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

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8o At the Back of the North Wind
I don't believe it. I won't believe it. That would kill me. I love you, and you must love me, else how did I come to love you? How could you know how to put on such a beautiful face if you did not love me and the rest? No. You may sink as many ships as
you like, and I won't say another word. I can't say I shall like to see it, you know."
" That's quite another thing," said North Wind; and as she spoke she gave one spring from the roof of the hay­loft, and rushed up into the clouds, with Diamond on her left arm close to her heart. And as if the clouds knew she had come, they burst into a fresh jubilation of thunderous light. For a few moments, Diamond seemed to be borne up through the depths of an ocean of dazzling flame; the next, the winds were writhing around him like a storm of serpents. For they were in the midst of the clouds and mists, and they of course took the shapes of the wind, eddying and wreath-
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