The Yellow Knight of Oz is the twenty-fourth book in the Oz book series, and the tenth Oz book written by Ruth Plumly Thompson, the 2nd Royal Hisotrian of Oz. As usual, John R. Neill serves once more as the illustrious illustrator.
It turns out that Oz has a number of knights that roam about doing knightly stuff. One of them is Sir Hokus of Pokes.
And wouldn't you know it, the yellow knight is bored and in search of something worthy of a knight's attention.
Seems that Sir Hokus of Pokes has a friend, who just happens to be a camel named The Comfy Camel. What else?
But as any camel knows, they don't do so well in water! Now if only the guy in the hat knew that!!
Then the hat guy goes complaining to Princess Ozma when he can't get his way with the darn camel.
Now comes into view a most glorious horse, one of the very few actually living in Oz.
Somewhere along the way, this strange fellow finds himself looking about Oz with a most unusual telescope. It reminds me of the Wizard's Magic Telescope which he uses in Family of Oz to watch over his great grandson as he makes his way into Oz.
He's probably watching the Yellow Knight get his metal-clad butt blown up!!!
And all because some sultan wants some bag being carried by the Comfy Camel. He kinda looks like the Ghost of Christmas Present from the Christmas Carol stories.
Of course, like nearly every Oz story ever written, Princess Ozma and Dorothy show up to save the day and provide for a happy ending. Princess Ozma and Dorothy are looking a bit older now.
One more post and the month's madness of blogging will be complete! I hope I've presented Oz in a favorable way this month.
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison of Oz