The sight of the giant horse caused a sensation in the Emerald City, and Ozma welcomed both her returning friends and new visitors, especially Prince Philador, with royal courtesy. Once all tales were told, and the Wizard scribbled some notes on how to deal with all the problems that needed solving, Ozma led the way to the Magic Picture.
Back in the Ozure Isles, a great wonder had happened: not long after Orpah arrived to tell the King of Trot and her mission, Jewlia announced a boat rounding Opal Point and all rushed out to see a fisherman rowing his boat, which bore a most unexpected passenger: Queen Orin herself!
The cheers from the shore were cut short when Quiberon appeared, having freed himself from his cave. The monster lunged for the Queen when Akbad, sick with guilt and ready to redeem himself, flew out and truly snatched Orin from the jaws of death.
Everyone ran into the palace and cowered as Quiberon began to fling himself at the door to try and break through it. Seeing this in the Magic Picture, the Wizard transported Ozma, Trot, Philador, Benny, Herby, Dorothy, Betsy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Patch Work Girl, Sir Hokus, High Boy, and himself to the garden outside the Castle. Though Sir Hokus was ready and willing to take on the monster, the Wizard easily defeated Quiberon by changing him into a glittering statue.
Inside the palace, two revelations were made. One was how egregiously Akbad had lied, for which he was stripped of his rank and his wings (though he did not consider those a loss), and the other was that Queen Orin had been none other than Tattypoo, the Good Witch of the North!
Orin recounted the tale of how, when she was to be bride to the young Prince Cheeriobed, Mombi had taken a fancy to him and, in the form of a charming young maiden, tried to entice him away from his intended. When he refused, she retaliated by spiriting his father away. Two years later she kidnapped Orin and tried to change her into a wicked witch. Instead, Orin became not only a good witch, but one more powerful than Mombi, and so banished Mombi from her own home.
When Agnes the dragon, now restored to her former human self as well, suggested looking through the magic window, Tattypoo remembered she was Orin, and leaped through it into her home and her former identity.
Grand feasts were then held, first in Cheeriobed’s Castle, then at the Emerald City. Ozma declared Cheeriobed and Orin rulers of the East, and that Joe King and Hyacinth would now rule the North. The Wizard restored the seahorses, Benny decided to remain a statue after all, and Cheeriobed created Trot a Princess of the Ozure Isles, promised her a crown, and welcomed her to visit any time. As Philador and Trot had grown very fond of each other, this was sure to be often.