled again. sad and discouraged. z m a of O z immense underground cavern and forced the busy workmen to abandon that they quickly filled the tremendous army consisted of rockcolored Nomes. "It would be foolish tor us to fight. all squat and tat. they were clothed in glittering armor of polished steel. Ozma of Oz turned to her friends. after which the workmen again resumed their labors at the furnaces.


not know how to act in this emergency. The Lion crouched low and tried to spring upon the Nome King. to threaten me." my dear "Very us well." remarked the Cowardly Lion. and over a manner." said Ozma. Ozma. "Try it. of Oz I'm sure I do Seven would be quickly destroyed. in "Let friendly be friends. more talk this cheerfully. into giving is up his slaves." "I might pounce upon the King and tear him in pieces. "Ask the King where his kitchen is.Ozma the Tiger. to If you really wish accomplish anything by your journey." suggested "I'm hungry as a bear. not being able to approach the throne by even an inch. since he is too great a magician to oppose. "It seems to me. you must coax me. but I'm so kind-hearted that I can- "This not stand coaxing or wheedling." declared the Nome King." said the Scarecrow. thought"that our best plan is to wheedle his Majesty fully." said the monarch. but he hopped only a little way into the air and came down again in the same place. lighting his pipe with another hot coal which he took from his pocket." the most sensible thing any of you have "It is folly suggested." 172 .

" she continued. how this may be accomplished. withif out any objection whatever. in order to set free the people of Ev? "Are you "Yes. sir. then each one of your 173 . or more than < one. then they will instantly be restored to their true forms my palace and my kingdom in your and may leave company. his eyes twinkling very anxious. "to liberate the Queen of Ev and her children who are now "I am ornaments and bric-a-brac in your Majesty's palace. and to restore them to their people. eagerly." this offer: said the You King.' and if any one of them. in this It is possible for you. but you do not guess all the objects correctly." The king remained thoughtful which he asked: for a moment.The Nome King "To merrily. proves to be the transformation of the Queen of Ev or any of her ten children. Tell me. way. to free the entire eleven. after willing to take a few chances and risks yourself. Then you shall have permission to touch my eleven different objects. and some of the slaves remain transformed. pronouncing at the time the word Ev. "Then. "I will make you shall go alone and unattended into Nome palace and examine carefully all that the rooms contain. be sure." agreed the King. indeed!" answered Ozma.

"If none of the eleven objects you touch proves to be the transformation of any of the royal family of Ev." added the Nome King." "Oh. in turn. and transformed into an This is only article of bric-a-brac or an ornament. and is the risk you declared you were willing to take. instead of freeing them. thank you! thank you for this kind offer!" said "I Ozma. then. you will yourself become enchanted.o friends m a o o and followers may. is it?" she enquired. "What eyes twinkling. make but one his condition. eagerly. fair and just. enter the palace and have the same privileges I grant you." 174 .

" will answered Ozma. Nome silent all King. guess one object it I "Surely rescue I ought to ." "But I shall have eleven guesses. I shall one of the royal family and be safe myself. " I'd who are enslaved. in eleven correctly and. Ozma became and and thoughther friends looked it!" at her uneasily. you be enslaved yourself. you may attempt those it. exclaimed "If you guess wrong.TfcOeven/Uuesses TUT this condition imposed by the ful. "Don't you do Dorothy. Then the rest of and soon we shall free all the Scarecrow." "What if we fail ?'' enquired 175 . do.

climbing down from because he was so throne with some "I'll difficultv. an through which Ozma. after a smiling farewell to her friends. will accept Nome King's offer. She found herself in a splendid hall that was more beautiful and grand than anything she had ever beheld. distance to free these poor us to would be weak and cowardly Therefore I abandon the adventure. and go at once into the said royal palace. and the entire palace was lighted by a mysterious rosy glow that seemed to come from no particular place but flooded 176 ." wall of the cave and waved his opening appeared. then. along. all "Having come it this courageously. the as a piece of bric-a-brac." the King.Ozma look nice of Oz wouldn't I?" in "We people. and all the walls and floors were of polished marble exquisitely tinted in many colors. his fat. approached Instantly a show you the way. furniture was made of rare old woods richly carved and covered with delicate satins. boldly passed. The ceilings were composed of great arches that rose far above her head. He hand. must not fail!" cried Ozma. Thick velvet carpets were on the floor and heavy silken draperies covered the arches The leading to the various rooms of the palace." "Come my dear.

for everything seemed without a spark of So she must guess blindly. and graven platters and bowls. passed from one room to another. seemingly made out of of metals. and the underground palace was quite a museum of rare and curious and costly objects. glass. and figures of men and animals. china. There was nothing to guide her. and tables. sorts came to reali/e her task. No 177 from the bondage wonder the cunning .The Eleven Guesses each apartment with its soft and pleasing radiance. and many other things. and freedom of the likely she in striving to free others how how dangerous was was to lose her own Nome King. greatly The lovely palace had no delighted by all she saw. brackets and on many shelves and were clustered ornaments of all There were vases. stones and marbles. other occupant. and for the first life. and in the magnificent rooms there appeared to be all Ozma no other person. were gems. on the walls. too. for the Nome King had left her at the entrance. which closed behind her. Upon the mantels. and mosaics of precious Pictures. After her first hasty examination of the rooms Ozma began to wonder which of all the numerous ornaments they contained were the transformations of the royal family of Ev. time the girl every description.


gazing earnestly upon the various ornaments and trying to decide which she would touch. and her own fate depended upon the result. she decided to She faced the doorway entirely to chance. Three guesses. before. thinking it might be one of But again she was unthe children she sought. tightly. having undertaken the venture. in despair. eight. successful. leave it Finally.The Eleven Guesses monarch laughed good naturedly with his visitors. for now but one guess remained." touched it and uttered aloud the word "Ev. thrusting she advanced blindly with 179 . and strolled through all the rooms once more. seven. when he knew how easily they might be entrapped. nine and ten she made. and thought: So she be the Queen of Ev and her ten children." as the Nome King had instructed her to do when she guessed. and still not one of them was right! The girl shivered a little and grew pale even under the rosy light. shut her eyes aside the heavy draperies. of a room. six. would She looked at a silver candelabra not abandon it. She resolved not to be hasty. "This may that had ten branches. But the candelabra remained she as it was Then wandered into another room and touched a china lamb. four guesses. five. But Ozma. and then.

should not succeed. that seemed to have been formed from a It was all that remained of Ozma single emerald." said Dorothy. but in a low voice she pronounced the word "Ev. " Not so. well! persons transformed into ornaments. "As com- . Slowly. just In the throne room who had been a start ot sitting in anxious silence. the Scarecrow. The next may have twelve guesses. of Oz. instead of eleven. "But that is no reason one of you cheerfully." The rooms were quite empty ot lite after that. softly she crept forward until her hand contact with an object upon a small round She did not know what it was. Dorothy. For upon the edge of the table rested a pretty grasshopper. each gave dismay and stared into one another's eyes. The Nome King had gained a new ornament. for there are now twelve Well. and the Tin Woodman. % beyond the palace the Nome King suddenly looked up and smiled.Ozma came table. Which of you goes next?" go." answered the little monarch. in his pleasant voice. "So it seems." replied the Tin 180 "I'll Woodman. "Has she failed?" asked Tiktok. in of Oz her right arm outstretched before her. "Next!" he said.

it is my privilege to follow her and attempt her rescue. be careful." said the Scarecrow. IHI ." "But "I will." promised the Tin Woodman.The Eleven Guesses mander of Ozma's army. and then he followed the Nome King to the entrance to the palace and the rock closed behind him. then." "Away you go. old friend.

and each one. their little leader did not they to do next. and the knowledge that she was now an ornament in the Nome place King's palace in a dreadful. NomeKinq . began to fear he would soon be more ornamental than useful. creepy Without know what to spite ot all its magnificence. They were greatly disheartened by the failure of their girl Ruler. moment the his King re- turned to throne and relighted his pipe. down trembling private of the army./ ^~~^ r& Lauq a. and the rest of the little band of ad- venturers settled themselves for another long wait.Tie. 182 the .

