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Rinkitink in Oz
L. FRANK BAUM
The Road to Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, The
Emerald City of Oz, The Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz,
The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Tik-Tok of
Oz, The Scarecrow of Oz
JOHN R. NEILL
The Reilly & Britton Co.
INTRODUCING THIS STORY
Here is a story with a boy hero, and a boy of whom you have never before heard. There are girls in the story, too, including our old friend Dorothy, and some of the characters wander a good way from the Land of Oz before they all assemble in the Emerald City to take part in Ozma's banquet. Indeed, I think you will find this story quite different from the other histories of Oz, but I hope you will not like it the less on that account.
If I am permitted to write another Oz book it will tell of some thrilling adventures encountered by Dorothy, Betsy Bobbin, Trot and the Patchwork Girl right in the Land of Oz, and how they discovered some amazing creatures that never could have existed outside a fairyland. I have an idea that about the time you are reading this story of Rinkitink I shall be writing that story of Adventures in Oz.
Don't fail to write me often and give me your advice and suggestions, which I always appreciate. I get a good many letters from my readers, but every one is a joy to me and I answer them as soon as I can find time to do so.
L. Frank Baum
Royal Historian of Oz
LIST OF CHAPTERS
1 The Prince of Pingaree 17 2 The Coming of King Rinkitink 29 3 The Warriors from the North 44 4 The Deserted Island 56 5 The Three Pearls 71 6 The Magic Boat 92 7 The Twin Islands 109 8 Rinkitink Makes a Great Mistake 127 9 A Present for Zella 142 10 The Cunning of Queen Cor 153 11 Zella Goes to Coregos 167 12 The Excitement of Bilbil the Goat 175 13 Zella Saves the Prince 180 14 The Escape 192 15 The Flight of the Rulers 210 16 Nikobob Refuses a Crown 216 17 The Nome King 226 18 Inga Parts with his Pink Pearl 237 19 Rinkitink Chuckles 265 20 Dorothy to the Rescue 275 21 The Wizard Finds an Enchantment 281 22 Ozma's Banquet 291 23 The Pearl Kingdom 301 24 The Captive King 307
The Prince of Pingaree
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