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

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86 At the Back of the North Wind
went twisting away down into the darkness. For only a little light came in at the door. It was enough, however, to allow Diamond to see that North Wind stood beside him. He looked up to find her face, and saw that she was no longer a beautiful giantess, but the tall gracious lady he liked best to see. She took his hand, and, giving him the broad part of the spiral stair to walk on, led him down a good way; then, opening another little door, led him out upon a narrow
gallery that ran
all round the cen­tral part of the church, on the ledges of the windows of the clerestory, and through openings in the parts of the wall that divided the windows from each other. It was very narrow, and except when they were passing through the wall, Diamond saw no­thing to keep him
from falling into the church. It lay below him like a great silent gulf hollowed in stone, and he held his breath for fear as he looked down.
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