" said the gen- "and I hate to lose him. six indignant at such a display of weakness. They gazed at each other with sinking hearts. wiping the tears of merriment from his "No one would ever believe he could make eyes. he. he! Ho. has become the funniest thing you can imagine." . It is your duty to follow your comto. greatly alarmed. "What are you crying tor?" asked the Scarecrow. but I just simply worit" of The Scarecrow looked King. enter the palace and make his said fiery throw him into one of my 183 furnaces. March!" "I'd like "I won't. Next!' such an amusing ornament. cried the general." said the general. He. go and find him. ha. ho. "He owed me eral. the Tin Woodman." doesn't guesses care I'll to "If he the jolly monarch. "Why." replied the King." declared the "Me!" mander. One of the generals began to weep dolefully. your friend. "Certainly.The Nome King Laughs Suddenly the Nome "Ha." shall "Then you Scarecrow. weeks back pay. course. ha! King began laughing. enauiringly at the Nome "Never mind. ho!" "What's happened?" asked the Scarecrow.

and he assumed an air of much importance. all of the twenty-six officers filed into the palace and made their guesses and became ornaments. however. all browned it in the furnaces and then ground fine. and found refreshing and not at most muddy. bearing a tray." yelled the gen"Where is the entrance go at once!" Meantime served to King ordered refreshments to be those waiting. 184 . but he wore a heavy gold chain around his neck to show that he was the Chief Steward of the Nome King. and even told his majesty not to eat too much cake late at night. I'm going. What the and again returned to await the result. no one can tell. Dorothy. and a colonel was forced to try his fortune. as quick as scat. and she was not afraid of being ill. of Oz Let me where is it? So the Nome King escorted him into the palace. it was not long general did.Ozma of course "I'll go! eral. but before the King called for the next victim. was not unlike the others that Dorothy had seen. and also she drank a cup of excellent coffee made af a richly flavored clay. and at his command a rudely the This Nome shaped Nome entered. so she ate several cakes and found them good. Thus. was hungry. or he would be ill. one after another.

having also eaten some to sleep at one side of the cave. whose turn it was to enter the fatal palace. motionless and as silent. and now. the little Kansas girl was now left alone with the Scarecrow. had gone they.The Nome King Laughs the party which had started upon this adventure. for the private was in no hurry to become an ornament and made his The Nome King. "Next!" called the King. They waited a long time. she tried to find some dark place in which to go to sleep. while upon the other side stood the Sawhorse. but ly of the cakes. who seemed guesses very slowly. She could still hear the chattering of those around was almost dark underneath the throne. Billina had became a mere thing of wood. Presently the hen espied a hollow underneath the King's rocky throne. 185 . and the private for all Of counsellors and companions. and crept into it unnoticed. Of course the CowardLion and the Hungry Tiger were still there. as it was long after bed-time. Tiktok. quietly walked around and picked up the crumbs of cake which had been scattered. shook hands with Dorothy and the Scarecrow and bade them a sorrowful good-bye. so that soon she had fallen fast asleep. but it portal. and the private. and passed through the rocky her.

all that took place in his beautiful rooms ot his palace. because it is under the earth's surface." said he." "You've no business to sit up so late. So the King was greatly pleased." replied the Steward.Ozma to of Oz know. and clapped his hands to summon his Chief Steward. where the sun does not shine. and of course he at once became an ornament." 186 . Indeed." said the "Is it King. "and be quick about these "Show guests to it. midnight. too. "and There is enough. for I'm dreadfully sleepy myself. so. tomorrow morning. "I love ornaments. it some of the sleeping apartments. we will all go to bed and leave the job to be finished in the morning." he commanded. neither night nor day in my kingdom." my part I'm going to was not long after this that the private made his last guess. But we have to sleep. "but I can wait until tomorrow to get more of them." so very late?" asked Dorothy. grew impatient finally and declared he would sit up no longer. and for bed in a few minutes. "You'll be as cross as a griffin gruffly. Ot course he guessed wrongly. just the same as the as that strikes me being late up-stairs people do. by some magical power. it is after "Why. as soon as that stupid private is transformed.


"True. Tiktok and the Sawhorse. and now it grieves me to know he has become an ornament." "He was al-ways an or-na-ment to so-ci-e-ty. the Tin Woodman. and calls him the funniest ornament in all the palace. dangerous adventures together." said Tiktok. and the Scarecrow and girl Tiktok the next although they never slept and The Sawhorse the Lion and the Tiger the third. but they had learned from experience to pass the time patiently and quietly. sadly: " I am in great sorrow over the loss ot my old We have had many comrade. but now the Nome King laughs at him.Ozma doorway into a long hall. since all their friends who were made of flesh had to sleep and did not like to be disturbed. hobbled after the Steward into a fourth room. When the Chief Steward had left them alone the Scarecrow remarked. of Oz His Majesty made no answer to this remark. Each night was rather a bore to the Scarecrow. and escaped them all. It will hurt my poor friend's pride to be . was given the first room. and is lost to me forever. to stand stiffly in the center of it until morning. and the Chief Steward led Dorothy through another from which several plain The little but comfortable sleeping rooms opened.

" decided Dorothy. Scarecrow. and the heavy slab of rock proved to be so thick that no sound could pass So Dorothy was torced to return to through it." "We must have left her in the room where the King's throne is." yellow hen is well able to take care ot hersaid he. ourin his the to-mor-row.The Nome King Laughs laughed at." said the do not remember seeing the yellow hen since she picked up the crumbs of cake. in a state of great anxiety." answered the Scarecrow. "Why. but try 189 . The Cowardly Lion stuck his head into her room "Yet I to try to console the girl for the loss ot her feathered friend. locked on the other side. will make voice. sadly. I thought she was with you." continued "We selves. Scarecrow. "so don't worry about her. her chamber. "Then what has become of her?" asked the girl. rath-er ab-surd or-na-ments. "The self. crying: "Where's ' Have you seen Billina? Is she here? "No." observed the machine. monotonous just then Dorothy ran into Billina? their room. and at once she turned and ran down the hall to the door through But it was fast closed and which they had entered.

" 190 . nevertheless. and weary day. spite become an orn'ment." prob'ly get lots of rest tomorrow. and you need to get all the sleep It rest. she lay down upon her couch. and in of all her worries was soon in the land of dreams. sleepily. said when I But Dorothy.O "I'll m o f O has been a long you can.

to speak the truth." "What!' so Billina. instead of allowing them to go one by one into the palace and of Ev guess which ornaments are the Queen and her children ? chant them all at ' 191 . in enraged a voice that it awoke who was " I asleep under his throne." didn't you en- "Why once. How dare you call me a fool ?" like " Because said the Steward.Ibrotlig Tries rave leanlime the Chief Steward had returned to the throne room. cried his Majesty. where he King: said to the "You are a fool to waste so much time upon these people.

" How could they all know Queen of Ev and her family are ornaments "But ot a royal purple color?' there are no other purple ornaments in the palace. however. had listened now chuckled softly to herself as she heard the "Still." continued the Steward. "There are many other colors." returned the King." Billina. roughly. "and for a long time. Take my Steward. too. it of it is Oz this more fun way. throne." serves to keep me amused to guess the Steward. you stupid rascal.Ozma "Why. "then you would aright. and the purple ones are scattered throughout the rooms. they will never think of choos- ing the purple ornaments. word for different shapes and sizes." "But suppose some of them happen "There replied the is no chance of their guessing aright." persisted lose your old ornaments and these new ones." said the Steward. "and it is still more foolish of you to transform the all those people from Oz into green ornaments. King disclose his secret. squatting under the and carefully to all this talk. with that the a laugh." monarch. and are of many it. you are acting foolishly by running the chance." "I did that because they 192 came from Emerald .


"Have your own way. remember that I told you so. for I am place. If your carelessness." said his Majesty. I want to enjoy the fun of tomorrow morning. and get another Nome to fill your Now follow me to my chamber. I am sure I would make a much wiser and better King than you are. cease your tiresome chatter!' commanded "Because you are the King. the Scarecrow and the machine I man?' 194 . I will send you to work in the furnaces. "And think.Dorothy Tries to be Brave City. and gives you so much other power. since you are the King. "Gray. I wore the magic belt And see that I am wakened early going to bed. think they will look quite pretty. But the very next time you become impudent. which enables you to work all your transformations. my Chief Steward you have an idea you can scold me as much as you please. transforming the rest of these people into ornaments." replied the King. getting angry again. ^ r Don't you The Steward gave an angry grunt. "and I had no green ornaI ments in my collection until now. mixed with the others." "But if you come to grief through he growled." "What color will you make the Kansas girl'' asked the Steward." Oh.

and begged to go into the palace and become an ornament." said the Steward. plump. "Rut ate seventeen bowls of porridge. eleven loaves of bread and twenty-one mince pies. Tiger complained bitterly that he was half starved. But. In the morning Dorothy and the Lion and Tiger were given their breakfast in their rooms. because they are died away." replied the beast. and Billina so ugly in real lite. I had just a what good is a bite. and then tucked her again and went to sleep.Dorothy "Oh. fat baby. "A baby. She fixed up some of her tail feathers that were not head under her wing straight. if I had one. they shall Tries to be Brave be of solid gold. "What more do you want?" demanded the King." Then that the the voices knew King and his Steward had left the room. and afterThe ward joined the King in his throne room. juicy. tender. my conscience 195 . fat Tiger. bite. I want a fat baby. a platter of fried sausages. of course. to a hungry tiger?" "Oh. so that he would no longer pangs of hunger." said the Hungry "A nice. suffer the "Haven't you had your breakfast?' asked the Nome "He full King.

