Realizing there was no way the animals could climb the bean pole, and that the trip would take untold hours at any rate, the Scarecrow decided to give the matter more thought; meanwhile, he presented Dorothy with the parasol and fan.
A grand procession entered the palace. Soon the throne room was filled with the three treacherous Princes, the Grand Chew Chew, General Mugwump, the Scarecrow’s unintended Princess Orange Blossom, and the Grand Gheewizard with his elderly dragon.
No sooner had Sir Hokus clapped eyes on the latter beast than he ran his sword through it, and it expired with a bang. In rage and grief, the Gheewizard made to fling a vase of potion at the Scarecrow. Dorothy started, and the parasol flew open and pulled her up into the shaft which led back to Oz.
After a moment’s wonder, the Gheewizard, “with a long incantation which there is no use at all in repeating,” flung the vase.
At that moment, Dorothy came back down, and the vase ended doused the Princes with its contents. Too Fang became a weasel, and the other two found themselves pigs. As they ran off, the Scarecrow had the Gheewizard put under cave arrest.
Dorothy had discovered that when the parasol was open, it would fly up and when closed, return to ground.
The Scarecrow declared Happy Toko the new Emperor and asked him to bring up Woe’s grandsons “like real children.” At Dorothy’s suggestion, the Ozites fastened ropes around themselves so that they could all be carried aloft by the magic parasol.
In less time than it took the Scarecrow to fall down the shaft, the entire party flew up it, Sir Hokus grabbing a handful of beans from a vine on the way up.
Alas, this was not a good thing, for upon reaching the surface, the knight errantly ate one of the beans, and promptly a vine grew from his back, attaching to the bean pole. He hurtled into the air, atop the new beanstalk, and Dorothy and the Scarecrow used the parasol to follow and grab onto him.
The fan fell from Dorothy’s pocket and kicked up a gust that blew the Lion, Camy, and Doubty to the Emerald City, where not long after Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and Sir Hokus managed to land. In moments the beanstalk, stretching back to the Munchkin farm, came loose and sproinged into the sky.
The Wogglebug adjusted the Scarecrow’s entry in the Royal Book, and indeed made an addendum to Dorothy’s, naming her the Royal Discoverer of Oz.
After the Scarecrow presented gifts to his friends from his onetime domain, everyone observed Emperor Happy Toko in the Magic Picture, and saw that he was doing very well indeed.
Ozma (having settled the Horner/Hopper war) declared a feast, and welcome was made to Doubty, Camy, and Sir Hokus, who proudly declared:
“I am happy, for I have served a Lady, gone on a Quest, and Slain a Dragon! Ozma, and Oz forever!“