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Posted 06/08/2023 at 12:00 AM

I try to write Tip as the the kind of person that Princess Ozma is in The Emerald City of Oz.

For an idea of what I mean, here's an excerpt:
Ozma was in her rose garden picking a bouquet when the party arrived, and she greeted all her old and new friends as smilingly and sweetly as ever.

Dorothy’s eyes were full of tears as she kissed the lovely Ruler of Oz, and she whispered to her:

''Oh, Ozma, Ozma! I’m SO sorry!''

Ozma seemed surprised.

''Sorry for what, Dorothy?'' she asked.

''For all your trouble about the Nome King,'' was the reply.

Ozma laughed with genuine amusement.

''Why, that has not troubled me a bit, dear Princess,'' she replied. Then, looking around at the sad faces of her friends, she added: ''Have you all been worrying about this tunnel?''

''We have!'' they exclaimed in a chorus.

''Well, perhaps it is more serious than I imagined,'' admitted the fair Ruler; ''but I haven’t given the matter much thought. After dinner we will all meet together and talk it over.''

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