Very soon.Ozma "Impossible!' of Oz to be "I'll would not allow me to cat it. my fun will be over. "that you are not so honest as you pretend to be. The Scarecrow agreed with him in that. to overturn When the pretty nick-nacks. So I'll have an ornament and forget my hunger." 196 ." "It seems to me. now. friends are gone." my "As care for that. Then his Majesty returned to his throne and puffed his pipe so contentedly that a small cloud of smoke formed tramped into the palace to above his head." Dorothy begged to be allowed to go first into the palace." said the Lion. who meet his fate. but Tiktok firmly maintained that the slave should face danger before the mistress. enter have no clumsy and break beasts all my palace. we have no business. rest of your friends are transformed you can return to the upper world." exclaimed the King. when our "So we do not much what becomes of us. 'so the Nome King opened the door for the machine man." said Dorothy. Bye and bye he said: "I'm sorry there are so few of you left. and then for amusement I shall have nothing to do but admire my new ornaments. and go about your business.




easy to

"How's that?" asked the King. "Why, you made us think it would be
guess what ornaments the people of

Ev were changed




declared the monarch, "if one



guesser. party are



appears that the

members of


poor guessers." Tiktok doing now?'

asked the

"Nothing," replied the King, with a frown. "He standing perfectly still, in the middle of a room."









"I iorgot to wind him up guesses has he made?


How many

"All that he
the King.



one," answered

"Suppose you go in and wind him up, and then you can stay there and make your own

"All right," said Dorothy. "It is my turn next," declared the Scarecrow. "Why, you don't want to go away and leave






do you?" asked the can wind up Tiktok,



so that he can


his last

well, then," said the Scarecrow, with a sigh.









Dorothy, and may good luck go

with you!

So Dorothy, trying to be brave in spite of her fears, passed through the doorway into the gorgeous



ot the palace. The stillness of the place her, at first, and the child drew short breaths,

and pressed her hand to her heart, and looked all around with wondering eyes. Yes, it was a beautiful place; but enchantments lurked in every nook and corner, and she had not yet grown accustomed to the wizardries ot these fairy countries, so different from the quiet and sensible

common-places of her own native


Slowly she passed through several rooms until she came upon Tiktok, standing motionless. It

seemed, then, that she had found a friend in this mysterious palace, so she hastened to wind up the machine man's action and speech and thoughts.

"Thank you, Dor-oth-y," were his first "I have now one more guess to make."
"Oh, be very


Tiktok; won't you?" cried


But the


King has

and he has
"I fear

set a trap for us.

us in his power, fear we are all lost."

he answered.
so, too," said



use in this case." " Do the best



"If Smith & Tin-ker had giv-en me a guess-ing clock-work at-tach-ment," continued Tiktok, "I But my might have de-hed the Nome King. thoughts are plain and sim-ple, and are not of much



shape you are

you can," said Dorothy, encouragyou tail I will watch and see what changed into."

So Tiktok touched a yellow glass vase that had daisies painted on one side, and he spoke at the same time the word "Ev." In a flash the machine man had disappeared, and although the girl looked quickly in every direction, she could not tell which of the many ornaments the room contained had a moment before been her faithtul triend and servant. So all she could do was to accept the hopeless task set her, and make her guesses and abide by the

"It can't hurt very much," she thought, "for I not haven't heard any of them scream or cry out

even the poor


Dear me!




Uncle Henry or Aunt Em will ever know I have become an orn'ment in the Nome King's palace, and must stand forever and ever in one place and
look pretty

when I'm moved

to be dusted.

It isn't








turn out, at



can't be helped."

She walked through all the rooms once more, and examined with care all the objects they contained; but there were so many, they bewildered

and she decided,

after all, as


could be only guess work at that the chances were much against her guessing

had done, the best, and

Timidly she touched an alabaster bowl and


"That's one

how am



anyhow," she thought. "But know which thing is enchanted, and


Next she touched the image of a purple kitten that stood on the corner of a mantel, and as she " pronounced the word Ev" the kitten disappeared, and a pretty, fair-haired boy stood beside her. At the same time a bell rang somewhere in the distance, and as Dorothy started back, partly in surprise and
partly in joy, the

one exclaimed:

"Where am



And who


And what
"I've really








"Done what?"

asked the boy.









"Saved myself from being an ornament," replied the girl, with a laugh, "and saved you from being
forever a purple kitten."


purple kitten?" he repeated.



a a

such thing." "I know,"

minute ago.

"But there was, Don't you remember standing on

corner of the mantel?'

203 . and could restore the little Prince to his sorrowing country. carrying with her the prize she had won in the person of the fair-haired boy. proudly. name is Evring. and after that I remember nothing at all.Dorothy " Tries I to a be Brave my one announced. trying to decide which object to choose next. as well. Evring. the King. Now she might return to the terrible Nome King in safety. the little girl was filled after all with joy and thankfulness to think that she had been able to save one member of the royal family of Ev. again. but after her first disappointment was over. Dorothy's further quest proved unsuccessful. for he liked the new companion he had found." said Dorothy. but he trotted along beside her very willingly. Little Evring could not imagine what she was doing. "But my father. and so was the fourth and the fifth." She seized the child's hand and eagerly hurried here and there." "A purple kitten can't be 'spected to remember." the am Prince of Ev. The third guess was another failure. and I'm going to brothers and sisters. and little Of course not. sold my mother and all her children to the cruel ruler of the Nomes. "But now you are yourself of your try to save some So come with me. and perhaps your mother.

o m o f O So she retraced her steps until she found the entrance to the palace. the massive doors of rock opened of their own accord. 204 . and as she approached. the allowing both Dorothy and Evring to pass portals and enter the throne room.

' tone of satisfaction: "Very good! " Who " ? is very good asked the Scareto crow. moody Then in a monarch exclaimed. in- deed. for he has now come a be- very neat ornament." " How about Dorothy ?" the Scarecrow enquired. 205 . Very neat. He won't need be wound up any more. the the two sat in silence tor several minutes.Billina frightens the Nome King when Dorothy had entered the palace to make her guesses and the Scarecrow was left with the Nome King. "The machine man.

as the yellow hen came from under the throne and strutted proudly about the room. but while he sat in gloomy reverie a shrill voice suddenly cried: " Kut." said the hen. ruffling her feathers and then shaking them into place. in a voice of fury. kut. nearly jumped he "Good gracious! What's that?" he yelled." said "And then she will join my the King. kut off his seat. pretty soon." The good Scarecrow was much distressed by the thought that his little friend was about to suffer the fate of Ozma and the rest of their party.' I guess. "What! "I lay eggs wherever I happen to be." said the Scarecrow. cheerfully. and it will be your turn. collection. angrily. kut ka-daw-kutt! ' ka-daw-kutt ! Kut." replied Billina.Ozma "Oh. kut. "I've just laid my egg. "Why. of Oz she will begin to guess. 206 . The Nome King was so startled. it's Billina. In my throne room! Laid an egg! How dare you do such a thing?" asked the King. " I've got a right to cackle. "What do you mean by making a noise like that?" shouted the King.

indignant- my world to the world on the as earth's surface. they are rank poison. in you came from." "I'll take the "I'm egg." "Well. bear this it. "I havn't any hands. he "I can't. feet into the air. that she laid yesterday. nervously. you'll have to declared Billina . "Under your throne." said The King jumped three the hen. and we Nomes one around. so anxious was he to get away from the throne. while his rockcolored eyes stuck out in great terror." Hearing this. dom. "Eggs belong only to the outside "Poison! well. There's one pocket now." "for I've laid "Where?" asked the King. where king- Here. said Billina. you know all strictly fresh and up to date." retorted the little monarch. can't bear them around." my underground I said." said Billina. eggs are warranted Poison. my 207 . making in a collection of Billina's eggs. "Take it away! Take it away at once!" shouted. I declare. indeed!" "You don't understand.Billma Frightens the "But thunder-ation! Nome King know that Don't you eggs are poison?" roared the King. the monarch hastened to put a good distance between himself and the Scarecrow." "I'll have ly." said the Scarecrow.

" said Billina to the Scarecrow." "Very promise. But how you touch the objects?" "With my claws. wouldn't you?" "But you shall have your way." said the King.Ozma "Stop!" of Oz throne for the who was about to reach under the egg when the hen suddenly cried: "What's wrong?" asked the Scarecrow. if I fail." He knelt down and reached underneath 208 ." said Billina. "and I can Also I speak the word <Ev' as plainly as anyone." said the hen. It will "A in my properly punish you for daring to lay an egg After the Scarecrow is enchanted presence. "Don't take the egg unless the King will allow me to enter the palace and guess as the others have done. "And." well. "You have my "you may the "Then. growled the King. "I can try. get the egg." pretty ornament you'd make. you will shall follow him into the palace." said Billina. you will have another ornament. "You re only a How could you guess my enchantments?" hen. must have the right to guess the enchantments of my friends. "Pshaw!" returned the King. I suppose. and to release them it I succeed.


