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A Complete Illustrated children's fantasy book by George MacDonald.

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10 At the Back of the North Wind
where they kept hay and straw and oats for the horses. And when little Diamond- -but stop: I must tell you that his father, who was a coachman, had named him after a favourite horse, and his mother had had no objection:—when little Diamond then lay there in bed,
he could hear the horses under him munching away in the dark, or moving sleepily in their dreams.           For
Diamond's father had built him a bed in the loft with boards all round it, because they had so little room in their own end over the coach-house; and Diamond's father put old Diamond in the
stall under the bed, because he was a quiet horse, and did not go to sleep standing, but lay down like a reason­able creature. But, although he was a surprisingly reasonable creature, yet, when young Diamond woke in the middle of the night, and felt the bed shaking in the blasts of the north wind, he could not help wondering whether, if the wind should blow the house
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