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

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Out in the Storm                  75
glorious of trumpet-ejaculations without the defiance in it; like the sound of falling- water without the clatter and clash in it: it was like all of them and neither of them—all of them without their faults, each of them without its peculiarity: after all, it was more like his
mother's voice than anything else in the world.
" Diamond, dear," she said, "beaman. What is fearful to you is not the least fearful to me."
"But it can't hurt you," mur­mured Diamond, " for you're it"
" Then if I'm it, and have you in my arms, how can it hurt you?"
"Oh yes! I
see," whispered
Diamond. "But it looks so dreadful, and it pushes
me about so."
"Yes, it does, my dear. That is what it was sent for."
At the same moment, a peal of thunder which shook Diamond's heart against the sides of his bosom hurtled out of the heavens: I cannot say out of the sky, for
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