By ricketty. it's I never too bad! thought she would do it.Ozma were in of Oz throne and found the egg." "Perhaps you will. calmly. shall make But no matter how foolish they are. and the King gave another nervous jump. well!" said he. "Well. and broken one of my neatest enchantments. and perhaps you won't. where your betters have failed. above the throne rang briskly. and down the room." has actually "Do us in I understand that she will enquired the his now return to safety?" wrinkling Scarecrow." "Done what?" asked the Scarecrow. fearing that if both eggs one pocket they would knock together and get broken. "the just then a bell girl done it. should you guess right. "I may surprise you by guessing right. "Of course. joyfully painted face into a broad smile. fretfully pacing up "I always keep my promises. which he placed in another pocket of his jacket. "She has made one guess that is right." said the King." murmured Billina. I an ornament of the yellow hen to replace the one I have just lost. with a rueful face. you stupid fowl?" 210 ." "How "Guessing right?" snapped the King.

But there was little time for the friends to talk. 211 . because the Scarecrow must now enter the palace. too. and he would have embraced Evring. leading the open and Dorothy Prince Evring by the hand. and shrank away from the painted Scarecrow because he did not yet know his many excellent qualities.Billina Frightens the Billina did not care to Nome King this answer question. in his delight. and a moment later the doors flew little entered. But the little Prince was shy. the girl with a close The Scarecrow welcomed embrace.


Billina." replied the hen. "It isn't easy to guess those orn'ments." said Dorothy. having guesses. "and it has been a very amusing performance. 213 my as . earnestly. except for the one good guess the Kansas girl made. and they both hoped he would manage to make at least one correct guess." said the King. said Billina.Billina Frightens the Nome King Dorothy's success had greatly encouraged him. "Oh. "But will be I you needn't go if you don't wish to. and let you off." "No you won't. I'd forgotten you. However. Stay with me. and he caused the opening that led to the palace to appear once more. not one did the poor Scarecrow guess aright. and only luck saved me from being one myself. you absurd feathered fool!" grumbled the King. he proved as unfortunate as the others except Dorothy. and the beautiful but terrible palace awaited it's next visitor." remarked the King. with a sigh of satisfaction. "I insist upon you promised." "Then go ahead. "Don't go. and although he took a good deal of time to select his objects. "It's all over. "It my turn. briskly. So he became a solid gold card-receiver." generous. now. is I am richer by a great many pretty ornaments.

if I am a chicken. fully. my dear. with a cluck that was meant for a laugh. I'm sure this little Prince will give us a home. but I'm no fool." declared the monarch." "Oh. "Hens are bothersome 214 . Billina. I won't say good-bye. thought"But if a Kansas farmer sold me to some one. "you haven't been a chicken in a long time. and marched through the entrance into Billina Then the enchanted palace. "I hope I've seen the last of that bird. Dorothy. "Don't worry." "Indeed I will. "I may not be human. with much dignity. seating himself again in his throne and mopping the perspiration from his forehead with his rock-colored handkerchief." your courage. I'm going." said Evring. Keep for I'll see a little later." that's true. you up gave several loud "cluck-clucks" that seemed to make the fat little King more nervous than ever. girl." replied "Perhaps the "and you said " "Never mind that. Not since you you've been grown up.O and we'll z m a of O z go back to the Land of Kv together. what would he call me? a hen or a chicken!' "You are not a Kansas farmer. Billina!" said Dorothy. because I'm coming back." cried Billina." answered Billina.

I'm sure. but she means 215 . but when they can Dorothy simply dreadful.Billina Frightens the Nome King talk they're enough at their best." said quietly." "Billina's my friend. "She not always be 'zactly well.' may polite.

examining everything she met with her sharp Billina had eyes. walked slowly over the rich velvet carpets of the splendid palace. a right to feel little impor- tant.Turple f\ . which was perhaps one 2'6 . make them she was of curious to behold all the magnificence of this underground palace. high and with an stepping air of importance. for she alone shared the Nome King's secret and knew how to tell the objects that were transformations from those that had never been alive. Green yellow vast hen. She was very sure that her guesses but before she began to would be correct.

stood before her. and found the entire ten scattered about the various The green ornaments she did not bother rooms. Finally." and a lovely lady. answered the drawing herself up proudly. and beautiful places in any fairy- As she went through the rooms she counted the purple ornaments. ing your age." "You're looking quite well. for she thought she could find them all when the time came. by 217 rights. nor imagine what had restored her to life. She at placed a claw upon this and and said "Ev. and although some were small and hidden in queer places. in her sharp voice." . for she could not remember her transformation. having made a survey of the entire palace and enjoyed its splendor. "Why.Purple. u Good morning." said Billina. to count. Billina spied them all. my name's Bill. ma'am. consider- "Who speaks?" demanded the Queen of Ev. The lady's eyes were round with astonishment for a moment. tall once the footstool vanished and slender and most beauti- fully robed. Green and Gold the most splendid land. the yellow hen returned to one of the rooms where she had noticed a large purple footstool.

" and perfectly kindly stranger?" asked the Queen. "Don't let their I'll condition make you unhappy." "Oh. z m a of O z of a who was now perched upon the back "although Dorothy has put scollops on it and made it Billina. except the little fellow you." said Billina. "What mean O Dorothy picked out. And the chances are that they have been good boys and girls for some time. children tell me.O hen. "Not at all. and you are a slave no longer. with of anguish. "Just at present they are out of mischief safe. because 218 soon have them crowding 'round to bother and . ma'am." returned the hen. striving to repress her anxiety. 1 where are my beg of you children?" and she clasped her hands in anxious the entreaty. with a graceful courtesy. for they can't even wiggle. "just as you have been all. because they couldn't help it." "Then I thank you for the gracious favor. "Don't worry. that is. a sob my poor darlings!" cried the Queen. "They're enchanted. my Queen." advised Billina." said "But. I've saved you from the Nome King. But the name doesn't matter. pecking at a tiny bug that was crawling over the chair back. chair.

are a favorite food with hens. "Evanna!" cried the Queen. had she been a real grasshopper instead of an emerald one. before they can hop away. and they usually must It be caught quickly. But Billina found the grasshopper hard and lifeless. and suspecting it was not good to eat she quickly dropped it instead of letting it slide down "I might have known better. "my own Evanna!" later she 219 A moment . and instantly For grasshoppers snapped it up in her sharp bill." She flew down from her perch and walked into As she passed the next room. and I'll show you how pretty they look. transformations. might easily have been the end of Ozma ofOz. if worry you as naturally as ever. the Queen following. and while the Queen watched her curiously the hen broke the Nome King's enchantment and a sweet-faced girl. "for where there is no grass there can be no her throat. whose golden hair fell in a cloud over her shoulders." she muttered to herself. a low table a small green grasshopper caught her Billina pounced upon it and eye." live This is probably one of the King's approached one of the purple ornaments. grasshoppers.Purple. stood beside them. you please. Green and Gold Come with me.

He was a grave and quiet youth. Qjjeen exclaiming and embracing for some time. much alike size. the yellow hen kept the good Evring. having restored all of the royal family of Ev to their proper forms. while the Princes were Of these Evrob. very except for the difference in in a row beside their happy mother. contentedly. who was older than his brother Indeed. Billina. Evella." said Billina. were gathered around the 220 . and before long all the twenty-six officers. all looking a good guesser. girl of to her Oz "Am bosom and covered "That's I all right. as well as the private. and afterwards a boy named Evardo. Evardo and Evroland. until rive Princesses and four Princes. these. Mr. Nome King? Well. Evirene and Evedna. Evanna. and would doubtless rule his people wisely and with justice.Ozma and she clasped the her face with kisses. whom the CHieen addressed as Kvrose. Evardo was the eldest and would inherit his father's throne and be crowned King of Ev when he returned to his own country. Evington. Evrose. The Princesses were now began to select the green ornaments which were the transformations of the She had little trouble in rinding people of Oz. I guess!" Then she disenchanted another girl. stood named.


