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

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3o At the Back of the North Wind
towards the white thing to see what it was. And when Diamond saw her coming he was not frightened either, though Mrs. Crump was a little cross sometimes; for there is a good kind of crossness that is only dis­agreeable, and there is a bad kind of crossness that is very nasty indeed. So she came up with her neck stretched out, and her head at the end of it, and her eyes foremost of all, like a snail's, peering into the night to see what it could be that went on glimmering white
beforeher. When
she did see, she made a great ex­clamation, and threw up her hands. Then without a word, for she thought Diamond was walking in his sleep, she caught hold of him, and led him towards the house. He made no objec­tion, for he was just in the mood to be grateful for notice of any
sort, and Mrs. Crump led him straight into the drawing-room.
Now, from the neglect of the new housemaid, the
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