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

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North Wind                        55
" Move on," she answered.
" Where?"
" Oh, anywheres. Bless you, I'm used to it."
11 Hadn't you better come home with me, then?"
"That's a good joke, when you don't know where
it is. Come on." "But where?" "Oh,           no-
wheres in parti­cular. Come on." Diamond obey­ed. The wind had now fallen consi d erably. They wandered on and on, turn­ing- in this direc­tion and that, without any reason for one way more than another, until they had got
out or tne thick
of the houses into a waste kind of place. By this time they were both very tired. Diamond felt a good deal inclined to cry, and thought he had been very silly to get down from the back of the North Wind; not that he would have minded it if he had done the girl any good; but he thought he had been of no use to her. He was mistaken there, for she was far happier
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