"I must find Ozma. they could discover nothing more that was green. amd they were earnest in thanking her for saving them from the magic of the Nome King. I'm nearly as stupid as these Wait here for me. She is sure to be here. But the Queen. somewhere. greeting her as one high born princess greets another. and presently Ozma of Oz." said Billina. 222 . soldiers. being from Oz.Ozma owed their of Oz yellow hen. and of course she is So look around. you seek." course the grasshopper!' exclaimed "I declare. and help me in my search. joyfully congratulating her upon their release. however. you stupid green. The thirty-seven people who were now alive in the rooms of the palace knew very well that they freedom to the cleverness of the yellow hen." So she went into the room where she had seen the grasshopper. and I'll go back brave soldiers. as lovely and dainty as ever. said to the hen: "Mayhap. who had kissed all her nine children once more and could now find time to take an interest in what was going on." For a while. and get it. my gentle friend. "Now. it's it is the grasshopper whom "Of Billina. entered and approached the Queen of Ev.

for under the fairness and good nature he entrapped us we would have been forever enchanted had not our wise and clever friend. "The King mask of all." declared the 223 Scarecrow. Green and Gold "But where the Tin these courtesies are my friends. because the Nome King said he had been transformed into something tunny. search as they might. found a to save us. Woodman?' them solid asked the girl when had been exchanged. "The I don't exactly know Woodman is." gold. firmly. "and that is to return to the Nome King and oblige him to tell us what has become of our friend. were discovered and restored to their accustomed forms. in no place could they find a funny or- nament that might be Tin Woodman." said Ozma. up. the transformation of the "Only one thing can be done. being Ozma ornaments of shining gold. and soon the Scarecrow and the machine man. but eagerly assisted the hen in her quest." "Perhaps he won't." suggested Billina. "He must." replied is hunt Scarecrow is "I'll Billina." way "The King is a villain. the Scarecrow and Ruler." returned Ozma. But. the yellow hen. and has not treated us honestly. and so what the Tin Tiktok. at last.Purple. .

go back to the Nome King. rank after rank standing in orderly array. The twenty-seven officers and the private brought to say for himself. up the rear." started for the entrance." "Thank "Then. The electric lights upon their brows gleamed brightly. "I thought he was hon-est." "I do not think they should said Ozma.Ozma "His laugh is of Oz worse than another man's frown. be blamed if you are not quite perfect. Then came Tiktok. and the Scarecrow with Billina perched upon his strawstuffed shoulder. their battle-axes 224 . with a shudder. in her brisk little voice. mail-clad For the room was rilled with the warriors of the Nome King. and see what he has So they Ozma going first. As they reached the hall the doors flew open before them. but I was mis-tak-en." remarked Tiktok." replied Tiktok. said Billina. kindly. with the Queen and her train of little Princes and Princesses following." said the private. but then they all stopped and stared into the domed cavern with faces of astonishment and dismay." "Smith & Tinker made a very good job of you." "let us all you. but it is Smith & Tin-ker's fault if they some-times go wrong or do not work prop-er-ly. "My thoughts are us-u-al-ly cor-rect.

his with rage. But he neither face was distorted 225 . Instead. And little in the center of this terrible his army sat the King upon throne of rock. awaiting the word of command. smiled nor laughed.Purple. and most dreadful to behold. yet they remained motionless as statues. Green and Gold were poised as if to strike down their toes.

" '' When Rocketty-ricketts! the bell rang a second time the King shouted angrily. " Hippikaloric!" 226 . throne and smoked above the throne. which sounded whenever an enchantment was broken. began to ring. "Smudge and blazes!' and at a third ring he screamed in a fury. and the King gave a start of annoyance and exthe bell Then claimed. and the his Nome King a occupied his long pipe for a while in cheerful and contented mood.ScarecrowW5ns de Edlit -X ^-^ > had entered the palace Dorothy and EvBillina to await the ring sat down success or failure of her mission.

as he found that all his en- chantments were victims every one likely to be dispelled and his set free. but Ozma and her followers were being restored to their natural forms. he suddenly ran to the 227 .The Scarecrow Wins the Fight which must be a dreadful word because we don't know what it means. * ' was. but hopped out of his throne and all around the room in a mad frenzy. for her part. Dorothy was also amazed at Hillina's success. and she was so delighted that the antics of the angry King only made her laugh merrily. and the bell continued to ring. Then. but the King was now so violently enraged that he could not utter a word. also. After that the bell went on ringing time after time. so that he reminded Dorothy of a jumping-jack. she knew that not only the royal family of Ev. for she could not imagine how the yellow hen was able to guess correctly from all the be- wildering number of articles clustered in the rooms of the palace. and he roared at her like a savage beast. Hut after she had counted ten. for it announced the fact that Billina had transformed one more ornament into a 7 The girl living person. Perhaps the little monarch could not be more furious than he was before. but the girl's laughter nearly drove him frantic. filled with joy at e\ ery peal of the bell.

But both the Lion and Tiger snarled so fiercely and bared their strong. Dorothy had pressed back to one side of the cavern when the warriors entered. "they cannot leap beyond the places where they now stand. and then stood still until they were told what to do next." who attempt to touch the girl.Ozma little of summoned Oz his warriors. and marched up a winding the and into the throne room. and now she stood holding little Prince Evring's hand while the great Lion crouched upon one side and the enormous Tiger crouched an the other side. that the men drew back in alarm. sharp teeth so threateningly. When they had nearly rilled the throne room they formed ranks in the big underground cavern below. and a group of warriors sprang forward to obey. so that they can't open 228 "I'll enchant their jaws. answered the King. led by a stern featured Nome who was their captain." . them again." said the captain." bite those "But they can "I'll fix that. "Seize that girl!" shouted the King to his captain. "Don't mind them!" cried the Nome King. door that opened upon the balcony and gave whistle that the shrill At once doors in stairs army hied out of the gold and silver great numbers.

229 you know. right against his body." growled the Sawhorse. "now let us see you move." "We'll see about that. hind "Ow! Murder! Treason!" yelled who had been hurled against several of the his warriors "Who did that?' and was considerably bruised. well!" said the King. "I did. and at once he waved his hand toward the Sawhorse and "Aha!" he continued." replied the "Your magic will not work on wood. the ground." . but just then the Sawhorse ran up behind him and gave the tat monarch legs. and the King flew into the and who let him drop sitting flat upon upon "Well. muttered a magical word. you wooden mule!" But in spite of the magic the Sawhorse moved." replied the King. wonder?" "The captain. air Thump round fell bang ! came the wooden the head of his captain. ing surprised. a powerful kick with both his wooden King. I "Why is didn't my up and lookmagic belt work. that the fat little man could not get out of his way. or I'll kick you again. "You let Dorothy alone. creature made of wood. viciously. heels.The Scarecrow Wins He the Fight stepped out of the throne to do this. and he moved so quickly toward the King.

let the She can't escape us. in a loud voice. getting "Very well.Ozma "Ah." "That will be the end of me. You are my prisoners." The warriors. to his throne. now formed their ranks again. the doors that led to the palace flew open and the people of Ev and the people of Oz were disclosed to view. where the volcanic fires glow and the molten lava flows in every direction. and I will hurl you all into my underground dun- geons. and the air is hotter than blue blazes. guessed correctly my friends and I might depart in And you always keep your promises. astonthat At moment ished. from the Scare"You promised me that if I crow's shoulder. "You are my prisoners." "Go 'long!" answered Billina. "and so you may." safety. They paused. but you cansaid "I not leave my dominions. and the Sawhorse pranced across the room to Dorothy and took a position beside the Hungry Tiger." retorted the King. anyway. and the angry Nome "Surrender!' cried the King. the King. seated in their midst." said the . 230 all right. you might leave the palace in safety. girl of said Oz I'd forgotten that/' up and limping alone. who had been rather confused by these incidents. at sight of the warriors King.


it Would ' not fight we may get be well for us to avoid this If we grave danger? " Soldiers should not have heart disease. twirling his moustache thoughtfully. my brave soldiers. I believe. "Private soldiers are not. "For-ward march!' shouted the majors. 232 ." declared another general. and the slightest excitement might excited. kill us. "For-ward march!" yelled the colonels. is enough to reduce me to an ash-heap. unto death!' "Pardon me. with one voice." "Do so. "If your Royal Highness desires. "For-ward march!" cried all the generals. "but I find that I and my brother officers all suffer from heart disease. Most Royal Ozma. afflicted that way." "Do you surrender?" demanded the King. we will order our private to attack yonder warriors. sorrowfully. "No!' returned Billina Ozma. Then she said to her army: "Forward." replied Ozma. whispered something in the Scarecrow's ear that made him smile and put his hands in his jacket pockets. and fight for your Ruler and yourselves." said Ozma. boldly answering the King.O z m a of O z "One small blaze. blue or Scarecrow." replied one of her generals. green.

so he could see what was going on. so that the ten men in the first row. left it straight at struck him squarely in his eye. as eggs will. The captain ot the Nomes was so surprised by this sudden onslaught that he forgot to command at that the his And warriors to fight. but as he faced Ozma and his The Nome her friends the Scarecrow. private spear and dashed furiously upon the toe. so the warriors scrambled to their feet again. his face and hair and beard with its sticky contents. The time the private had knocked over another row of them. however. who stood in front of the private's spear.The Scarecrow Wins " For-ward the Fight the his march!' commanded leveled captains. as if aroused to action by valor of the private. King had left his grasp. and by that over like so many toy soldiers. J 233 where the and covered . and he was helpless to fight throne and pressed through his warriors to the front ranks. drew one ot Billina's the eggs from the It his right little jacket pocket and hurled monarch's head. egg smashed and scattered. the captain brought down his battle-axe with such a strong blow that the private's spear was Then shattered and knocked from any longer. tell spear could not go through their steel armor.

clawing with in a struggle to remove it. and before the monarch had managed to clear the egg away from his left eye the Scarecrow threw the second egg against his right eye. knocking over those who stood below them. so he stood still and howled and shouted and screamed in abject tear. where it The King was smashed and blinded him entirely. and perching herself upon the Lion's back the hen whispered eagerly to the girl: Get the Nome King's jeweled "Get his belt! It unbuckles in the back. they did run! The warriors fairly in their efforts to escape the fatal poison of that awful egg. Run for your lives!' shouted egg! an egg! the captain of the Nomes. Even while the King was still yelling for help his throne room became emptied of every one ot his warriors. belt! Quick. help!" screamed the King. unable to flee because he could not see which wav to run. and those who could not rush down the winding stair fell off the balcony into the great cavern beneath. his fingers at the egg. Billina flew over to Dorothy. While this was going on. in a voice of horror.Ozma "An And how tumbled over one another of Oz ' "Help. DorothyV ' quick! 234 .

