After a joyful reunion with Ozma, Dorothy made her known to Zeb and the Wizard, who had already been warmly welcomed by Jellia Jamb, Omby Amby (a.k.a. the Soldier with the Green Whiskers, now clean-shaven), and all the other palace servants who fondly remembered their former ruler. Jim had been taken to quarters of his own.
Zeb was thunderstruck by Ozma’s loveliness, but her welcoming manner put him at ease. The Wizard and Ozma discussed the history of Oz (or rather Baum’s version of it at that time), and the Wizard revealed his full name: Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs. Ozma explained her lineage (never once mentioning the affair of the Wizard kidnapping her as a baby) and welcomed Oz to live in the Emerald City for ever, making him her Official Wizard.
More Ozite stalwarts arrived to welcome the Wizard and Dorothy back, including the Scarecrow and Billina, to whom Eureka took an instant dislike.
The next day, declared a holiday by Ozma, there was a grand parade followed by an exhibition of the Wizard’s humbug magic. Ozma was especially delighted by the tiny piglets and asked Oz to let her have one for a pet, which he happily did.
After a sumptuous luncheon came a round of contests, in which Zeb was beaten in wrestling by a Munchkin, but defeated the Munchkin at boxing. At the Scarecrow’s suggestion, Jim and the Saw-Horse had a race with each other in which wood conquered flesh and bone. Sadly, Jim showed himself a poor sport; he kicked the Saw-Horse viciously, and for his trouble got knocked down by the Hungry Tiger, who with the Cowardly Lion glared at the humbled horse until he calmed down.
Many days later, Ozma’s pet piglet went missing, and Eureka was eventually charged with its murder, as all knew she’d hungered after the piglets. The impudent kitten was put on trial with the Tin Woodman as her defense attorney and the Woggle-Bug as Public Accuser.
Not wishing to let Dorothy’s kitten be condemned to death, Oz arranged a subterfuge with Nick Chopper, who concealed another of the pigs in his funnel cap and produced it during the trial. After mockingly daring the Wizard to produce the other eight, Eureka finally revealed that the piglet had fallen into a vase.
Eureka, shunned by Ozite society, begged Dorothy to send her somewhere else. Homesick herself, Dorothy saw in the Magic Picture that Uncle Henry and Aunt Em, both now in Kansas, had put on mourning. Knowing that she must leave, Dorothy asked Ozma to send her home, as well as returning Zeb and Jim to California.
So, on a morning following an evening of entertainment, Ozma reluctantly sent Dorothy, along with Eureka, back to Kansas. Then Zeb got up behind Jim, once more harnessed to the buggy, and thanked Ozma and her friends for their hospitality, then blinked in surprise to find himself and Jim trotting back to Hugson’s Ranch.