The other thread of the story involves our dear little friend Dorothy Gale. Having borrowed some money he was unable to repay, Henry’s farm faced foreclosure. Not wanting him and Aunt Em to be destitute, Dorothy signaled Ozma at their usual time, and once in Ozma’s presence, she beseeched the girl ruler of Oz to use the Magic Belt to wish the entire family to Oz.
Ozma was more than happy to oblige, and soon the bewildered farm folk found themselves in royal surroundings and realized that all of Dorothy’s fanciful tales about her travels in fairyland– and her status as a princess– were true. Ozma welcomed the old couple and appointed them rooms in the palace.
After a visit with Billina, whose family now included hundreds of chickens, the newly-attired Henry and Em encountered a lion, whom Em boldly faced down so he would not spring on them. It was of course the Cowardly Lion, who was very pleased to meet them.
Ozma arranged a tour of Oz for Henry and Em, who, along with Dorothy, Toto, the Wizard, the Shaggy Man, and Omby Amby, rode in a red cart drawn by the Sawhorse.
Their first stop was the Royal Athletic College of Oz, where Professor Wogglebug showed them the facility and explained how all the lessons were taken as pills.
Next they visited the Cuttenclips, a people even more fragile than those of the China Country, for they were made of paper. Their queen, a human girl named Miss Cuttenclip, cut them all out of magic paper given her by Glinda.
A sad kangaroo who had lost her mittens directed them to the town of Fuddlecumjig, where the Fuddles lived. The Fuddles were a happy people, but did tend to go to pieces– literally! They were living jigsaw puzzles, and often fell apart and had to rely on visitors to put them back together.
Later on the journey, the Wizard declared that they should make camp, and, using a spell he learned from Glinda, transformed some handkerchiefs into tents for the purpose.
In the morning, Dorothy, Toto, and Billina woke before everyone else and decided to do a little exploring. Getting lost on a path, they were suddenly accosted and arrested by a brigade of spoons and taken to face trial in the Kingdom of Utensia.
In a town whose buildings were all stoves and other kitchen furnishings, Dorothy and her animal friends were taken before King Kleaver, an easygoing blade who began a relentless assault of utensil-related puns in which his subjects took eager part. When it was determined that Dorothy hadn’t actually been accused of anything, she and the animals were freed to go.
Trying to get back to camp, they discovered signs indicating the ways to Bunbury and Bunnybury, and headed for Bunbury. The town and its people were all made of bread, and as Dorothy was very hungry by this time, she deigned to eat a waffle fence and other such objects.