Just then the Chief Steward rushed in with a sponge and a bowl of water. and while all master's face. where.She ran at obeyed. the party stood looking on. who was still trying to free his eyes from the egg. and in a twinkling she had unbuckled his splendid jeweled belt and carried it away with her to her place beside the Tiger and Lion. she fastened it around her own slim waist. and began mopping away the broken eggs from his In a few minutes. once behind the Nome King. the 235 King regained the . because she did not know what else to do with it.

236 . gone." into scorpions!" cried the his King. although I wonder why. angrily. and you. you plied are not wearing your after it?' magic belt. "What's wrong?' he asked. glare wickedly "I'll of first Oz you hay-stuffed are and the upon make you surler tor Don't you know dummy! Nomes? * thing he did was to the Scarecrow and exclaim: this." transform you all get them. Queen of Kv. helplessly. "I'll suspicion. "they don agree with you. so the King stopped and looked at them in surprise. over carefully." he cried.Ozma use of his eyes. and am ruined! Dorothy now stepped forward and said: " Royal Ozma. his It's rock colored face turned white as chalk. arms and mutter- But none of the people became scorpions." seem to "They were strictly tresh and above "You ought to be glad to said Billina. eggs poison t to "Really. " "It's gone. and began waving ing magic words. done with it? "Where ' is looking the King What have you The Nome King clapped and " I his hand to his waist." re- the Chief Steward. I welcome you and your people back to the land of the living. "Why." said the Scarecrow.

The we Fate of the Tin Woodman Billina has saved will leave this as poss'ble. the Queen of Ev and Prince EvThe mother had taken the little Prince in ring. which was led by the voices of But the Nome the Scarecrow and the private." replied Dorothy." "but I had no guessing the Tin Woodman. and everyone followed her except the Nome King. and return to Ev as soon While the child spoke they could all see that she wore the magic belt." "Nor I. will help us to hnd our dear old friend. and now drea'ful place. He crept back onto his King did not join them. clew to guide me in I must have missed him." belt. I Dorothy. "said Ozma to Dorothy. so said "We will go back into the rooms. and a great cheer went up from all her friends. "This magic am sure." So she re-entered the palace." said Billina. quickly. "and without him I do not wish to go away. the Tin Woodman. and lay there bitterly bemoaning his defeat. 237 . "Wasn't he ' in the palace? "He must be there. "But we have not yet found my faithful follower. throne like a whipped dog." you from your troubles. the doors of which still stood open.

so Dorothy went into another room and repeated it. need to do is to walk out the way that we came in. to resume his proper shape. But the others went with Dorothy. followed this attempt. seeing that they had met with failure. the King. as she had seen the King do. " But how can you escape. they are with you. and commanded the Tin Woodman. and so through all the rooms of the palace." keep the belt." answered the girl. my belt." "Easily 238 . whatever form he might No result then have. where Sadly they returned to the throne room. saying: "You do not know how to use of no use to you* will Give it back let you go free you and all the people who came As for the royal family of Ev." said Dorothy. "All we enough. for he was her youngest born. nor could they imagine which among the thousands of ornaments was their trans- formed friend. and when she came to the middle of the first room the girl waved her hand. I and shall remain here. without my consent?" shall asked the King. Yet the Tin Woodman did not appear to them. so to me and I it is my slaves. jeered at Dorothy.Ozma of Oz her lap and was fondling and kissing him lovingly.


"Why. will you ever be able to leave this place in safety. for we will be in his power. "I command The King was amazed. Only by keeping the belt." proposed the King." Dorothy hesitated.O ' z m a of O z "Oh. all the others over- then. that's all. but Billina cried out: "Don't you do it! If the Nome King gets the belt again he will make every one of ~us prisoners. however. were we unable to discover the Tin Woodman?" asked Ozma. eagerly. and joyed. girl. but could not discover the place. if the belt obeys you. "See here. "give me the belt. for it had long since been closed. her hand toward the seemingly solid wall of the cavern and said: They all the passage to open!' Instantly the order was obeyed. and I will tell you what shape the Tin Woodman was changed into. DorShe waved othy." 240 . "Well." said Dorothy. where is the passage through which you entered this room ? looked around. the opening appeared and the passage lay plainly before them. is it?" sneered the King. would not be dismayed. and then you can easily find him. Dorothy. "I can't imagine.

the Fin Woodman.The I Fate of the Tin is Woodman "But "I think that true. Let Dorothy transform the King into a goose-egg unless he agrees to go into the palace and bring out to us the ornament which is our friend Nick Chopper. due to my excellent brains. dreadful ! "How ocooooooooo r 24! . have another idea." "A goose-egg!" echoed the horrified King." said the Scarecrow.

"The Tin Woodman is "He's gone!" he said. ground cavern and see the sunshine once more. But when the Nome King came back he brought nothing with him except a puzzled and anxious upon his tace. because I've done the best I could. for he did not want to be a goose-egg. "You can see for yourself that Dorothy is able to use the magic belt all right. and But he is not there." "Are you sure?" asked Ozma. with a joyful chuckle. he went into the palace to get the ornament which it The Nome King thought was the transformation of the Tin Woodman. and his return with considerable imthey all awaited for they were anxious to leave this underpatience. "for I know just what I transformed him into.O z m a of will O z "Well. "I'm very sure." were all silent for a time. sternly. over and finally conSo sented. and then Dorothy They said: "There is no use punishing the 242 Nome King any . a goose-egg you fetch us the ornament we be unless you go and want." answered the King. nowhere in the palace. exactly where he expression please don't change me into a goose-egg." declared Billina." added the Scarecrow. trembling. and stood.

with their swords and spears and axes raised to strike down the fugitives as soon as they drew near enough. wiping the tears from his eyes with his gold-laced coat sleeve. and so Ozma gave the order to begin the march through the passage." "If he is not here. sadly. but it did him no good. what has become of him. we cannot rescue him. Very sorrowfully they determined to return to the upper world without their former companion. for when Dorothy saw the danger they were in she stopped and waved her hand and whispered a The army went command to the 243 magic belt. Ozma. and I'm 'fraid we'll have to go away without our friend.The Fate of the Tin Woodman more. They left the Nome King scowling at them from his throne. Evidently the Nome King had made this last attempt to prevent their escaping him. the Scarecrow and Tiktok." agreed I "Poor Nick! wonder the Scarecrow." "And he owed me six weeks back pay!" said one of the generals. and had no thought of danger until Ozma chanced to look back and saw a large number of the warriors following them in full chase. . first. Billina. and then the royal family of Ev. and afterward came Dorothy.

O m a o f O Instantly the foremost warriors became eggs. which rolled upon the floor of the cavern in such numbers that those behind could not advance with- out stepping upon them. when they saw the all desire to advance departed from the wareggs. and refused to go back again. and they turned and fled madly into the cavern. had no farther trouble in reaching the end of the passage. and soon were standing in the outer air upon the gloomy path between the friends 244 Our . But. riors.

