[SOLO] Wishing Horse of Oz-mas

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Elizabby
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Post by Elizabby » February 17th, 2018, 10:46 pm

The Wishing Horse of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson (1891 - 1976).

This Oz mystery starts in the small, poor kingdom of Skampavia, where King Skamperoo wishes for a horse using enchanted emerald necklaces. When Chalk, a talking Horse from Oz, falls from the sky, Skamperoo decides the emeralds must be from the Emerald City, and decides to conquer all of Oz. He magically causes all the residents of Oz to forget their rightful rulers and accept him as their emperor instead. Only Dorothy and Pigasus, the flying pig, are able to remember Princess Ozma, the true ruler of Oz, and together they set out to rescue her. The mystery in this story is how to make the necklaces grant wishes; only the horse Chalk knows how to do this.

The Wishing Horse of Oz (1935) is the twenty-ninth in the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors, and the fifteenth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson.
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Volunteers outside the USA: Ruth Plumly Thompson died in 1976. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955), UNLESS the rule of shorter term applies.

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Last edited by Elizabby on February 28th, 2018, 6:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Dram Reads: Doctor Dolittle's Voyages Story of the Amulet - 4 roles left!
Play: The Mikado - 2 male chorus parts open!
Books: Captain Salt in Oz Heart Talks on Holiness

FULL: W&D Wishing Horse

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Post by Elizabby » February 17th, 2018, 11:03 pm

I'll DPL this one myself, so there is intentionally no tilde in the title.
Dram Reads: Doctor Dolittle's Voyages Story of the Amulet - 4 roles left!
Play: The Mikado - 2 male chorus parts open!
Books: Captain Salt in Oz Heart Talks on Holiness

FULL: W&D Wishing Horse

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 18th, 2018, 5:26 am

Beth,
Happy to MC this for you. I'll get the MW set up.
MaryAnn

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Post by eabitterman » February 20th, 2018, 11:27 pm

Hi. May I claim Chapter 1? The King of Skampavia.

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Post by Elizabby » February 21st, 2018, 2:13 am

I haven't filled in the MW yet, but I usually read the first chapter of my own projects - would taking the second chapter suit you? They are all about 2,000 words each.
Dram Reads: Doctor Dolittle's Voyages Story of the Amulet - 4 roles left!
Play: The Mikado - 2 male chorus parts open!
Books: Captain Salt in Oz Heart Talks on Holiness

FULL: W&D Wishing Horse

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Post by Elizabby » February 21st, 2018, 4:38 am

OK, the Preface is in the MW for PLing, if anyone has 2 minutes...

And I think we are ready to go to Readers Wanted!
Dram Reads: Doctor Dolittle's Voyages Story of the Amulet - 4 roles left!
Play: The Mikado - 2 male chorus parts open!
Books: Captain Salt in Oz Heart Talks on Holiness

FULL: W&D Wishing Horse

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Post by DrPGould » March 2nd, 2018, 2:52 pm

Beth:

Section 1 is PL-OK!

I was going to offer to DPL, but I see you're going to do it yourself. So I hope this gets you launched!

Many thanks,

Philip
I will be away from the boards May 30, 2018.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 2nd, 2018, 3:58 pm

Philip,

Beth has switched this over to a solo project, so she is no longer able to DPL . . . if you're still interested . . .

MaryAnn

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Post by DrPGould » March 2nd, 2018, 4:02 pm

Sounds like fun. If Beth's ok with it--I'm in.

Many thanks,

Philip
I will be away from the boards May 30, 2018.

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Post by Elizabby » March 2nd, 2018, 6:38 pm

Hi Philip! Thanks for your skills - look forward to working with you again!
Dram Reads: Doctor Dolittle's Voyages Story of the Amulet - 4 roles left!
Play: The Mikado - 2 male chorus parts open!
Books: Captain Salt in Oz Heart Talks on Holiness

FULL: W&D Wishing Horse

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 2nd, 2018, 6:40 pm

Philip,
I've added you to the MW.
MaryAnn

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Post by DrPGould » March 2nd, 2018, 7:30 pm

Thanks Beth and Mary Ann!

Looking forward to a fun project.

Philip
I will be away from the boards May 30, 2018.

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Post by DrPGould » March 3rd, 2018, 9:21 am

I'm getting a "file not found" error on section 1. Unable to download. :help:

Many thanks,

Philip
I will be away from the boards May 30, 2018.

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Post by Elizabby » March 3rd, 2018, 2:43 pm

Sorry, I changed the title to just "wishing horse" - the link should work now.
Dram Reads: Doctor Dolittle's Voyages Story of the Amulet - 4 roles left!
Play: The Mikado - 2 male chorus parts open!
Books: Captain Salt in Oz Heart Talks on Holiness

FULL: W&D Wishing Horse

DrPGould
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Post by DrPGould » March 3rd, 2018, 3:02 pm

Got it. Thanks.

Philip
I will be away from the boards May 30, 2018.

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