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

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64' At the Back of the North Wind
that Diamond had begun once more to feel as if North Wind were a dream of some far-off year.
One hot evening, he had been sitting with the young mistress, as they called her, in a little summer-house at the bottom of the lawn—a wonderful thing for beauty,
the boy thought,
for a little win­dow in the side of it was made of coloured glass. It grew dusky, and the lady be­gan to feel chill, and went in, leav­ing the boy in the summer - house. He sat there gaz­ing out at a bed of tulips, which, although they had closed for the night, could not go quite
asleep for the wind that kept waving them about. All at once he saw a great humble-bee fly out of one of the tulips.
''There! that is something done," said a voice—a gentle, merry, childish voice, but so tiny. "At last it was. I thought he would have had to stay there all night, poor fellow! I did."
Diamond could not tell whether the voice was near
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