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

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The Hay-Loft                    19
clothes off Diamond. He started up in terror. Lean­ing over him was the large beautiful pale face of a woman. Her dark eyes looked a little angry, for they had just begun to flash; but a quivering in her sweet upper lip made her look as if she were going to
cry. What was most strange was that away from her head streamed out her black hair in every direction, so that tne dark­ness in the hay­loft looked as if it were made of her hair; but as Diamond gazed at her in speech­less amazement, mingled with con­fidence—for the boy was en­tranced with her
mighty beauty—
her hair began to gather itself out of the darkness, and fell down all about her again, till her face looked out of the midst of it like a moon out of a cloud. From her eyes came all the light by which Diamond saw her face and her hair; and that was all he did see of her yet. The wind was over and gone.
"Will you go with me now, you little Diamond?
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