When Ojo entered the room he ran quickly to the statue of Unc Nunkie and kissed the marble face affectionately.
"I did my best, Unc," he said, with a sob, "but it was no use!"
Then he drew back and looked around the room, and the sight of the assembled company quite amazed him.
Aside from the marble statues of Unc Nunkie and Margolotte, the Glass Cat was there, curled up on a rug; and the Woozy was there, sitting on its square hind legs and looking on the scene with solemn interest; and there was the Shaggy Man, in a suit of shaggy pea-green satin, and at a table sat the little Wizard, looking quite important and as if he knew much more than he cared to tell.
Last of all, Dr. Pipt was there, and the Crooked Magician sat humped up in a chair, seeming very dejected but keeping his eyes fixed on the lifeless form of his wife Margolotte, whom he fondly loved but whom he now feared was lost to him forever.
Ozma took a chair which Jellia Jamb wheeled forward for the Ruler, and back of her stood the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and Dorothy, as well as the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger. The Wizard now arose and made a low bow to Ozma and another less deferent bow to the assembled company.
"Ladies and gentlemen and beasts," he said, "I beg to announce that our Gracious Ruler has permitted me to obey the commands of the great Sorceress, Glinda the Good, whose humble Assistant I am proud to be. We have discovered that the Crooked Magician has been indulging in his magical arts contrary to Law, and therefore, by Royal Edict, I hereby deprive him of all power to work magic in the future. He is no longer a crooked magician, but a simple Munchkin; he is no longer even crooked, but a man like other men.
As he pronounced these words the Wizard waved his hand toward Dr. Pipt and instantly every crooked limb straightened out and became perfect. The former magician, with a cry of joy, sprang to his feet, looked at himself in wonder, and then fell back in his chair and watched the Wizard with fascinated interest.
The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum, is a children's novel, the seventh set in the Land of Oz. Characters include the Woozy, Ojo "the Unlucky", Unc Nunkie, Dr. Pipt, Scraps (the patchwork girl), and others. The book was first published on July 1, 1913, with illustrations by John R. Neill. In 1914, Baum adapted the book to film through his "Oz Film Manufacturing Company."
In the previous Oz book, The Emerald City of Oz, magic was used to isolate Oz from all outside worlds. Baum did this to end the Oz series, but was forced to restart the series with this book due to financial hardships. In the prologue, he explains how he managed to get another story about Oz, even though it is isolated from all other worlds. He explains that a child suggested he make contact with Oz with wireless telegraphy. Glinda, using her book that records everything that happens, is able to know that someone is using a telegraph to contact Oz, so she erects a telegraph tower and has the Shaggy Man, who knows how to make a telegraph reply, tell the story contained in this book to Baum.
- Chapter One Ojo and Unc Nunkie
- Chapter Two The Crooked Magician
- Chapter Three The Patchwork Girl
- Chapter Four The Glass Cat
- Chapter Five A Terrible Accident
- Chapter Six The Journey
- Chapter Seven The Troublesome Phonograph
- Chapter Eight The foolish Owl and the Wise Donkey
- Chapter Nine They Meet the Woozy
- Chapter Ten Shaggy Man to the Rescue
- Chapter Eleven A Good Friend
- Chapter Twelve The Giant Porcupine
- Chapter Thirteen Scraps and the Scarecrow
- Chapter Fourteen Ojo Breaks the Law
- Chapter Fifteen Ozma's Prisoner
- Chapter Sixteen Princess Dorothy
- Chapter Seventeen Ozma and Her Friends
- Chapter Eighteen Ojo is Forgiven
- Chapter Nineteen Trouble with the Tottenhots
- Chapter Twenty The Captive Yoop
- Chapter Twenty-One Hip Hopper the Champion
- Chapter Twenty-Two The Joking Horners
- Chapter Twenty-Three Peace Is Declared
- Chapter Twenty-Four Ojo Finds the Darkwell
- Chapter Twenty-Five They Bribe the Lazy Quadling
- Chapter Twenty-Six The Trick River
- Chapter Twenty-Seven The Tin Woodman Objects
- Chapter Twenty-Eight The Wonderful Wizard of Oz