the little boy from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who
twice before has saved Oz from the Gnome King (see The
Gnome King of Oz and Jack Pumpkinhead
of Oz) returns to voyage all over the Nonestic
we have Captain Samuel Salt - once captain of not one, but
two pirating ships; the "Crescent Moon" and the
"Sea Lion". Unfortunately for old Captain Salt,
his crew robbed him of the Sea Lion and his treasure and then
deserted him because he was too soft and liked exploring and
specimen collecting more than he like pirating.
we have King Ato once the eighth king of the Octagon
Isles. Unfortunately for old Ato, his 180 subjects robbed
him of everything except his castle furnishings and then deserted
him because they believed he was too soft and not ambitious
we have our old friend Peter. Along with Roger the Read Bird
(a good-natured, good-hearted, well-meaning companion
unless you really don't feel like being read to!) they set
sail on the Nonestic Ocean and visit many exciting places.
last (but surely not least) we have mean old Ruggedo, the
former Gnome King. After being hit by the Silence Stone, he
was rendered speechless for the past five years and will continue
to be speechless for the next two years. Ruggedo answers an
advertisement for the kingdom of Menankypoo for a dumb king.
He discovers and enters a seaside cave belonging to Kadj the
Conjurer. Inside he finds an axe that cures his speech problem
and Clocker the Clock Man. Clocker is a famous wise man; giving
forth words of wisdom every 15 minutes. Like Ruggedo, he is
also speechless, but in his head is a little cuckoo bird,
who hands out neatly written notes. Together they set off
to conquer Oz.
the high seas adventurers in the nautical tale as they all
finally make it to the Land of Oz and the Emerald City.
Captain Salt's adventures (along with Ato and Roger) continue
in the aptly title, Captain Salt