of Oz is a tale of high adventure beginning in the islands
of the Nonestic Ocean and eventually culminating in the darkness
of the Nome King's Caverns. Rinkitink is the fun-loving runaway
king of his eponomous land who accompanied by his beast of
burden, a surly talking goat named Bilbil, makes his way to
the beautiful and peaceful island of Pingaree.
timing, however, is poor for soon after his arrival the island
is overrun by a marauding band of warriors who loot and pillage
the entire island and carry all its inhabitants off to slavery
on the twin islands of Regos and Coregos. Rinkitink, Bilbil,
and the young Prince of Pingaree, Inga, escape capture and
with the the help of three magic pearls they set out to rescue
the Pingareeans and Inga's father and mother, King Kitticut
and Queen Garee.
some successes and failures, they ultimately win the day and
free all the slaves on the islands. But not before the wicked
King Gos and Queen Cor escape with King Kitticut and Queen
Garee as hostages.
action then shifts to the Nome King's Caverns. Inga and Rinkitink
join forces with Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz to once more
confront the Nomes in the dramatic conclusion to this tale
of high adventure in the remoter regions of Oz.
The full title was Rinkitink in Oz: Wherein is Recorded
the Perilous Quest of Prince Inga of Pingaree and King Rinkitink
in the Magical Isles that Lie Beyond the Borderland of Oz.