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

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44 At the Back of the North Wind
"I believe so!" answered North Wind, laughing merrily. " I flew at her throat, and she tumbled over on the floor with such a crash that they ran in. She'll be turned away to-morrow—and quite time, if they knew
as much as I do."
" But didn't you frighten the little one?"
"She never saw me. The woman would not have seen me either if she had not been wicked."
" Oh ! " said Diamond, dubi­ously.
"Why should you see things," returned North Wind, "that you wouldn't under-
stand or know what to do with? Good people see good things; bad people, bad things."
" Then are you a bad thing?"
"No. For you see me, Diamond, dear," said the girl. and she looked down at him, and Diamond saw the loving eyes of the great lady beaming from the depths of her falling hair.
" I had to make myself look like a bad thing before
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