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

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At the Back of the North Wind
when all at once he recollected that the Lady North Wind was waiting for him in the yard.
"Good night, Diamond," he said, and darted up the ladder, across the loft, and down the stair to the door. But when he got out into the yard, there was
no lady.
Now it is al­ways a dreadful thing to think there is some­body and find nobody. Chil­dren in par­ticular have not made up their minds to it; they generally cry at nobody, espe­cially when they wake up at night. But it was an especial disappointment to
Diamond, for his little heart had been beating with joy: the face of the North Wind wTas so grand! To have a lady like that for a friend—with such long hair, too! Why, it was longer than twenty Diamonds' tails! She was gone. And there he stood, with his bare feet on the stones of the paved yard.
It was a clear night overhead, and the stars were shining. Orion in particular was making the most of
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