The marvelous land of oz by l. frank baum

Title: The Marvelous Land of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum

Author’s Note

AFTER the publication of “The Wonderful Wizard of OZ” I began to receive
Letters from children, telling me of their pleasure in reading the story and
Asking me to “write something more” about the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman.
At first I considered these little letters, frank and earnest though they
Were, in the light of pretty compliments; but the letters continued to come
During succeeding months, and even years.

Finally I promised one little girl, who made a long journey to see me and
Prefer her request, – and she is a “Dorothy,” by the way – that when a
Thousand little girls had written me a thousand little letters asking for
The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman I would write the book. Either little
Dorothy was a fairy in disguise, and waved her magic wand, or the success of
The stage production of “The Wizard of OZ” made new friends for the story.
For the thousand letters reached their destination long since – and many
More followed them.

And now, although pleading guilty to long delay, I have kept my promise in
This book.


Chicago, June, 1904

To those excellent
good fellows
David C.
Frank A. Stone
whose clever
personations of
Tin Woodman
and the
have delighted
thousands of
throughout the land,
this book is
gratefully dedicated

Tip Manufactures Pumpkinhead 7

The Marvelous Powder of Life 15

The Flight of the Fugitives 29

Tip Makes an Experiment in Magic 39

The Awakening of the Saw-horse 47

Jack Pumpkinhead’s Ride

to the Emerald City 59

His Majesty the Scarecrow 71

Gen. Jinjur’s Army of Revolt 83

The Scarecrow Plans an escape 97

The Journey to the Tin Woodman 109

A Nickel-Plated Emperor 121

Mr. H. M. Woggle-Bug, T. E. 135

A Highly Magnified History 147

Old Mombi indulges in Witchcraft 159

The Prisoners of the Queen 169

The Scarecrow Takes Time to Think 181

The Astonishing Flight of the Gump 191

In the Jackdaw’s Nest 201

Dr. Nikidik’s Famous Wishing Pills 219

The Scarecrow Appeals to Glinda the Good 231

The Tin-Woodman Plucks a Rose 247

The Transformation of Old Mombi 257

Princess Ozma of Oz 265

The Riches of Content 279

Tip Manufactures a Pumpkinhead

In the Country of the Gillikins, which is at the North of the Land of Oz,
Lived a youth called Tip. There was more to his name than that, for old
Mombi often declared that his whole name was Tippetarius; but no one was
Expected to say such a long word when “Tip” would do just as well.

This boy remembered nothing of his parents, for he had been brought when
Quite young to be reared by the old woman known as Mombi, whose reputation,
I am sorry to say, was none of the best. For the Gillikin people had reason
To suspect her of indulging in magical arts, and therefore hesitated to
Associate with her.

[Line-Art Drawing]

Mombi was not exactly a Witch, because the Good Witch who ruled that

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The marvelous land of oz by l. frank baum