Quadling Country

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The Quadling Country is the southern division of L. Frank Baum's Land of Oz. It is distinguished by the color red, worn by most of the local inhabitants as well as the color of their surroundings.

Like all the countries of Oz, the Quadling Country contains various unusual sights and places. Among them are,

from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz:

  • the palace of Glinda the sorceress, also known in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and other Oz books as the witch of the South
  • the mountains in which dwell the belligerent and armless Hammer-Heads
  • the forest of the Fighting Trees

from The Emerald City of Oz:

  • Miss Cuttenclip, who cuts paper dolls from live paper
  • Fuddlecumjig, where the inhabitants are made from puzzle pieces and have to be reassembled often
  • Utensia, a kingdom inhabited by animated eating and cooking implements
  • Bunbury, a land where all the inhabitants are animated food
  • Bunnybury, where intelligent rabbits walk on their hind legs and wear clothes
  • Rigmarole Town and Flutterbudget Center, where people either explain things in a roundabout way or worry over nothing

from The Scarecrow of Oz:

  • Jinxland, a monarchy separated from the rest of the Quadling Country by a gorge



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