The third story in the 2009 part of this flipbook edition of Oziana is "The Ransom of Button-Bright" with a script by J. L. Bell and art by S. P. Maldonado. This is Oziana's first ever story told in comic book form, and it really works well in this format. If you recognize the title as being a parody of the classic O. Henry short story "The Ransom of Red Chief", you probably already have a good idea of what happens in this story. Wandering in the woods, Button-Bright (pretty sure that he is lost again) is taken by a pair of wannabe bandits, hoping to ransom him off for a lot of money from his friends in the Emerald City. Naturally, things do not go as planned, and Ozma and Joe King make a counteroffer that, by the time they get it, the bandits are only too ready to accept. The fun part of it is that Button-Bright remains pretty oblivious throughout, and just sees it all as another adventure, which totally fits his character. A classic Ruth Plumly Thompson character makes a welcome appearance at the end to fetch Button-Bright, too. This was a lot of fun, and not to be taken too seriously at all, thus fitting one of the themes of this issue.