The Wizard of Oz

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Once upon a time
 the Townsfolk of
Oz awoke to find
their baby Princess
gone. And years
bring added resent-
ment and suspicion
as we find them
gathered in the palace.

2
         The Kingdom had 
          a treacherous,
self-appointed ruler in
the Prime Minister Kruel.

3
Kruel had an able aide
   in Lady Vishuss.

	- Virginia Pearson

4
     Kruel also had a
    willing cat's-paw 
in Ambassador Wikked.

	- Otto Lederer

5
Kruel's actions were
        arousing the
  townsfolk of Oz.

6
     In all of Oz there
          was none more
loved than Prince Kynd.

	- Bryant Washburn

7
"As spokesman for my 
people, we demand the
return of our rightful 
        queen."

8
"What will we do?"

9
"What about the 
    Wizard?"

10
"Wait! If the queen is
to be found, let us call
on the Wizard, he can
    do anything!"

11
  The Wizard was just 
      a medicine-show
hokum hustler, but he
fitted in nicely as the Prime
Minister's "yes-man."

12
"I must have time to 
think - go thru the 
audience and distract
        them."

13
"Watch, ye skeptics, and see
the great Wizard of black
art perform. He has nothing
up his sleeves nor under
his coat. Neither has he
anything under his hat!"

14
"What was that last 
    wise crack?"

15
"Do your stuff, Wizzy!"

16
The Phantom of 
 the Basket -

   - Frederic Ko Vert

17
"That's a lot of 
  applesauce!"

18
"Oh, Grammpy - I don't
like that. Read me about
Dorothy, the Tin Woodsman
  and the Scarecrow."

19
      On a
farm in Kansas
there once bloomed 
     a rose.

20
Dorothy.

  - Dorothy Dwan

21
A mother at heart was
  Dorothy's Aunt Em.

	- Mary Carr

22
- while her Uncle Henry
was just a distant relative.

	- Frank Alexander

23
With all the cinderelatives,
  there must be a Prince
Charming.

	- Oliver N. Hardy

24
Snowball - a promising 
 case of melancholia.

	- G. Howe Black

25
Hitting the hay while
   the sun shines.

	- Larry Semon

26
In the spring a young 
man's fancy turns to 
thoughts of - lollypops.

27
"The way he treats me
you would never think 
  he was my uncle."

28
"Sweetheart, he isn't."

29
"It was this way, darling.
    Many years ago -"

30
"I have told her
  everything."

31
  All of which
  made Dorothy
more anxious than
ever to learn who
she really was.

32
"But what was in those 
papers and who was 
     Dorothy?"

33
  Uneasy lies the 
  head that wears 
the crown, and the
hoi polloi were making
it tough for the Prime
     Minister

34
"Coronation day draws 
near and yet our rightful 
  Ruler is not here."

35
"I give you until the 
new moon - otherwise,
    the dungeon."

36
"Either get the papers 
and destroy them, or 
do away with the girl."

37
"In a place called Kansas
there are papers that will
        save us."

38
"Prepare for the journey!"

39
Bad news travels fast.

40
"Aw! Read me some 
more about Dorothy."

41
   And then came
   an eighteenth
birthday that promised
a surprise party for
Dorothy.

42
"Just think, boys, this is
my birthday and Uncle
Henry has promised to
tell me a big, big secret."

43
"Uncle, you promised that
today you would tell me
all about that envelope,
    and everything."

44
"Years ago a sealed
envelope was left 
here. I want it."

45
"It was left for the child 
to open and that she 
       will do."

46
"She must never know 
its contents - perhaps
we can make some 
financial arrangement."

47
"When I find out who 
I really am, you're the
first one I'm going to 
        tell."

48
"You - love the girl?"

49
"There is a certain paper
here. If she finds it you
can never marry her. Get
it for me and untold 
wealth and the girl will
    both be yours."

50
- so Uncle Henry
digs up the facts.

51
"Chief - let's tie her 
    to the tower."

52
"You tell me where 
they are - or she'll 
never be able to read 
        them."

53
"I wonder where 
    we are!"

54
"You must prevent them 
from entering Oz - they
have the papers and the
girl is Queen Dorothy."

55
"They are trespassers 
 in the Land of Oz."

56
"Change these people into
something - anything -
make monkeys of them -"

57
"Well, Kruel, at last
we have found our 
      Queen."

58
"What is this monkey
     business?"

59
"Who's going to change 
   what to which?"

60
"Sh-h sh-h-h - I'm just a
fake - I couldn't change
       a quarter."

61
"- but we've got to do 
something - or we're 
   all in Dutch."

62
"True enough, Prince 
Kynd. She rules our
fair kingdom, but I
am still the Dictator."

63
"Stop! I have changed 
these three men -
I have made them -
   invisible."

64
"Don't you see them
egg? Meet Mr. Ham."

65
"Mr. Ham, meet Mr.
Egg. Ham and Egg."

66
"Wait! You doubt my 
powers. Watch and
see what changes 
 I have made."

67
"The other fellow is
  in the tin pile."

68
- and so the prisoners
were brought to their 
      tribunal.

69
"I demand that these 
culprits who have 
kept our Queen from 
us be imprisoned in 
   the dungeon."

70
"My good friends, I shall be
compelled to temporarily
confine the guilty one to
      the dungeon."

71
"I didn't do it, Prince.
        He did!"

72
"Well, Wikk, what's left 
     for us to do?"

73
"You can still marry
 the queen-to-be."

74
     Dorothy and happiness
      reign in the kingdom
of Oz while Prime Minister
Kruel still moves his pawns
in an effort to checkmate.

75
      And the Tin Woodsman
        became the "Knight
of the Garter" - so in the
future no metal could touch 
          him.

76
- and Uncle Henry 
was made the Prince 
    of Whales.

77
"Everything will be 
okay if we can keep
on fooling the Prince
and if we can get rid
of that cornfield shiek."

78
 The Prime Minister
  kept a visiting
room for undesirable
visitors in the cellar of
    the Palace.

79
"You can help me 
to work the skin 
game on these
    folks."

80
"This whole thing is a 
frame-up and I'm
afraid they're going 
to frame on Dorothy.
I'm going to find her."

81
"Dorothy, I cross my heart
they're crossing you. Look
  out for these people."

82
"Good-bye, Mr. Scarecrow.
You're not going to have
anything to crow about,
but you're surely going
to have lots to get scared 
        about."

83
"I have heard that these 
alley cats like dark meat
- personally, I'm not
       afraid!"

84
"Spare me!! I will
tell everything. It
was I who left the
babe queen on the
doorstep in Kansas!"

85
"A hostile faction meant
you harm and I whisked
you away to save you
      from them."

86
   - and 
Queen Dorothy
and her Prince
lived happily
 ever after

  The End

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