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

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7o At the Back of the North Wind
"Ah! now I know. Like the man in the sweety-shop."
"Not very. But I see it is no use. I wasn't sent to tell you, and so I can't tell you. I must be off. Only first just look at the man."
" He's not much
of a rower," said Diamond—" pad­dling first with one fin and then with the other."
"Now look here!" said North Wind.
And she flashed like a dragon-fly across the water, whose surface rippled and puc­kered as she passed. The next moment the man in the boat
glanced about him, and bent to his oars. The boat flew over the rippling water. Man and boat and river were awake. The same instant almost, North Wind perched again upon the river wall.
" How did you do that?" asked Diamond.
" I blew in his face," answered North Wind.
" I don't see how that could do it," said Diamond.
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