The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People

Author: L. Frank Baum
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,715 / 98 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,878
Added to site: 2005.07.11 10804


"I beg pardon, your Majesty," said the wood-chopper, meekly, "I'll not do it again."

"Well, see that you don't," returned the head more cheerfully.

The people were greatly amazed at this, and took the wood-chopper to the palace, where all was soon explained.

When the Queen saw the King's head she immediately kissed it; but the King rebuked her, saying she must kiss only him.

"But it is your head," said the poor Queen.

"Probably it is," replied the King; "but it is on another man. You must confine yourself to kissing my wooden head."

"I'm sorry," sighed the Queen, "for I like to kiss the real head best."

"And so you shall," said the King's head; "I don't approve your kissing that wooden head at all."

The poor lady looked from one to the other in perplexity. Finally a happy thought occurred to her.

"Why don't you trade heads?" she asked.

"Just the thing!" cried the King; and, the wood-chopper consenting, the exchange was made, and the Monarch of Mo found himself in posse


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Leah A. Zeldes

A series of fantasy adventures aimed at fairly young readers, very silly, but fun. Each segment is short, so they might make good bedtime reading.

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