The giant paused. pass between his cast-iron 245 . But the way to Ev lay plainly before them. we pass the monstrous man asked the Queen. thus allowing the entire party to legs in safety. Dorothy rode the Sawhorse. and they fervently hoped that they had seen the last of the Nome King and of his dreadful palace. who rode upon the back of the Tiger. The children of the The Queen walked behind / her.The Fate of the Tin Woodman two high mountains. way began come ' in and more of between the two mounto lighten And thump! road. mounted on the Cowardly Lion. while the Scarecrow walked and commanded the armv in the absence of the Tin Woodman. before long they heard the thump! of the giant's hammer "thump! upon the of iron?" "How may dren. anxious for the safety of her chil- But Dorothy solved the problem by a word to the magic belt. and the Queen of Kv. Presently the the sunshine to tains. hand in hand. with his hammer held motionin less the air. cavalcade was led by Ozma.

rock-colored the Nomes on mountain side now r they were silent and respectful. impudent laughter. by their the at. __ .T\ /T> ^ there were any shitting. Soon the Lion and the Tiger were harnessed to the beautiful chariot. as before. On the other side they found Kvring preferred 246 to ride with Dor- . in which was enough room for Ozma and the Queen and six of the royal children.The. Really to Nomes had nothing laugh O/ma's golden chariot. Little since the defeat of their King. standing as they had left it. for our adventurers were not annoyed. . Kind o CJ s-> rv .

upon the head of the wooden steed. "and it anything ever happened to poor Nick Chopper he was always easily soldered. tin is an excellent material. dampness ot the underground kingdom of the Nomes. and the sunshine fell them and drive away from their bodies the chill and they gulf. which seemed not to mind the added weight in the least. But it breaks my heart to leave him behind." the Scarecrow fine "He was a hastened to say." fel-low. The Prince had recovered from his shyness and had become very fond of the girl who had rescued him." said the Scarecrow to Tiktok. to warm hay. "I would be quite content. "were only the Tin Woodman with us.The King of Ev which had a long back. 247 . "although his ma-ter-i-al was not ve-ry du-ra-ble. and now they carpet carried them all began to pass the trees. and the boy was full of wonder that a hen could talk." "Oh. and the breeze that was wafted to them from the farms of Ev was spicy with flowers and new-mown full upon them. so they were fast friends and chatted pleasantly toBillina was also perched gether as they rode along. in which birds were singing." replied Tiktok. and the say such sensible things. came to When Ozma's magic over in safety. othy upon the Sawhorse.

"That's my whistle. ' You may be sure the royal children of Kv and their Queen mother were delighted at seeing again their. be the polished gentleman that friend. z and was Besides. made of cop-per." said Prince Evring.O z m a of wound O up." "I some-times wish. The whistle was in the tail 248 of the pig. . he did not have to be not liable to get out of order. beloved country." re- now and But I can never my poor departed Tin Woodman. and when the towers of the into view they could not forbear cheering at the sight. as It is hard to be you are. holding it out his hand. "that I was stufted with straw." "I have no reason to complain of my A little fresh straw. then. made of and painted green. makes me as good as new. was so palace of Ev came overjoyed whistle from his pocket and blew a shrill blast that made the Sawhorse leap and prance in sudden alarm. the lot. was. who had been 1 obliged to flutter her wings in order to keep her seat upon the head of the frightened Sawhorse. plied the Scarecrow. riding in front of that he took a curious tin Dorothy." said Tiktok. upon It tin was in the shape of a little fat pig. "What is that?' asked Billina. Little Evring.

"Where while Dorothy was making her guesses. " 249 ." answered the little Prince. I picked it up in the Nome King's palace. with her bright eyes. Billina laughed.T h e K ing o f E did you get it?" asked the yellow hen. I couldn't find the Tin Woodman. and in I put it my pocket. or the King couldn't find him. or at least she cackle that served her tor a made the peculiar "No wonder she said." and no wonder the magic belt didn't make him appear. either! laugh. closely examining the toy "Why.

and reaching out a claw she touched the whistle and said "Ev." Billina. "But it's all right. so surprised and de- him again." "I want "You my cry. now. of Oz Rvring. the Prince had him in his pocket. throwing an arm around her old friend and hugging him tight in her joy. then. "Hush!" cautioned Billina. "What do you mean?" questioned Dorothy.Ozma cackling again. and Tiktok squeezed lighted was he to see the Tin Woodman's hand so earnestly that he dented some of his fingers." said the Tin Woodman. the first time since I was made of tin." cried little "I only "Well. "Why." answered the girl." The Scarecrow had fairly thrown himself upon the bosom of his old comrade. "I did not!" protested took the whistle. bewhistle ginning to lost." have been enchanted. "The is but you may have another when you get home." returned the hen." Swish! afternoon. for I do not "Good remember our leaving the Nome King. takand bowing to Dorothy and ing off his funnel cap "I think I must have been asleep for the Prince. Then 250 they had to make way . watch me. whistle!" said the little Prince.


There was much shouting and cheering. King Evardo FifHe is fifteen years of age. palace. 252 them: . and the threw flowers in their path. Then balcony Queen took her overlooked said to eldest son out upon a the crowd oi subjects and gathered below. "Here is your future ruler. has fifteen silver teenth. to welcome welcome the tin man. and every- Before long the cavalcade arrived at the royal where a great crowd of people had gathered their Queen and her ten children.Ozma for of Oz Ozma to caught sight body was delighted and happy. and his sudden recovery after he was lost to them forever was they had thought indeed a pleasant surprise. and every face people wore happy smile. and the army of him and set up a cheer. where she was admiring one of one with rich chestnut hair. dreamy walnut eyes and a shapely hickorynut a She was very glad to be relieved of her duties to the people of Ev. and the Queen graciously permitted her to retain her rooms and her cabinet ot heads as long the that as she lived. her handsomest heads nose. in her They found the Princess Langwidere mirrored chamber. For the Tin Woodman was a great favorite with all who knew him.

. and he bowed gratefully to all his subjects and then went away to see if he could find any So the Queen placed a big cake in the royal pantry. and that evening the yellow hen was publicly presented with a beautiful necklace of pearls Queen mother. Dorothy. who owed and sapphires.T h e K i n g is o f E buckles on his jacket and rule the land of Ev." the fifteenth Evardo to The people shouted and even their approval fifteen times. Ozma of Oz and her people. crown of gold. were present. set with rubies. and threw an ermine robe over his shoulders. the Wheelers. upon Evardo's head. Tiktok and the Billina. and proclaimed him King. some ot whom loudly promised to obey the new King. as a token of esteem from the new King. were splendidly entertained by all as well as her happiness to their kind offices.

so he couldn't worry any more than he did if she stayed away from him So she would go to Oz. There was no greater chance of her getting home from Kv than from Oz. 254 .decided to accept Ozma's invitation to return with her to the Land of Oz. and the King promised Ozma that he would ever be a while longer. and the little girl was anxious to see once more the country where she had encountered such wonderful adventures. and had probably given her up for lost. By this time Uncle Henry would have reached Australia in his ship. They bade good-bye to the people of Ev.

Ozma also invited Billina to visit the Land of Oz. For Ozma of Oz ruled the King of the Munchkins. King of the Winkies. And then they approached the edge Oz any of the dangerous desert. at the border and the King of the Munchkins and welcomed Ozma with great respect. to They began the trip across the desert the morning. which at once unrolled far enough for all of them to walk upon it without being crowded. go where early in and the yellow hen was glad enough new sights and scenes awaited her. the King of the Quadlings and the King of the Gillikins just as those kings ruled their own people. claiming to be Dorothy's faithful follower because he belonged to her.The Emerald City grateful to her and render the Land of service that might lie within his power. and before they started the girl wound up his machinery as far as possible. had been permitted to join the party. and wooded hills it of the in They entered the Munch kin met them territory. and as they stopped only long enough for Billina to lay her daily egg. being very pleased by her safe return. and this supreme ruler of the 255 . Tiktok. and the copper man stepped off as briskly as any one of them. and Ozma threw down the magic carpet. before sunset they espied the green slopes beautiful Land of Oz.

and they were well pleased to see the little Kansas girl again. your Highness. Ozma accepted a bowl of milk from the hands of a pretty dairy-maid. Emerald City. Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. which was in the exact center of the four kingdoms of the Land of Oz. travelling over a road of yellow called brick that led straight to the jewel-studded gates. as Jinjur And Dorothy looked dropped a low curtsy. and to hail joyfully the Scarecrow. remembered some of the people. The Munchkin king entertained them at his palace that night.Ozma the of Oz Land of Oz the lived in a great town of her own. who had once assembled an army of women and driven the Scarecrow from the throne of the Emerald City. who were popular favorites. too. and in the morning they set out for the Emerald City. the people turned out to Everywhere greet their beloved Ozma. it's Jinjur isn't it!' "Yes. where they stopped to refresh themselves. Then she looked at the girl more closely. and exclaimed: the "Why. At one place. 256 . wonderingly at this lively appearing person. and showered her with compliments and good wishes. Dorothy. who had befriended her on the occasion of her hrst visit to Oz." was the reply.

