The Magic Cloak of Oz

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Once upon a time, the
Fairies assembled one
moonlit night, in the
ancient Forest of Burzee.

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The funny old Man in the
Moon smiled down upon
them.

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And then the Fairies of Oz
wove a Magic Cloak, which
would grant one wish to
the person who wore it.

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And of course they had
to weave it upon a
Fairy Loom.

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The home of the Ferry
Man, by the Vinegar
River.

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His Daughter - called Fluff,
of the Golden Hair.

Fluff - MILDRED HARRIS.

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His son - named Timothy, but
the folks all called him Bud.

     VIOLET McMILLAN.

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The Children's Playmate -
Nickodemus - and if it hadn't
been for Nickodemus - but
that is getting ahead of
my story.

     FRED WOODWARD.

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A traveler asks to be ferried
across the Vinegar River.

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And after the Fairies had
made the Magic Cloak, they
did not know what to do
with it, so they had to ask
the Man in the Moon.

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"That's easy, give the 
Cloak to the most
unhappy person you 
can find."

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"We want you to give 
this Cloak to the most
unhappy person you 
can find."

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The Children's Aunt - Rivette,
the Village Laundress.

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Now Aunt Rivette had a
sort of second sight, that
is she could see things
happening before they
really did so.

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And Aunt Rivette's vision
came true.

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With two children to support,
Aunt Rivette thought it best
to move to the City of Noland.

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The old King of Noland was
dying, and his counsellors were
worried because there was no
heir to succeed him.

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The King is dead.

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And they didn't know whom
to make King of Noland.

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And what do you think? The
Fairy Messenger found Fluff.

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"Are you unhappy my dear?"

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"Leaving the old home and all
that was so dear to me, has
made me the most unhappy
girl in all the great big world."

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"Here is a gift from the
Fairies. It will grant you
one wish - but no more."

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"Anyone you give it to, will
also have one wish granted,
but if stolen it loses its
power."

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"If you take the Cloak from
that child, I will punish
you severely."

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And then, all the people of
Nole gathered to choose a
new King.

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They went to the east gate
of Nole, where the new
King must enter.

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"Oh I just wish I could be 
happy once more!"

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And silly old Zixi wanted to
count the bears as people.
The idea of bears as kings!

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47!

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"Long live the King of Noland!"

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And then King Bud rode to 
the palace in the royal coach.

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"Gee, Fluff, it's fine to 
be a King."

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And then King Bud had 
to hold court.

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Nickodemus didn't like Noland
one bit, and wanted to go home.

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And then two robbers saw
Nickodemus. Poor Nick!

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Way back in the woods was
a robbers' camp.

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And the silly old robbers
played jacks.

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And they had stolen a nice
little girl, named Mary.

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And little Mary was awful
sorry for poor Nick.

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"I know the robbers have stolen 
my little Mary and I will
never see her again."

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And then King Bud dismissed
court, so that he and Fluff
could go and buy some toys.

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And then Nick met the awful 
lonesome Zoop.

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Now Nick didn't know that
there was a lazy lion in
those woods.

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And if the lion and the zoop
hadn't hated one another, Nick
would have been a goner.

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And the first thing Nick knew,
he met the friendly crow.

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"I'll tell you what we'll do!
We'll get all the animals
together and lick the
stuffin' out of the
old robbers!"

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And Bud and Fluff spent all
the money the treasurer had,
for toys.

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"Say fellows, if you must fight,
come on and help whip
the old robbers."

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"That's where I live. I'm ever
so much obliged to you."

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"He, and the other kind
animals, saved me from
the robbers."

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Zixi, Queen of the
country of Ix.

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While Zixi looked young, she
was really six hundred and 
eighty-three years old.

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Now Zixi had offended some
higher power and was compelled
to carry a mirror, in which
her real age was always
reflected.

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Because he was lonesome for
Bud and Fluff, Nick had to
say good-bye to Mary.

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The Minstrel sings of the
Magic Cloak, that gives
its wearer one wish.

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The Cloak belongs to Princess
  Fluff.
'Tis woven of some magic stuff.
If you its wearer chance to be,
One wish, this Cloak will grant
  to thee.

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And Zixi thought, if she could
just get that Cloak, she would
wish to be beautiful in a mirror.

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Zixi knew she couldn't go as
a Queen, so she turned
herself into a maid.

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And Zixi asked for a job as
maid to the Princess.

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"That's my new maid."

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And then Zixi stole the Cloak.

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And then Zixi changed back
to Queen and used the Cloak
to make a wish, to get rid of 
the ugly reflection.

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But the Fairy Messenger told
her, that because she had stolen
it, the cloak would not grant
her wish.

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The Rolly Rogues. Rough, round
rascals, ranging in the rugged
rocks of the mountains
above the clouds.

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The Rolly Rogues have no 
judgment. The silly things
eat buttons and hair pins,
but oh how they love soup!

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One day the clouds rolled away,
and a Rolly Rogue saw the
City of Noland below him.

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And he came and told the 
other Rolly Rogues what
he had seen.

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And just because they wanted 
a new kind of soup, the Rolly 
Rogues decided to attack Noland.

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Zip! Bing! Down come the
Rolly Rogues.

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And the Rolly Rogues
captured Noland.

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"Let's find the Magic Cloak
and wish the Rolly Rogues
out of town."

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The Princess failing to find either
her Cloak or the new maid,
sets forth with King Bud
to find them.

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"If we can just find the
Magic Cloak, it will
end all our troubles."

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"Won't you please give us our
Magic Cloak so we can wish
the Rolly Rogues out of Nolan?"

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"Why, I threw it away."

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Dame Dingle found the
Magic Cloak.

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Dame Dingle went to work and
cut up that Magic Cloak.

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"A whole nation is in danger
because you cut up the 
Magic Cloak."

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And the Rolly Rogues just made 
those frightened villagers make
them some soup.

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And once more all the animals 
came to help Nick. And they
went to drive the Rolly Rogues
out of Noland.

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And then, by the aid of the
Magic Cloak, the Rolly
Rogues were all driven
out of Noland.

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Zip! Bing! Up go the
Rolly Rogues!

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"The Fairies have sent for the
Magic Cloak. You mortals do
not use it wisely."

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"Wait a minute please, I
haven't had a wish yet."

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"I wish I could be just the 
very best King Noland
has ever had."

The END

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