The Magic of Oz

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Author: L. Frank Baum
Published: 1919
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.8
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Wizard of Oz
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 5,485
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Origin: gutenberg.org

The discovery of a powerful magic word plunges a young boy from Oz headfirst into adventure!

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e others might not be likely to stumble upon it. So finally he decided it must be written somewhere in his own house.

Bini Aru had a wife named Mopsi Aru who was famous for making fine huckleberry pies, and he had a son named Kiki Aru who was not famous at all. He was noted as being cross and disagreeable because he was not happy, and he was not happy because he wanted to go down the mountain and visit the big world below and his father would not let him. No one paid any attention to Kiki Aru, because he didn't amount to anything, anyway.

Once a year there was a festival on Mount Munch which all the Hyups attended. It was held in the center of the saucer-shaped country, and the day was given over to feasting and merry-making. The young folks danced and sang songs; the women spread the tables with good things to eat, and the men played on musical instruments and told fairy tales.

Kiki Aru usually went to these festivals with his parents, and then sat sullenly outside the circle and would not danc

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