Tonight, by listener request, we’ll read the next section to "Queen Zixi of Ix, or The Story of the Magic Cloak", a children's book written by L. Frank Baum and published in 1905. The events of the book alternate between Noland and Ix, two neighboring regions to the Land of Oz, and Baum himself commented this was the best book he had written. In Chapter 1, the fairy Queen Lulea calls their merrymaking to a halt, and suggests they do something practical and helpful for a change. The fairies decide to create a magic cloak that can grant its wearer one wish. A fairy is set forth to give the cloak to the first unhappy person they meet.