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The Patchwork Girl of Oz - L. Frank Baum

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THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ

by L. FRANK BAUM

Affectionately dedicated to my young friend
Sumner Hamilton Britton of Chicago


Prologue

Through the kindness of Dorothy Gale of Kansas,
afterward Princess Dorothy of Oz, an humble writer
in the United States of America was once appointed
Royal Historian of Oz, with the privilege of
writing the chronicle of that wonderful fairyland.
But after making six books about the adventures of
those interesting but queer people who live in the
Land of Oz, the Historian learned with sorrow that
by an edict of the Supreme Ruler, Ozma of Oz, her
country would thereafter be rendered invisible to
all who lived outside its borders and that all
communication with Oz would, in the future, be cut off.


The children who had learned to look for the
books about Oz and who loved the stories about the
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