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Whenever I think of Oz, I primarily think of the Russian versions I read - apparently, someone liked Baum's version so much, they ... rewrote it, and eventually released sequels that diverged significantly from Baum's later work: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wizard_of_the_Emerald_City

The bit I remember most comes from the third book, where seven kings take turns ruling - one is in charge, while six others sleep. (Which is a theme that's weirdly in one of Orson Scott Card's novels, too, and which I will probably steal for one of my D&D campaigns.)

William H. Stoddard

It's worth noting that Trot and Cap'n Bill had appeared in an originally independent novel, The Sea Fairies. In The Scarecrow of Oz, Baum seems to be doing a crossover that integrates them into the Oz continuity, rather the way later comics writers would have the Sub-mariner meet the Fantastic Four.

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