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The Glass Dog The Glass Dog

The Glass Dog
An accomplished wizard once lived on the top floor of a tenement house and passed his time in thoughtful study and studious thought. What he didn't know about wizardry was hardly worth knowing, for he possessed all the books and recipes of all the wizards who had lived before him; and, moreover, he had invented several wizardments himself.This admirable person would have been completely happy but for the numerous interruptions to his studies caused by folk who came to consult him about their troubles (in which he was not interested), and by the loud knocks of the iceman, the milkman, the... Short Stories - Post by : Yoon_Ho_Um - Date : August 2010 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2606

The Box Of Robbers The Box Of Robbers

The Box Of Robbers
No one intended to leave Martha alone that afternoon, but it happened that everyone was called away, for one reason or another. Mrs. McFarland was attending the weekly card party held by the Women's Anti-Gambling League. Sister Nell's young man had called quite unexpectedly to take her for a long drive. Papa was at the office, as usual. It was Mary Ann's day out. As for Emeline, she certainly should have stayed in the house and looked after the little girl; but Emeline had a restless nature."Would you mind, miss, if I just crossed the alley to speak a word to... Short Stories - Post by : mccluskey - Date : August 2010 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1326

The Scarecrow And The Tin Woodman The Scarecrow And The Tin Woodman

The Scarecrow And The Tin Woodman
There lived in the Land of Oz two queerly made men who were the best of friends. They were so much happier when together that they were seldom apart; yet they liked to separate, once in a while, that they might enjoy the pleasure of meeting again.One was a Scarecrow. That means he was a suit of blue Munchkin clothes, stuffed with straw, on top of which was fastened a round cloth head, filled with bran to hold it in shape. On the head were painted two eyes, two ears, a nose and a mouth. The Scarecrow had never been much... Short Stories - Post by : smw51 - Date : August 2010 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 793

Jack Pumpkinhead And The Sawhorse Jack Pumpkinhead And The Sawhorse

Jack Pumpkinhead And The Sawhorse
In a room of the Royal Palace of the Emerald City of Oz hangs a Magic Picture, in which are shown all the important scenes that transpire in those fairy dominions. The scenes shift constantly and by watching them, Ozma, the girl Ruler, is able to discover events taking place in any part of her kingdom.One day she saw in her Magic Picture that a little girl and a little boy had wandered together into a great, gloomy forest at the far west of Oz and had become hopelessly lost. Their friends were seeking them in the wrong direction and unless... Short Stories - Post by : ALANJAN - Date : August 2010 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1195

Ozma And The Little Wizard Ozma And The Little Wizard

Ozma And The Little Wizard
Once upon a time there lived in the beautiful Emerald City, which lies in the center of the fairy Land of Oz, a lovely girl called Princess Ozma, who was ruler of all that country. And among those who served this girlish Ruler and lived in a cozy suite of rooms in her splendid palace, was a little, withered old man known as the Wizard of Oz.This little Wizard could do a good many queer things in magic; but he was a kind man, with merry, twinkling eyes and a sweet smile; so, instead of fearing him because of his magic,... Short Stories - Post by : mxthree - Date : August 2010 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 989

Tiktok And The Nome King Tiktok And The Nome King

Tiktok And The Nome King
The Nome King was unpleasantly angry. He had carelessly bitten his tongue at breakfast and it still hurt; so he roared and raved and stamped around in his underground palace in a way that rendered him very disagreeable.It so happened that on this unfortunate day Tiktok, the Clockwork Man, visited the Nome King to ask a favor. Tiktok lived in the Land of Oz, and although he was an active and important person, he was made entirely of metal. Machinery within him, something like the works of a clock, made him move; other machinery made him talk; still other machinery made... Short Stories - Post by : infobizprofit - Date : August 2010 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2763

Little Dorothy And Toto Little Dorothy And Toto

Little Dorothy And Toto
Dorothy was a little Kansas girl who once accidentally found the beautiful Land of Oz and was invited to live there always. Toto was Dorothy's small black dog, with fuzzy, curly hair and bright black eyes. Together, when they tired of the grandeur of the Emerald City of Oz, they would wander out into the country and all through the land, peering into queer nooks and corners and having a good time in their own simple way. There was a little Wizard living in Oz who was a faithful friend of Dorothy and did not approve of her traveling alone in... Short Stories - Post by : claycotton - Date : August 2010 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 3065

The Cowardly Lion And The Hungry Tiger The Cowardly Lion And The Hungry Tiger

The Cowardly Lion And The Hungry Tiger
In the splendid palace of the Emerald City, which is in the center of the fairy Land of Oz, is a great Throne Room Princess Ozma, the Ruler, for an hour each day sits in a throne of glistening emeralds and listens to all the troubles of her people, which they are sure to tell her about. Around Ozma's throne, on such occasions, are grouped all the important personages of Oz, such as the Scarecrow, Jack Pumpkinhead, Tiktok the Clockwork Man, the Tin Woodman, the Wizard of Oz, the Shaggy Man and other famous fairy people. Little Dorothy usually has... Short Stories - Post by : Chillin - Date : August 2010 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1038