The Magic of Oz HTML version
Ozma's Birthday Presents
When Cap'n Bill and Trot and the Glass Cat had started for the hidden island in
the far-off river to get the Magic Flower, Dorothy wondered again what she could
give Ozma on her birthday. She met the Patchwork Girl and said:
"What are you going to give Ozma for a birthday present?"
"I've written a song for her," answered the strange Patchwork Girl, who went by
the name of "Scraps," and who, through stuffed with cotton, had a fair assortment
of mixed brains. "It's a splendid song and the chorus runs this way:
I am crazy;
You're a daisy,
I am patched and gay and glary;
You're a sweet and lovely fairy;
May your birthdays all be happy,
"How do you like it, Dorothy?" inquired the Patchwork Girl.
"Is it good poetry, Scraps?" asked Dorothy, doubtfully.
"It's as good as any ordinary song," was the reply. "I have given it a dandy title,
too. I shall call the song: 'When Ozma Has a Birthday, Everybody's Sure to Be
Gay, for She Cannot Help the Fact That She Was Born.'"
"That's a pretty long title, Scraps," said Dorothy.
"That makes it stylish," replied the Patchwork Girl, turning a somersault and
alighting on one stuffed foot. "Now-a-days the titles are sometimes longer than
Dorothy left her and walked slowly toward the place, where she met the Tin
Woodman just going up the front steps.
"What are you going to give Ozma on her birthday?" she asked.
"It's a secret, but I'll tell you," replied the Tin Woodman, who was Emperor of the
Winkies. "I am having my people make Ozma a lovely girdle set with beautiful tin