"The foolish I man would upon milk milking the red cow when the white one. am sure. "and now I am happy and con- tented and willing to lead a quiet life and mind my own business. calmly. nursing a black eye." 257 . "I've married a Jinjur to man who owns nine cows." said Ozma." replied finjur." "Where is your husband?" " asked Ozma. but he will I wanted him to know better next time.The Emerald City and even fought a battle with the powerful army of Glinda the Sorceress. insist He is in the house.

and a and many officers crowd of citizens in their holiday attire. in this country are a number of youths who do not like to work. they came in sight of a large building that was covered with flags and bunting. You see." replied cently." they came in sight of the Emerald City. "I don't remember that building. and the people flocked out to greet their lovely ruler. was escorted by a brilliant procession to her royal city. It keeps him busy. and so great was the cheering that she was obliged to constantly bow to the right and left to acknowledge the greetings the beautiful Thus Ozma of her subjects. "What is it?" "That is the College of Art and Athletic Per- fection. Oz and after cross- moved on ing a broad river on a ferry and passing many fine farm houses that were dome shaped and painted a green color." said Dorothy. "I had it built quite re- Woggle-Bug is it's president. And now There were several bands and officials of the realm. That evening there was a grand reception in the 258 .Ozma Then the party pretty of again. and the young men who attend the college are no worse off than they were before. and the college is an excellent place for them. and the Ozma.


Then were and were served on golden Tiger also had seats. read kingdom. and at her right and Billina at her sat upon a golden roost and ate down from a jeweled placed the Scarecrow. that held a half a bushel at one time. who was a little overan address congratulating Ozma of Oz upon the success of her generous mission to rescue the royal family of a neighboring active. i . and the Tin Woodman axe studded with diamonds. put Dorothy where the hen to a splendid feast.and Pumpkinhead. at the lower end of the table.Ozma jack ripe but still of Oz attended by the most important persons royal palace. of Oz. Dorothy was presented with a pretty coronet and made a Princess of Oz. and the Lion and the platter. and Tiktok received two bracelets set with eight rows of very clear and sparkling emeralds. because they The twenty-six officers were did not require food. Then magnificent gold medals stones were set with precious of the twenty-six presented to each was given a new officers. . and the Scarecrow received a silver jar of complexion powder. clatters. The wealthiest and most 260 important citizens ol . with baskets of lovely flowers before them. the Tin Woodman and Tiktok. Afterward they sat Ozma left.

" replied the Tin Woodman." replied one of the generals. saluting his officers and the royal Ozma very respectfully. and they were assisted by a sprightly little maid named Jellia Jamb. "I believe there are three. "Have we any "Oh. he is is the private?' sweeping out the barracks." The private is now entered. Omby Amby. During the feast know Ozma grew thoughtful. altogether.The Emerald City Emerald City were proud to wait upon these famous adventurers." 261 . and suddenly she asked: "Where "Oh. other privates in the armies?' yes." said the girl ruler." answered the private. "Omby Amby." said she." "Let him be sent While they waited she enquired: for. my man?" asked the girl. your name. for this to be command obeyed. who was busy eating a leg of a "But I have ordered him a dish of bread turkey. whom the Scarecrow pinched upon her rosy cheeks and seemed the to very well. "Then. "I promote you to be Captain General of all the armies of my kingand especially to be Commander of my Body dom. and molasses to eat when his work is done. "What Guard at the royal palace.

private was given a seat where the other officers welcomed him cordially.O "It is m o f O very expensive to hold so many offices." " I have no said the private." shall "You be supplied from the royal treasury." Ozma. hesitating. Jamb exclaimed: The Hungry "There is nothing more to eat! Tiger has consumed everything!' "But that is not the worst of it." declared the "Somewhere or somehow. I've Tiger. mournfully. money with which said to buy uniforms. and the feasting and merriment were resumed. Suddenly Jellia actually lost my appetite!' 262 . Then the at the table.

to please interest the little Kansas Many new ac ac- quaintances were formed and many old ones renewed. she noticed hanging upon the wall a picture which constantly changed in One appearance. at one time showing a meadow and at another time a forest. however. who delighted and girl. and wherever she went Dorothy found friends. 263 . as she sat in Ozma's private room. herself among day. a lake or a village.Doro tliu's 3 M ^ passed several very happy weeks in the Land of Oz as the guest ot the royal Ozma.

Oz watching she exclaimed." said the girl. "that is really a wonderful inIf I wish to see vention in magic. after "Yes." I thy." the picture at once shifted to Australia. eagerly. "Now Dorowonder what said Uncle Henry doing. and plainly. is The scene in 264 ." "May I use it?" asked Dorothy. with a sigh of relief." said Ozma. The hired men and the teams were in the harvest fields behind the house. remembered farmhouse appeared Aunt Em could be seen quite She was engaged in washing dishes by the kitchen window and seemed quite well and contented. "Everything seems all right at home. was lying fast asleep in the sun. Toto. any part of the world or any person living. I need only express the wish and it is shown in the picture. and the corn and wheat seemed to the child to be in prime condition. where. in a pleasant room in Sydney. the side porch Dorothy's pet dog. and to her surprise old On Speckles was running around with a brood of twelve new chickens trailing after her." "Then I'd like to see the old Kansas farm.Ozma "How curious!' the shitting scenes for a few of moments. my dear. "Of course. Instantly the well in the picture. and Aunt Em.

wouldn't it "I think so. "How and advise me how to get Uncle Henry.Dorothy's Magic Belt Uncle Henry was seated in an easy chair. "I don't know." Ozma readily agreed to this plan and caused the Sawhorse to be harnessed to a pretty green and pink phaeton." replied Glinda. with a smile. in an anxious voice. and the two girls rode away to visit the famous sorceress. "if I ever wanted to come back here again. I must go to him at once!' can you?" asked Ozma. "but let us go to Glinda the Good. "And then. the bring me." replied Dorothy. Ozma. "I have the magic belt. I'm sure she will help me. "I'm sure Uncle Henry isn't getting any better." 265 belt would . Glinda received them graciously. solemnly He looked sad and lonely." said the little "If buckled it around my waist and comgirl." continued Dorothy. and his hair was now quite white and his hands and face thin and wasted. and it's because he is worried about me. "Oh!" cried Dorothy. you know. and listened to to Dorothy's story with attention. smoking his briar pipe. I manded do it?" it to take me to Uncle Henry. dear.


" "Then. magic belt in that said way." "What would become "It would be lost. and no one would ever see it It seems too bad to destroy the use of the again.Dorothy's Magic Belt "In that you are wrong." said the sorceress. because it was made in fairyland. after a moment's thought. were you to wear belt has magical and wish yourself in Australia. or the Land fairy country." "That is a wise plan. then Ozma would know that the little Kansas girl wanted to revisit the Land of Oz. But you would not find the magic belt around you when you arrived at your it destination." replied Glinda. And. and by means of the Nome 267 . "I will give the magic belt to Ozma. doesn't it?' Dorothy. for she can use And she can wish me transit in her own country. "The powers only while it is in some such as the Land of Oz. if she saw Dorothy make a certain signal. Indeed. So they rode back to the Emerald City. my little friend. were your silver shoes when you visited Oz before. ported to Uncle Henry without losing the belt. as of it?" asked the girl. of Ev. with your uncle. and on the way it was arranged that every Saturday morning Ozma would look at Dorothy in her magic picture. wherever the little girl might chance to be. the wish would doubtless be fulfilled.

simply. and I must say. preferred the Land of Oz to any other country. my humdrum world again. Dorothy. Dorothy kissed Ozma once more. This Dorothy knew that the machine man would never do for a servant in a civilized country. Dorothy bade Tiktok wanted to go good-bye to all her friends. and every one except Billina thought it was right that she should go. on the contrary.Ozma King's stantly return. my dear. too. and then 268 new . "and there are plenty of them. So here I shall end days. and refused to accompany to Australia." said Dorothy. but Dorothy." declared the yellow hen. Billina. in Ozma's care. All Dorothy's friends of the Land of Oz both old and shaking. The bugs and ants that I find here are the finest flavored in the world." "Uncle Henry needs me. gathered in a group in front of the and to wish palace to bid her a sorrowful good-bye After much hand her long life and happiness. of Oz in- magic belt would wish that she might having been agreed upon. that you are very foolish to go back into that stupid. and the chances were that his So she left him machinery wouldn't work at all.

" Then the little girl stood on one of the big emeralds which decorated the courtyard. Nome sorry to leave Tin and the and the Scarecrow you Woodman and the Cowardly Lion and and everybody but I do want my So good-bye. when I wave my handker"Now. and after 269 Tiktok and Uncle Henry! . I'm aw'fly chief. all of you. please wish me with Uncle Henry.Dorothy's Magic Belt handed her the King's magic belt. saying: dear Princess.

And you and take care of you. "I wasn't drowned to nurse at all." said Dorothy. 170-32 23-04 270 .o m at o f O looking once again her handkerchief. Uncle Henry. "I'm better already. each of her friends. and you must promise to get well as I've as come soon poss'ble." said he. niece my darling." his little Uncle Henry smiled and cuddled close in his lap. waved "No.


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